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 shown in the table below, organized by Priority Project and can also be seen in a mapped form on the RTA Capital Projects Dashboard. 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 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Needsort descending
+ CTA Green Line Improvements Rail $3,903,938 $3,903,938 $683,042,000 $679,138,062

Description:

Track, structural, station, and power improvements

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Green Line - Lake Street Bridge Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The Green Line Improvements project will largely focus on track replacement and structural repairs.
This funding would support track improvements on both sides of the Lake Street Bridge, which is
scheduled to be completely replaced by the Chicago Department of Transportation in 2023. The scope
of the project will include: improve the curve geometry on the east side of the bridge; replace the
timber ties and rail fasteners, install new gauge planking, replace equipment at both the east and west

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
$7,025,296
$0
$0
$7,025,296

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$7,025,296

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Feb 2022

End Date

Jul 2024

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

Current Status

The Notice to Proceed for the designer was issued in February 2022. The design activities are ongoing. The 50% design is expected to be submitted in May 2022.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Green Line Improvements - Station Repairs to Green West and South Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The Green Line Improvements project will largely focus on track replacement and structural repairs.
This funding will improve Green line infrastructure including track, substations, traction power cable replacements, stations, and all local traction power cables throughout the line 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
$1,447,966
$0
$0
$1,447,966

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Green Line Jackson Park Branch Trackwork Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The Green Line Improvements project will largely focus on track replacement and structural repairs. FY 2020 funding will improve Green line infrastructure improvements including Track, Substations, Traction Power Cable Replacement and all local traction power cables throughout the line 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
$12,885,446
$0
$0
$12,885,446

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$12,855,446

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2021

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

Work under this project started in April 2021. The work is being performed by CTA in house work force. Activities related to tie replacement, cross girder and flange replacements are ongoing. Material purchases are also ongoing.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Green Line South - Track Improvements (GTT) Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Green Line South - Track Improvements (GTT)
project will provide for the replacement of ties, track fasteners, footwalks, and incidental signal and traction power in addition to track improvements on the South Main Line (Green Line) between Tower 17 (Green/Orange Line split) and 35th Street will preserve the integrity of tracks through replacement of ties, fasteners, footwalks, improved curve geometry, and rail grinding as well as replacing the top flange as necessary. Work will be performed by an outside contractor.

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

+ Lake Street Line (Track and Structure) Track & Structure Rail $3,903,938 $3,903,938

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Track renewal work focusing on the Lake Street elevated tracks from Ada Street to the Abutment West of Laramie Avenue. This work builds upon the recent track renewal work completed from Harlem to Laramie Avenue. The specific area of work within this segment of track will be determine based on funding availability and the condition of track. This provides for the initial installment of funds that are required for a significantly larger investment to complete work. Additional phased funding will be required to complete the entire segment of Track.

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
$3,903,938
$0
$3,903,938
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$3,903,938
$0
$3,903,938

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ CTA Railcar Purchase Rail $78,756,670 $348,958,856 $1,087,276,532 $738,317,676

Description:

Replacement of 2600- and 3200-series rail cars

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Purchase Rail Cars - 7000 Series (Base Order 400) Rolling Stock Rail $78,756,670 $176,471,493

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Purchase Rail Cars - 7000' Series (Base Order 400)
- Program funds will provide for the continued cash needs and obligation provisions as identified in the contract documents for the 7000' series rail car Base contract order of 400 cars.

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
$63,620,904
$82,714,823
$146,335,727
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$15,135,766
$15,000,000
$30,135,766
Total
$40,543,996
$78,756,670
$97,714,823
$217,015,489

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$719,817,768

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2016

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

Status conferences continued with CRRC to address/track various items. Technical meetings are held to discuss open technical issues and quality control procedures. Revenue service testing continued on the Green Line. Cars transferred to Blue Line at the end of March and will continue revenue testing until end of May. Operation/functionality is being monitored by CTA and CRRC personnel. CTA inspection personnel are working in China and continue to conduct welded subassembly checks and production car body shell inspections for production cars. There are approximately 27 assembled car body shells and 48 cars total in various stages of completion.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Rail Cars - 7000 Series Option One (156 cars) Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rail Cars - 7000 Sers Option One 156
- CIP funds provides for initial cash needs and obligation anticipated for the Option One order to procure an additional 156 new 7000' series rail cars.

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
$294,431,108
$0
$0
$294,431,108

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Cars - 7000 Series Option Three (100 cars) Rolling Stock Rail $0 $42,325,175

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

CIP funds provides for initial cash needs and obligationanticipated for the Option Three order to procure an additional 100 new 7000' series rail cars.

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
$12,629,059
$12,629,059
State
$0
$0
$29,696,116
$29,696,116
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$42,325,175
$42,325,175

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Cars - 7000 Series Option Two (100 cars) Rolling Stock Rail $0 $130,162,188

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

CIP funds provides for initial cash needs and obligationanticipated for the Option Two order to procure an additional 100 new 7000' series rail cars.

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
$130,162,188
$130,162,188
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$130,162,188
$130,162,188

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ 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

+ Metra Signal & Electrical Improvements Rail $48,028,000 $219,614,000 $1,131,268,000 $911,654,000

Description:

Replace and upgrade train control and grade crossing signals and systems.

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ 16th St. Interlocker Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $3,500,000 $12,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will replace the 16th Street interlocking with a modern solid-state automated electronic system at a junction with tracks owned by Canadian National (CN) near 16th Street in Chicago. The 16th Street interlocking plant consists of an obsolete manual interlocking with two outdated hand lever machines built in 1901 and 1929. There are no manufacturers of spare or replacement equipment for these machines.

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
$3,500,000
$8,500,000
$12,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$3,000,000
$3,500,000
$8,500,000
$15,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ A-20 (Techny) Interlocker Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $6,000,000 $12,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project provides engineering and construction funds to modernize the A-20 Interlocking near Techny Road in Northbrook on the Milwaukee District North Line. The scope of work includes improving two grade crossings (Shermer and Techny Road), modernizing signals, and improving track between the Morton Grove Station and Deerfield Station. Under this project, work may include adding rail, switches, signals, crossovers, and renewal of track and signal circuits and cables. The project will implement a signal control system that is PTC compatible.

