Capital Projects

Regional Capital Program

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Capital programming is a core function of the RTA. RTA and the Service Boards have worked to articulate as well as advance a capital strategy for transit projects in the Chicagoland region.

Priority Projects have been identified by the Service Boards. These priority projects were defined in the Invest in Transit Regional Transit Strategic Plan and are updated on an annual basis. This page shows details about the funding for each priority project.

The 2022-2026 5-Year Regional Capital Program includes over 200 projects that are advancing many of these Priority Projects. The capital projects are also shown in the table below, organized by Priority Project. Each project listing shows the amount of funding programmed in the 2022-2026 Regional Capital Program. Each listing also shows the core requirement(s) and strategic goals that each project helps to address, as defined in the region’s new performance-based capital allocation process.

Notably, the region has committed to dedicating 20% of programmed funds to projects that fulfill the core requirements of improving equity or achieving full accessibility for 2025 and beyond as a part of the new performance-based capital allocation process. 

The Service Boards have met and exceeded the 20% goal for the 2025 and 2026 budget years. Detailed analysis of the core requirements and strategic goals can be found in the Regional Transit Operating Budget and Capital Program

Read more about RTA’s capital programming activities here.

Project Management Oversite (PMO) data is provided for projects that are being actively monitored by the PMO group. Data included current activities, start and end date and budget and schedule status. The following page has a full list of active PMO projects.

 

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Agencysort ascending Priority Project Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ RTA RTA Funding Program(s) System $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Projects and programs undertaken by RTA

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ RTA TBD Miscellaneous System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Projects TBD

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$0
$0

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace ADA Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Replacement of vehicles for the existing program and new vehicles under direct Pace ownership for ADA service within City of Chicago

No Results Found

+ Pace ADA Radio System Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Replacement of radio systems for the existing program.

No Results Found

+ Pace ADA Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Updates to maintenance facilities supporting assets directly under Pace ownership for ADA service within City of Chicago

No Results Found

+ Pace ADA Passenger Transfer Facilities Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Updates to transfer facilities supporting ADA service within City of Chicago

No Results Found

+ Pace ADA ADA Regional Paratransit Program System $0 $0 $257,772,000 $257,772,000

Description:

Replacement of vehicles and radio systems for existing program. New vehicles, transfer locations and maintenance facilities for direct Pace ownership of assets for ADA service within City of Chicago

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ ADA Technology Upgrades and Transfer Centers Miscellaneous System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Regional ADA Paratransit Communication Technology and Transfer Locations - Projects include upgrades to the Trapeze software, TripCheck online booking and tracking, TripCheck Interactive Voice Response phone system, text/email notifications, and Ventra integration. In areas with frequent transfers, funding will be used to purchase land, build facilities, and provide amenities for riders. Pace has identified a location that is adjacent to the Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg that is planned to be the first of these transfer locations.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$15,800,000
$0
$0
$15,800,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$4,200,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Dec 2020

End Date

Dec 2023

^Total Project Budget is the project budget being tracked by the RTA PMO Group

Current Status

Pace is working to go out to bid in Q2-2022 for the ADA transfer center. Concurrently, they're working on an IGA with the Village of Schaumburg for Planning and Zoning hearing. The 100% design plans were completed by the consultant and Pace sent comments. Once comments are addressed, the final design will be ready for bid.

Additional projects are in process to move forward once the Trapeeze update is completed, which is expected to take place at the end of Q1-2022. Next steps will be installing the paracutter software.

Last Updated 04.22.2022

+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Replacement Bus $34,050,000 $109,500,000 $123,300,000 $13,800,000

Description:

Replacement of buses reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Fixed Route CNG Buses Rolling Stock Bus $28,050,000 $48,400,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Replacement CNG buses - Pace plans to replace 115 diesel buses with 40' Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for the future Northwest Division garage in Wheeling, currently being designed as a CNG fueling facility.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$28,050,000
$20,350,000
$48,400,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$26,023,261
$28,050,000
$20,350,000
$74,423,261

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Fixed Route Coach Buses Rolling Stock Bus $0 $9,100,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Coach Buses - Pace plans to replace 13 40' diesel coach buses, including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for the I-55 Bus on Shoulder service.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$9,100,000
$9,100,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$9,100,000
$9,100,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Fixed Route Electric Buses Rolling Stock Bus $6,000,000 $52,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Replace 52 diesel buses with electric buses including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections).

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$6,000,000
$46,000,000
$52,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$6,000,000
$46,000,000
$52,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Purchase 30' Diesel Buses Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project is a new contract awarded in September 2019 for a new five‐year
indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for 30’ low floor diesel buses. The
minimum quantity to be purchased under this contract is 67 buses and the total
number of buses procured will not exceed the maximum amount of 164.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$0
$0

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$80,261,908

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Sep 2019

End Date

Sep 2024

^Total Project Budget is the project budget being tracked by the RTA PMO Group

Current Status

A total of 67 buses have been ordered to date. The first order consisted of 23 buses, all of which are in service. These were delayed due to the COVID‐19 crisis. The second order consists of 44 and has been executed with the vendor. The vendor is expected to begin production in December 2021 and have all buses delivered in June 2022. The buses are expected to service the areas currently serviced by Fox Valley and MV Batavia.

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Purchase 40' Diesel Buses Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Replacement diesel buses (40') - Pace plans to replace 78 diesel buses including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections).

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$0
$0

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$41,786,531

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jun 2019

End Date

Nov 2020

^Total Project Budget is the project budget being tracked by the RTA PMO Group

Current Status

Pace placed an order for the delivery of a total of 85 buses. To date, all 85 buses have been received and are in service. The buses are expected to service the routes currently serviced by West Division. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace Improve Passenger Facilities - Park-n-Ride Lots Bus $0 $0 $7,450,000 $7,450,000

Description:

Updates and repairs to Park-n-Ride lots

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ I-55 Park-n-Rides Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

I-55 Park-n-Rides: A/E design and expansion of existing (Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Romeoville) and/or construction of new park-n-ride facility.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$6,750,000
$0
$0
$6,750,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Expansion Bus $0 $0 $83,889,000 $83,889,000

Description:

Buses for new services

No Results Found

+ Pace Pulse Infrastructure System $0 $0 $84,525,000 $84,525,000

Description:

Enhance Pulse service

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Pulse Dempster Line Easements Stations & Passenger Facilities System $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Pulse Dempster Line Easements - To conduct utility and construction work in the Dempster corridor for Pulse stations. Dempster Line is 15 miles in length and will include connections to other Pace and CTA bus routes, the CTA Yellow and Purple lines, as well as to Metra’s Union Pacific North, Northwest and North Central Service rail lines. Construction of stations (related project 5426) is funded with 2019 CMAQ.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$0
$0

Last Updated 01.13.2022