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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Agency Priority Project Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Fundingsort descending 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ CTA Tactical Signal Improvements Rail $0 $0 $21,630,000 $21,630,000

Description:

State of Good Repair projects and replacing obsolete equipment on CTA rail signal system

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Tactical Traction Power (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures) Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

State of Good Repair projects and replacing obsolete equipment on CTA rail signal system

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^

$10,293,685

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2022

End Date

Sep 2023

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

Current Status

The design for this project is ongoing while striving to reach the 100% designs and IFB documents. Once the IFB drawings for design are resubmitted, the team will submit them to the Village of Skokie for permits.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Metra A-2 Interlocking Replacement Rail $0 $0 $749,500,000 $749,500,000

Description:

Separate tracks at busiest switching location on Metra system

No Results Found

+ Pace Administration - Pace System $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Provide for program administration

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Professional Project Management and Oversight Consulting Services Miscellaneous Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Project Management for Priority Capital Projects - Consulting services to assist Pace in the successful delivery of priority capital projects funded by Rebuild Illinois.

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
$1,000,000
$0
$0
$1,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$425,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

Behind Schedule

Start Date

Jul 2021

End Date

Nov 2021

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

Current Status

A contract was executed with STV Construction Inc. for project management consulting services. Task 1 involved a systems review of Pace's capital projects completion process and recommendations of industry best practices. The consultant completed the task order for this funding. This will be the final update of this project.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

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

Description:

Buses for new services

No Results Found

+ CTA Blue Line Forest Park Modernization - Phase 3 Rail $0 $0 $598,030,000 $598,030,000

Description:

Track improvement and special work placement, interlocking relocation and station renovations

No Results Found

+ 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

+ 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

+ CTA Blue Line Forest Park Modernization - Phase 4 Rail $0 $0 $597,030,000 $597,030,000

Description:

Des Plaines Yard and Forest Park terminal reconstruction

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 Paratransit Vehicles - Expansion Bus $0 $0 $13,000,000 $13,000,000

Description:

New Dial-a-Ride and ADA vehicles for aging population

No Results Found