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
$6,000,000
$12,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$18,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bi-Directional Signals (11TH TO 47TH) Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of installing additional wayside signals with the "current of traffic" and all new wayside signals against the “current of traffic" along with all new relay houses, coded track circuits, and new power equipment for each relay house to permit bi-directional signaling on all four tracks along the Metra Electric District (MED). New signals will be added at 11th Place to control the entrance to the new signal system. The 51st Street Interlocking Plant will be moved to 45th Street and upgraded to new solid state controls with an additional new crossover.

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

+ Bi-Directional Signals (47TH TO 65TH) Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of installing additional wayside signals with the "current of traffic" and all new wayside signals against the “current of traffic" along with all new relay houses, coded track circuits, and new power equipment for each relay house to permit bi-directional signaling on all four tracks along the Metra Electric District (MED). The 51st Street Interlocking Plant will be moved to 45th Street and upgraded to new solid state controls with an additional new crossover. The interlocking signals are controlled from Metra's new Consolidated Control Facility (CCF).

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

+ Communication Improvements Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the installation of improved communications equipment throughout the Metra system, including cameras, video equipment, and video back-up. The new equipment will improve operating cost and service reliability by replacing analog equipment with digital equipment.

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
$1,750,000
$0
$0
$1,750,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Consolidated Control Facility (CCF) - Generator & UPS Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $1,710,000 $1,710,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds construction services for the replacement of an existing diesel generator and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. The new diesel generator will be powered by natural gas, thereby reducing operating costs and emissions. The system provides an important backup power supply.

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
$447,000
$0
$447,000
State
$0
$1,263,000
$0
$1,263,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$800,000
$1,710,000
$0
$2,510,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Constant Tension Catenary Study Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $436,000 $2,144,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund an engineering study of constant tension technology for the potential application to the Metra Electric (ME) District. The catenary system is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation. Constant tension technology may be added to the catenary rehabilitation project scope pending the results of this study.

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
$436,000
$1,708,000
$2,144,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$750,000
$436,000
$1,708,000
$2,894,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Crossings (Road & Track) MED Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on the Metra District commuter lines and the Union Pacific Lines. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track.

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

+ Crossings (Road & Track) MWD Track & Structure Rail $2,500,000 $11,500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on the MDW. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track.

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
$2,500,000
$9,000,000
$11,500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$9,000,000
$14,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Crossings (Road & Track) RID Track & Structure Rail $1,500,000 $7,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on the RID. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track.

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
$1,500,000
$5,500,000
$7,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$1,500,000
$5,500,000
$8,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Crossings (Road & Track) UPR Track & Structure Rail $0 $2,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on the Union Pacific Lines. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track.

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
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$0
$2,000,000
$3,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTC Over ITCM Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $500,000 $500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Metra’s aging communications systems will be updated, improved, or replaced under this project to implement state-of-the-art solutions that are more reliable. Sub-projects may include, but may not be limited to, the improvement or replacement of Metra’s current radio systems, phone systems, and data-transfer systems. Project activities may reduce the long-term operating, audit, monitoring, and repair costs while improving the reliability of various communications systems.

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
$500,000
$0
$500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$500,000
$0
$500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Downtown Public Information Displays Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $1,500,000 $4,200,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Public Information Displays (PIDs) at the terminal stations in downtown Chicago have exceeded their useful life and are due for replacement. Crucial information is such as arrival times, the track number of arrivals and departures, equipment failures, and delays are visually communicated to Metra riders via the PIDs system. Project activities may include, but are not limited to, installing equipment and components, purchasing new hardware for emergency repairs, and the installation of a replacement 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
$1,500,000
$2,700,000
$4,200,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$1,500,000
$2,700,000
$4,200,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Fiber Optic MED Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $15,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of the replacement of the coaxial cable and copper cable used to conduct voice and signal data on the Metra Electric District’s Main Line. The fiber optic cable will connect to the recent installation on the South Chicago Branch and Blue Island Branch and extend to the downtown terminal. Existing cable will be replaced with fiber optic cable. New cable will be hung on the catenary structures in a manner similar to the existing cable.

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
$15,000,000
$15,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,000,000
$0
$15,000,000
$17,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$2,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2022

End Date

Dec 2023

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

Current Status

The design contract was awarded. Initial meetings were held, and the contractor was given high rail testing. Design work continues to progress.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Impedance Bonds Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $800,000 $2,850,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves replacing impedance bonds that are damaged, defective, or have insufficient negative return equipment and connections. The impedance bonds are a fundamental part of the track circuit. Impedance bonds control the current path and thus limit the power losses and assure proper function of the protective relays

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
$800,000
$2,050,000
$2,850,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$200,000
$800,000
$2,050,000
$3,050,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Lake Forrest Crossovers Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will provide construction funds for the replacement of crossovers in Lake Forest on Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line.

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
$3,000,000
$0
$0
$3,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Lake St. Interlocker Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $33,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of the modernization and upgrading of the Lake Street interlocker at the north end of the Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC), including replacement of track, track bed, switches, switch machines, switch heaters, dwarf signals and signal cable. In the future, the interlocking control machine in Lake Street Tower will be replaced by modern equipment.

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
$33,000,000
$33,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$0
$33,000,000
$34,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ MED Improvements Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $500,000 $12,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of the upgrade of the Metra Electric track and structure in conjunction with the increased service planned for the Northern Indiana Commuter Railroad District (NICTD) and its Federally assisted New Start project for the South Shore Line. This project will install, upgrade and/or realign tracks, install signals, turnouts, and associated catenaries, extend and construct new storage tracks, and construct and install new platforms. Metra funds are to be fully reimbursed in accordance with a Fixed Facility Agreement with NICTD.

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
$500,000
$11,500,000
$12,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$4,000,000
$500,000
$11,500,000
$16,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Milwaukee North Signals Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $4,500,000 $9,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will improve signals from Rondout to Deerfield on the Milwaukee North Line. The project will include but not be limited to improve pedestrian crossings at the West Lake Forest Station, as well as grade crossing improvements at Everett and Conway roads in Lake Forest. IDOT will being doing improvements in conjunction with this project.

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
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$9,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,100,000
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$10,100,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Morgan Interlocking Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $2,500,000 $5,500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will provide design and construction funds for the replacement of the Morgan Street Interlocking on Metra’s Milwaukee C&M subdivision, the signal system infrastructure between Canal Street and A-2 interlocking. The Morgan St. Interlocker and crossings were originally installed in the early 1960’s. The signal system is also affected by the extreme weather conditions common to the Chicago region. It has become extremely difficult in recent years to get parts to make repairs to keep the system operational.

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
$2,500,000
$3,000,000
$5,500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$3,000,000
$2,500,000
$3,000,000
$8,500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ MWD Holding Signal (50/50) Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $5,000,000 $15,400,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project is a multi-year signal replacement project on the Milwaukee West Line. Seven signals will be replaced between Wood Dale and Almora. This is a project in partnership with the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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
$5,000,000
$10,400,000
$15,400,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,250,000
$5,000,000
$10,400,000
$16,650,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Networking Equipment Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $2,000,000 $2,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will acquire new telecommunications network equipment to replace aging, obsolete equipment. Improvements funded by this project include, but may not be limited to, replacing failing routing equipment used for data storage, purchasing servers for circuits to be used on the Union Pacific Lines, replacing camera firewall routers, and installing new telecommunications switches. This project supports planned improvements to the video storage system, the ACORN project, and the fiber optic network along the Rock Island (RI) and SouthWest Service (SWS) Lines.

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
$2,000,000
$0
$2,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$2,000,000
$0
$2,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Seegar Interlocking Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will provide funds for the replacement of the Seeger Interlocking on Metra’s Union Pacific
Northwest line (MP 18.5). The layout of the control point only allows 30 mph crossover speeds for
commuter trains. The goal of this upgrade, in addition to updating the equipment, would be to increase
the train speeds to 40 mph, and upgrade the switch layouts to meet current railroad design
specification.
The existing signal system is approximately 50 years old and requires replacement due to age and

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^

$2,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2020

End Date

Dec 2022

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

Current Status

The status for this project is completed and final bills remain. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Signal Standards Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project provides engineering design services for Centralized Train Control north of A5 on the Milwaukee District North Line. The project will allow the Signal Engineering department to create a cell library to expedite design and cost estimates of signal projects.

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
$550,000
$0
$0
$550,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Signal System Improvements MED Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $900,000 $4,850,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will replace various signal infrastructure such as junction boxes, electrical cabinets, wiring, LED lights, and other essential components on an as-needed basis. Locations and scope of work are determined upon routine inspection or failure.

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
$900,000
$3,950,000
$4,850,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,500,000
$900,000
$3,950,000
$6,350,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Signal System Improvements MWD Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $900,000 $4,800,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will replace various signal infrastructure such as junction boxes, electrical cabinets, wiring, LED lights, and other essential components on an as-needed basis. Locations and scope of work are determined upon routine inspection or failure.

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
$900,000
$3,900,000
$4,800,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$900,000
$3,900,000
$5,800,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Signal System Improvements RID Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $900,000 $4,850,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will replace various signal infrastructure such as junction boxes, electrical cabinets, wiring, LED lights, and other essential components on an as-needed basis. Locations and scope of work are determined upon routine inspection or failure.

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
$900,000
$3,950,000
$4,850,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,500,000
$900,000
$3,950,000
$6,350,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Smart Gates Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $3,000,000 $7,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves upgrades to protected grade crossings to improve safety and reliability of grade crossing protections. Metra has approximately 300 active grade crossings with warning devices. This project will fund upgrades of circuitry at these grade crossings to the latest technology. Metra will install monitors to remotely check the condition of the grade crossing protection system. When a monitor detects an anomaly, the system will send notice to the back office and dispatch a signal maintainer to perform repairs.

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
$3,000,000
$4,000,000
$7,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$7,000,000
$3,000,000
$4,000,000
$14,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$6,500,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2020

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

Metra has utilized a Blanket Agreement for the purchase of Relay Cases to be utilized at the Smart Gates locations on the Metra Electric District line. Metra has completed the hardware portion of the design in‐house. The design portion for the remote monitoring solution will be contracted out. The remote monitoring solution specification was completed and will be advertised for bid. At this time the project includes 14 locations. The installation will be completed by Metra forces.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Substation Improvements (Jackson) Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $35,400,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund the replacement and expansion of the Jackson Substation along the Metra Electric (ME) District. The rectifiers are several decades old, difficult to repair due to lack of spare components, and they have long exceeded their useful life. This project is a prerequisite for additional service capacity on the tracks leading into Van Buren St. Station.

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
$6,400,000
$6,400,000
State
$0
$0
$29,000,000
$29,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$16,000,000
$0
$35,400,000
$51,400,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Switch Layout Standards Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $1,382,000 $6,910,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This multi-year project will standardize the layout of switches on the Metra Electric, Rock Island and Milwaukee North and West lines.

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
$1,382,000
$5,528,000
$6,910,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,382,000
$1,382,000
$5,528,000
$8,292,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Traction Power System Augmentation - MED Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Converting the tie stations into substations and installing a new substation will
increase capacity and reliability on the Metra Electric District. Construction was
performed moving from north to south. Construction was completed at 31st
Street and 51st Street. Design for 95th Street and Riverdale are 100% complete.
Bids were received and contract was awarded for both 95th St. and Riverdale
substation construction. The contractor was issued an NTP in October 2018 and

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^

$32,264,285

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2018

End Date

Apr 2021

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

Current Status

Converting the tie stations into substations and installing a new substation will increase capacity and reliability on the Metra Electric District. Construction was performed moving from north to south. Construction was completed at 31st Street and 51st Street. Design for 95th Street and Riverdale are 100% complete. Bids were received and contract was awarded for both 95th St. and Riverdale substation construction. The contractor was issued an NTP in October 2018 and reached substantial completion this reporting period. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Western Interlocking Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $3,000,000 $3,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will provide construction funds for the replacement of the Western Avenue Interlocking at Vermont and Grove Street. In Metra’s Rock Island District, the signal system infrastructure at Western Avenue Junction interlocker has become obsolete. The interlocking was originally installed in the early 1960’s.

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
$3,000,000
$0
$3,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$0
$6,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Metra Fleet Modernization Plan Rail $64,292,784 $634,549,387 $1,609,919,796 $975,370,409

Description:

Replace and repair aging commuter rail cars and locomotives

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Automatic Passenger Counters Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $7,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Automatic passenger counting on all coaches for planning and passenger communication purposes. We can use the feed to tell operations when coaches are full and how many people are boarding at each station. It will also allow us to tell the riding public which cars on the trains have seats available or which trains they can take that are not at capacity.

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
$2,335,000
$2,335,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$4,665,000
$4,665,000
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$0
$7,000,000
$8,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Battery Powered Locomotives Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund the conversion of three diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power. The battery powered locomotives will be fully compatible with Metra's existing fleet and will be capable of operating on any Metra line that uses diesel-hauled trains. The batteries will provide motive power as well as onboard systems such as lighting, intercoms, and HVAC.

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
$20,000,000
$0
$0
$20,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Car and Locomotive Cameras Rolling Stock Rail $2,000,000 $10,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the purchase of a digital video recording (DVR) system. The system will replace the 12-year old, obsolete system currently running on Metra’s rolling stock. The new system will allow for video recording of railroad signal aspects and incidents and includes inward-facing cameras and outward-facing, dual-lens cameras.

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
$2,000,000
$8,000,000
$10,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,500,000
$2,000,000
$8,000,000
$11,500,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$16,155,891

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2018

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

The new technology allows recording at a faster frame rate and higher resolution, allowing slowing down the recording to less than real time rates without distortion, blurring, or loss of resolution. Currently, the DVR system is being installed by Metra Forces. The contractor received Notice‐to‐Proceed in November 2019 for installation of passenger area cameras. Five passenger cars have been completed. Project is on‐going and continuing installation activities.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Car Rehab (Nippon Sharyo Highliners) Rolling Stock Rail $12,000,000 $34,532,466

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the continued rehabilitation of self-propelled electric cars used on the Metra Electric. The cars delivered between 2005 and 2007. This first rehabilitation may include, but is not limited to, repair of the car body structure, interior components, and overhaul of propulsion control systems.

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
$12,000,000
$22,532,466
$34,532,466
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$6,598,233
$12,000,000
$22,532,466
$41,130,699

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$32,592,930

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2021

End Date

Dec 2025

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

Current Status

This project is progressing with procurements for materials and parts underway. Two cars have completed rehab activities under this program and 2 more are in process. Additional cars will continue with rehabilitation process. Additional budget was added from various completed projects to support ongoing purchasing of materials.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Car Rehab (Nippon Sharyo P-3) Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the continued rehabilitation of self-propelled electric cars used on the Metra Electric. The cars delivered between 2005 and 2007. This first rehabilitation may include, but is not limited to, repair of the car body structure, interior components, and overhaul of propulsion control systems.

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^

$76,622,993

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2018

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

This project is currently in phase 6 of 10 of the rehabilitation process. As of the beginning of May, 170 rail cars have completed the rehab with more in progress.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Car Rehab (Nippon Sharyo P-5) Rolling Stock Rail $14,000,000 $123,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the mid-life rehabilitation of bi-level trailer and cab cars. Nippon Sharyo Corporation built and delivered the cars between 2002 and 2008. This is the first major rehabilitation of these commuter cars and will be performed in multiple phases.

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
$7,000,000
$78,000,000
$85,000,000
State
$0
$7,000,000
$31,000,000
$38,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$16,825,680
$14,000,000
$109,000,000
$139,825,680

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Car Rehab (Nippon Sharyo P-6) Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the mid-life rehabilitation of bi-level trailer and cab cars. Nippon Sharyo Corporation built and delivered the cars between 2002 and 2008. This is the first major rehabilitation of these commuter cars and will be performed in multiple phases.

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

+ Car Rehab (Nippon Sharyo P-7) Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the mid-life rehabilitation of bi-level trailer and cab cars. Nippon Sharyo Corporation built and delivered the cars between 2002 and 2008. This is the first major rehabilitation of these commuter cars and will be performed in multiple phases.

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

+ Car Rehab - Budd Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the life‐extending rehabilitation of up to 85 commuter cars,
originally built by the Budd Company between 1974 and 1978, last rehabilitated
between 1990 and 1993. The rehab includes, but is not limited to, replacement
and/or repair to electrical and control lines, heating and lighting systems,
replacement of seats, floors, walls, AC units, overhaul of trucks, replacement of all
windows, door mechanisms, and emergency lighting requirements, etc..

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^

$32,382,492

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2014

End Date

Jun 2023

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

Current Status

This project will improve the overall state of good repair for Metra rolling stock. As with the locomotive rehabilitation projects, vehicles are being removed from service in such a manner as to not disrupt operations. Sixty‐eight cars completed the rehabilitation with one currently underway. The next phase of the rehabilitation work will be installing new AC units into the cars. Additional cars are being completed as a more precise and limited rehab program.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ DC TO AC Conversion Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will convert fifty-four (54) existing locomotives (F59 PHI, F59 PH and MP 36 locomotives) from DC traction propulsion to AC traction propulsion.

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

+ F59 Locomotive Engine Upgrade Rolling Stock Rail $0 $28,800,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will overhaul 21 F59PHI locomotives to keep them in a state of good repair. The main engine will be upgraded from Tier 0+ to Tier 3 emissions and the HEP genset will be upgraded from Tier 2 to Tier 4i.

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
$28,800,000
$28,800,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$20,000,000
$0
$28,800,000
$48,800,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ GPS Train Tracking Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $7,692,784 $8,692,784

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the replacement of the current GPS, which has exceeded its useful life. Metra will replace the GPS, on-board announcement system and signs on the entire fleet. Metra will also install automatic passenger counters and event recorders. The new system will maintain the necessary current functions, while potentially adding video surveillance, customer information displays and an information system. This project will enable Metra to track trains, count passengers and provide information with one 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
$3,000,000
$0
$3,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$4,692,784
$1,000,000
$5,692,784
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$5,622,360
$7,692,784
$1,000,000
$14,315,144

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$31,742,146

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2018

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

The project conceptual design phase, preliminary design, and final design are 100% complete. The First Article of Inspection and training were completed. All installation work on the MED and RID yards were also completed. Station control unit for station announcements installations have completed installation. Field testing is ongoing. Production installation phase is ongoing for all districts with cab car installation at 40% completion and trailer car installation just beginning.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Locomotive and Car Improvements Rolling Stock Rail $2,000,000 $10,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the purchase of a digital video recording (DVR) system. The system will replace the 12-year-old, obsolete system currently running on Metra’s rolling stock. The new system will allow for video recording of railroad signal aspects and incidents and includes inward-facing cameras and outward-facing, dual-lens cameras.

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
$2,000,000
$8,000,000
$10,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,500,000
$2,000,000
$8,000,000
$11,500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Locomotive Rehab Units 100-149,215,216 Rolling Stock Rail $5,050,000 $5,050,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project continues Metra's ongoing locomotive rehabilitation program. It consists of the life-extending rebuild of F40 locomotives and the mid-life overhaul of MP36 locomotives. A locomotive rehabilitation is less expensive than a purchase, saving approximately $5 million per vehicle. The project may include, but is not limited to, the complete rebuild of a diesel engine, overhaul of the Head End power alternator and gear boxes, and painting and body repair.

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
$5,050,000
$0
$5,050,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$8,135,000
$5,050,000
$0
$13,185,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$6,875,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2020

End Date

Dec 2022

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

Current Status

Rehabilitation on two locomotives is in process and one completed. Metra continues to receive kits and in‐house rehabilitation activities are in progress.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ New Bi-Level Rail Cars Purchase Rolling Stock Rail $0 $306,500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the long-term railcar replacement program and will purchase up to 500 state-of-the-art railcars. The modern, multilevel railcars will offer a smoother and more comfortable ride. Metra's new railcars will have two entranceways on each side with doors nearly level to the platform which will improve the speed of boarding and deboarding at each station. Boarding will require only one step to enter and faster wheelchair lifts will bridge the slight difference between the station platform and the floor of the railcars.

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
$27,588,000
$27,588,000
State
$0
$0
$148,912,000
$148,912,000
RTA
$0
$0
$130,000,000
$130,000,000
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$402,397,900
$0
$306,500,000
$708,897,900

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$833,880,207

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2021

End Date

Apr 2027

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

Current Status

The purchase of these cars will allow Metra to retire commuter cars which have reached the end of their useful life and can no longer be rehabilitated. Design activities are ongoing. The first four milestones for payment have been met. Metra has received mock ups and the project is proceeding into intermediate design phase, which is the next milestone. The contractor is in the process of building a car shell facility for the assembly of the rail cars. The first cars are expected to arrive at Metra in October of 2024.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Remanufactured Locomotive Purchase Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the purchase of up to forty-two (42) remanufactured diesel locomotives. The
contract has a base order of fifteen (15) locomotives with three (3) Options to order nine (9) additional
locomotives each. Metra ancipicates these locomotives to have increased horsepower, lower emissions,
and greater fuel efficiency than the current fleet average.

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^

$185,387,719

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2020

End Date

Dec 2023

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

Current Status

The base order for this contract consists of 15 remanufactured diesel locomotives. The Buy America audit has been completed. All 15 locomotive cores are onsite with the contractor. Thirteen have been stripped and major work is being performed on the first four of the locomotives. The first three locmotovies are expected to be delivered to Metra in July, September and October. Metra has completed onsite testing at the contactors facility in April. Once the locomotives are delivered to Metra, they will undergo extensive acceptance testing at Metra including revenue service testing. The first locomotices are expected to be put into service by the end of the 2022.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Switch Locomotive Procurement Rolling Stock Rail $0 $24,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Metra will procure 7 new, cleaner switcher locomotives to retire the current fleet that first went into service at least 50, and as many as, 85 years ago. One all-electric, zero-emission switch locomotive would be the first in Metra’s fleet. Six additional switch locomotives purchased under this project will meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier IV standards, the highest emission standards currently in effect.

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
$24,000,000
$24,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$24,000,000
$24,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Traction Motors Rolling Stock Rail $1,800,000 $8,400,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the overhaul of traction motors and traction alternators for locomotives. This project also involves the overhaul of auxiliary generators and head-end-power (HEP) alternators. The overhauled equipment will be used on locomotives operated on railroads either owned or operated by Metra. A basic overhaul is required to return these motors to an acceptable level of performance.

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
$1,800,000
$6,600,000
$8,400,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,800,000
$1,800,000
$6,600,000
$10,200,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Vehicle Inspection System Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of a Pantograph inspection system and ultrasonic detection system that will allow for the real-time inspection of cars and locomotives. The powerful diagnostic support can identify issues while rolling stock is in service. The high speed cameras are strategically placed so as not to interrupt operations.

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
$491,696
$0
$0
$491,696

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Wheel Replacements Rolling Stock Rail $4,000,000 $17,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will implement the FRA-mandated replacement of wheelsets on Metra’s fleet of locomotives and commuter cars. The replacement wheels will be used on vehicles being operated on all carriers and railroads in the Metra system as part of an ongoing program to overhaul major rolling stock components.

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
$4,000,000
$13,000,000
$17,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,000,000
$4,000,000
$13,000,000
$19,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Zero-Emissions Locomotives Rolling Stock Rail $15,750,000 $51,574,137

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Metra investment in innovative, cleaner energy locomotives will be funded in part by this project which will procure locomotives that produce zero mobile emissions. This multi-year, multi-phase project will acquire state-of-the-art technologies and pilot their performance capabilities given Metra’s track profile and the Chicago region’s inclement weather patterns.

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
$15,750,000
$29,024,137
$44,774,137
State
$0
$0
$6,800,000
$6,800,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$15,750,000
$35,824,137
$51,574,137

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Metra 75th Street Corridor Rail $0 $0 $1,493,500,000 $1,493,500,000

Description:

Reconfigure track shared by Metra, Amtrak, and freight trains

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ CREATE - P2 Rock Island District Connection Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will provide engineering for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP) that will relieve rail congestion by separating freight and passenger rail lines. Bottlenecks will be eliminated, and train idling will be reduced.

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
$6,500,000
$0
$0
$6,500,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$23,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Aug 2020

End Date

Sep 2023

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

Current Status

This project is currently in design. The 60% design has been completed and is under review by Metra. Metra developed a solicitation package for Right‐of‐Way (ROW) acquisition services and the procurement process is ongoing.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Metra Track Improvements Rail $37,955,000 $120,509,000 $1,875,774,000 $1,755,265,000

Description:

Replace and repair track components

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Catenary Structure Rehab Track & Structure Rail $1,100,000 $5,500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the ongoing rehabilitation of various catenary structures on the Metra Electric (ME) Line including the University Park Branch, the South Chicago Branch, and the Blue Island Branch. This work typically involves refurbishing structural steel, improving walkways, replacing alternating current cross-arms, and rehabilitating concrete foundation pedestals. Specific project activities will depend on the results of condition assessments and the availability of track time to schedule work.

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
$1,100,000
$4,400,000
$5,500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$1,100,000
$4,400,000
$5,500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Crossings (Road & Track) MED Track & Structure Rail $1,000,000 $3,750,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on Metra-owned and operated lines and the Union Pacific Lines. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track.

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
$1,000,000
$2,750,000
$3,750,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$1,000,000
$2,750,000
$3,750,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Hanover Park Crossings Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Improvements to pedestrian crossings adjacent to the Hanover Park station along the MD-W.

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
$1,050,000
$0
$0
$1,050,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Renewal BNSF Track & Structure Rail $1,630,000 $5,630,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rail conditions are integral to maintaining safe operations and maintaining track speeds and on-time performance. These projects fund the refurbishment or replacement of rail and switches in the BNSF. Project activities may include but are not limited to, the renewal of switch points at various locations, the replacement of switch machines, AC heaters, the replacement of turnouts, and correcting minor defects with field welding.

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
$1,630,000
$4,000,000
$5,630,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$1,630,000
$4,000,000
$6,630,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Renewal MED Track & Structure Rail $1,200,000 $4,650,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rail conditions are integral to maintaining safe operations and maintaining track speeds and on-time performance. These projects fund the refurbishment or replacement of rail and switches on the MED. Project activities may include but are not limited to, the renewal of switch points at various locations, the replacement of switch machines, AC heaters, the replacement of turnouts, and correcting minor defects with field welding.

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
$1,200,000
$3,450,000
$4,650,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,500,000
$1,200,000
$3,450,000
$6,150,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Renewal MWD Track & Structure Rail $2,000,000 $7,200,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rail conditions are integral to maintaining safe operations and maintaining track speeds and on-time performance. These projects fund the refurbishment or replacement of rail and switches on the MDW. Project activities may include but are not limited to, the renewal of switch points at various locations, the replacement of switch machines, AC heaters, the replacement of turnouts, and correcting minor defects with field welding.

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
$2,000,000
$5,200,000
$7,200,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,500,000
$2,000,000
$5,200,000
$8,700,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Renewal RID Track & Structure Rail $1,000,000 $6,604,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rail conditions are integral to maintaining safe operations and maintaining track speeds and on-time performance. These projects fund the refurbishment or replacement of rail and switches on the RID. Project activities may include but are not limited to, the renewal of switch points at various locations, the replacement of switch machines, AC heaters, the replacement of turnouts, and correcting minor defects with field welding.

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
$1,000,000
$5,604,000
$6,604,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,500,000
$1,000,000
$5,604,000
$9,104,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Renewal UPR Track & Structure Rail $0 $1,500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rail conditions are integral to maintaining safe operations and maintaining track speeds and on-time performance. These projects fund the refurbishment or replacement of rail and switches on the UPR. Project activities may include but are not limited to, the renewal of switch points at various locations, the replacement of switch machines, AC heaters, the replacement of turnouts, and correcting minor defects with field welding.

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
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$500,000
$0
$1,500,000
$2,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Rail Welding Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects consist of on-site grinding and welding of rail that has been recently installed at various locations. This includes second-hand rail, corrugated rail and in-track welded rail. Rail welding removes mill scale and corrects irregularities from field and plant welding. Corrugation reduces the useful life of the rail and accelerates the deterioration of the rolling stock. Rail welding creates a uniform, continuous rail profile and prevents corrugation.

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

+ Rock Island Connection and 3rd track Track & Structure Rail $8,000,000 $8,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Establish a new 3rd main on the Rock Island Line. The project study limits shall be from MP 0.0 (LaSalle Station) to MP 10.5 (Gresham Jct.). The new 3rd main is anticipated to extend from the new 16th Interlocking at MP 1.0 presently in design to the new CREATE P2 Interlocking at CP 74th. It is also anticpated that a new crossover will be required at Gresham to faciliate train movement into and out of the new 3rd main.

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
$8,000,000
$0
$8,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$8,000,000
$0
$8,000,000

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Ties & Ballast MED Track & Structure Rail $0 $6,475,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects consist of the replacement of cross ties, switch ties and ballast. In order to maintain proper track gauge and surface, it is necessary to replace ties and ballast periodically. This improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which adversely affect adherence to train schedules. These projects represent part of an ongoing program to replace ties and ballast throughout the commuter territory.

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
$6,475,000
$6,475,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,646,000
$0
$6,475,000
$8,121,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Ties & Ballast MWD Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects consist of the replacement of cross ties, switch ties and ballast. In order to maintain proper track gauge and surface, it is necessary to replace ties and ballast periodically. This improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which adversely affect adherence to train schedules. These projects represent part of an ongoing program to replace ties and ballast throughout the commuter territory. Projects on the Milwaukee District are split with the Canadian Pacific Railroad.

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

+ Ties & Ballast MWD-N Track & Structure Rail $0 $6,825,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects consist of the replacement of cross ties, switch ties and ballast. In order to maintain proper track gauge and surface, it is necessary to replace ties and ballast periodically. This improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which adversely affect adherence to train schedules. These projects represent part of an ongoing program to replace ties and ballast throughout the commuter territory. Projects on the Milwaukee District are split with the Canadian Pacific Railroad.

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
$6,825,000
$6,825,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,000,000
$0
$6,825,000
$8,825,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Ties & Ballast MWD-W Track & Structure Rail $10,075,000 $10,075,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Metra’s track renewal crew will rehabilitate dozens of miles of track along the Milwaukee District West (MD-W) Line in 2022. The project will be the most comprehensive investment in track conditions since Metra acquired the MD-W in 1987. Metra forces will Replace ties, clean or replace ballast, and replace switch components to provide smoother, faster, and safer track conditions. Metra partners with the Canadian Pacific Railroad to fund improvements to particular portions of the MD-W as freight train traffic degrade track conditions more rapidly than Metra trains.

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
$10,075,000
$0
$10,075,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$10,075,000
$0
$10,075,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Ties & Ballast RID Track & Structure Rail $0 $20,300,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects consist of the replacement of cross ties, switch ties and ballast. In order to maintain proper track gauge and surface, it is necessary to replace ties and ballast periodically. This improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which adversely affect adherence to train schedules. These projects represent part of an ongoing program to replace ties and ballast throughout the commuter territory.

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
$4,950,000
$4,950,000
State
$0
$0
$15,350,000
$15,350,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,880,000
$0
$20,300,000
$23,180,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Ties & Ballast UPR Track & Structure Rail $6,200,000 $8,450,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Metra’s Union Pacific North (UP-N) Line will undergo significant rehabilitation in 2022. Union Pacific Railroad’s crews will replace ties, clean or replace ballast, and replace switch components on the northern extents of the UP-N Line. This project improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which can impact the ability to maintain on-time performance. Metra provides funds to improve the track along the UP-N Line and other lines and yard facilities owned by the Union Pacific Railroad.

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
$6,200,000
$2,250,000
$8,450,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$6,200,000
$2,250,000
$8,450,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Ties, Ballast & Switch Heaters BNSF Track & Structure Rail $1,750,000 $11,550,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the replacement of ties, the cleaning or replacement of ballast, and the replacement of switch components and heaters. Periodically replacing ties and ballast is necessary to maintain proper track gauge and surface conditions. This project improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which can impact the ability to maintain on-time performance. Metra provides funds to the BNSF Railroad to improve the track along the BNSF Line and rail yard facilities.

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
$1,750,000
$9,800,000
$11,550,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$3,200,000
$1,750,000
$9,800,000
$14,750,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Undercutting & Surfacing MDW Track & Structure Rail $750,000 $3,750,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Track undercutting provides for the removal of all fouled track ballast, which is then cleaned and returned to the track bed. When the ballast is fouled, the load spreading capability is lost. Undercutting is necessary when the ballast section has become so contaminated that normal ballasting and surfacing will no longer hold a proper track surface. The results of undercutting are a smooth, well-aligned track surface, extended tie and ballast life and reduced ongoing maintenance expense.

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
$750,000
$3,000,000
$3,750,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$750,000
$750,000
$3,000,000
$4,500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Undercutting & Surfacing MED Track & Structure Rail $1,000,000 $4,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Track undercutting provides for the removal of all fouled track ballast, which is then cleaned and returned to the track bed. When the ballast is fouled, the load spreading capability is lost. Undercutting is necessary when the ballast section has become so contaminated that normal ballasting and surfacing will no longer hold a proper track surface. The results of undercutting are a smooth, well-aligned track surface, extended tie and ballast life and reduced ongoing maintenance expense.

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
$1,000,000
$3,000,000
$4,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$3,000,000
$5,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Undercutting & Surfacing RID Track & Structure Rail $1,500,000 $4,500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Track undercutting provides for the removal of all fouled track ballast, which is then cleaned and returned to the track bed. When the ballast is fouled, the load spreading capability is lost. Undercutting is necessary when the ballast section has become so contaminated that normal ballasting and surfacing will no longer hold a proper track surface. The results of undercutting are a smooth, well-aligned track surface, extended tie and ballast life and reduced ongoing maintenance expense.

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
$1,500,000
$3,000,000
$4,500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$1,500,000
$3,000,000
$5,500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Undercutting & Surfacing UPR Track & Structure Rail $750,000 $1,750,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Track undercutting provides for the removal of all fouled track ballast, which is then cleaned and returned to the track bed. When the ballast is fouled, the load spreading capability is lost. Undercutting is necessary when the ballast section has become so contaminated that normal ballasting and surfacing will no longer hold a proper track surface. The results of undercutting are a smooth, well-aligned track surface, extended tie and ballast life and reduced ongoing maintenance expense.

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
$750,000
$1,000,000
$1,750,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$250,000
$750,000
$1,000,000
$2,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Union Pacific West Line Expansion Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project, a Public-Private Partnership between Metra and the Union Pacific Railroad, will construct
two new segments of third mainline track on the Union Pacific West Line. One of the segments will be
between the Vale Interlocking at milepost 10.0 in River Forest and the 25th Avenue Interlocking at
milepost 11.8 in Melrose Park. The other segment will be between the Kress Interlocking at milepost
32.1 in West Chicago and the Peck Interlocking at milepost 38.4 in Geneva.

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^

$124,939,627

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Mar 2016

End Date

Dec 2025

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

Current Status

Construction for the eastern section reached substantial completion in December 2020. The construction portion for the western section of the project was advertised for bid and a contractor has been selected. The contract is expected to be executed after the concurrence review process is completed. The procurement efforts and the project are led by UPRR.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Metra Bridge Replacement and Repair Rail $12,245,000 $72,795,000 $1,943,923,946 $1,871,128,946

Description:

Replace and repair 61 bridges systemwide.

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ 275-Old 96th Ave. Bridge Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the replacement of Bridge 275 on Metra’s Rock Island District. The 94-year-old bridge spans over 96th Avenue in Mokena at milepost 27.5.

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
$2,200,000
$0
$0
$2,200,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridge 86 - 78th St Entrance Track & Structure Rail $3,000,000 $3,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Engineering Design, construction, and related services for the replacement of Bridge 86 on the Rock Island (RI) Line will be funded by this project. Bridge 86 dates back to 1916 and spans 78th Street at milepost 8.62 in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Contemporary construction methods will allow two-track service to be maintained during the bridge replacement. The replacement abutment wall at the south end of the bridge will include ground-floor space for a leasable storefront, a new staircase, and an elevator.

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
$3,000,000
$0
$3,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$3,000,000
$0
$3,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridge A-32 Reconstruction Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The bridge that carries the Milwaukee District North Line over Milwaukee Avenue near Kilbourne Avenue was built in 1899. It will be replaced with a new bridge with new abutments. Grayland Station, just south of the bridge, will be rebuilt with longer platforms, new public address equipment, visual information signs, shelters with on-demand heat on each side, new lighting and new stairs and ramps, making it fully ADA-compliant.

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^

$38,041,561

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2020

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

The construction contract was awarded in October 2020 and construction management contract was awarded in February 2021. The contractor has mobilized on site and continues to perform construction activities on site.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Bridge A110/56 Track & Structure Rail $495,000 $495,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the replacement of Bridges A110 and A56 on Metra’s Milwaukee District North (MD-N) Line. Both bridges were constructed in 1909 and span the North Branch Chicago River. Bridge A110 is located in Northbrook at milepost 21.3 and Bridge A56 is at milepost 10.85 in Chicago just south of the Edgebrook station. This is a multi-year, multi-phase project that will fund design engineering services and any environmental analyses as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Construction funds are provided in later years.

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
$495,000
$0
$495,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$495,000
$0
$495,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridge A318 Track & Structure Rail $2,000,000 $4,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds design services and the construction of a replacement bridge that will increase the capacity of trains and service on the Milwaukee District North (MD-N) Line. The new Bridge A318 will add a second-track siding over the North Branch Chicago River in Rondout at milepost 32.4. A second-track siding will allow for additional train movements through the Fox Lake Subdivision, which runs northwest of Rondout and includes seven stations.

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
$2,000,000
$400,000
$2,400,000
State
$0
$0
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,500,000
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
$6,500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridge A418 Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the engineering design of a bridge replacement that spans the Mud Creek in Long Lake at milepost 45.8. The project has construction funds in following year to replace the circa 1909 structure on the Fox Lake Subdivision, which runs north-west from Rondout to Fox Lake along the Milwaukee District North Line.

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
$7,100,000
$0
$0
$7,100,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridges & Retaining Walls BNSF Track & Structure Rail $2,250,000 $6,250,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will provide for the rehabilitation of retaining walls on the BNSF commuter line. Retaining wall sections at intermittent locations along the right-of-way will be rehabilitated. This work typically includes complete reconstruction with steel sheet piling, concrete panels or bin wall to prevent retaining wall deterioration that can result in destabilization of the roadbed and in turn lead to track shifting.

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
$2,250,000
$4,000,000
$6,250,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$3,000,000
$2,250,000
$4,000,000
$9,250,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridges & Retaining Walls MED Track & Structure Rail $600,000 $10,600,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects improvement of bridges and the rehabilitation of retaining walls at various locations to prevent structural issues. Project funds proactively address deterioration that can result in the destabilization of the roadbed, track shifting, and slow orders. Bridge improvements may include but are not limited to the rehabilitation of wing walls, addressing cracked bearing blocks, renewing bridge seats on abutments, and protective coating.

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
$600,000
$10,000,000
$10,600,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$400,000
$600,000
$10,000,000
$11,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridges & Retaining Walls MWD Track & Structure Rail $700,000 $7,100,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects improvement of bridges and the rehabilitation of retaining walls at various locations on the MWD to prevent structural issues. Project funds proactively address deterioration that can result in the destabilization of the roadbed, track shifting, and slow orders. Bridge improvements may include but are not limited to the rehabilitation of wing walls, addressing cracked bearing blocks, renewing bridge seats on abutments, and protective coating.

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
$700,000
$6,400,000
$7,100,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$500,000
$700,000
$6,400,000
$7,600,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridges & Retaining Walls MWD-N Track & Structure Rail $0 $3,700,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects improvement of bridges and the rehabilitation of retaining walls at various locations to prevent structural issues. Project funds proactively address deterioration that can result in the destabilization of the roadbed, track shifting, and slow orders. Bridge improvements may include but are not limited to the rehabilitation of wing walls, addressing cracked bearing blocks, renewing bridge seats on abutments, and protective coating.

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
$3,700,000
$3,700,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$3,700,000
$3,700,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridges & Retaining Walls RID Track & Structure Rail $200,000 $10,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects improvement of bridges and the rehabilitation of retaining walls at various locations to prevent structural issues. Project funds proactively address deterioration that can result in the destabilization of the roadbed, track shifting, and slow orders. Bridge improvements may include but are not limited to the rehabilitation of wing walls, addressing cracked bearing blocks, renewing bridge seats on abutments, and protective coating.

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
$200,000
$9,800,000
$10,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$200,000
$9,800,000
$10,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bridges & Retaining Walls UPR Track & Structure Rail $0 $2,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

These projects improvement of bridges and the rehabilitation of retaining walls at various locations on the UPR to prevent structural issues. Project funds proactively address deterioration that can result in the destabilization of the roadbed, track shifting, and slow orders. Bridge improvements may include but are not limited to the rehabilitation of wing walls, addressing cracked bearing blocks, renewing bridge seats on abutments, and protective coating.

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
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,500,000
$0
$2,000,000
$4,500,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CREATE EW-2 Bridge Lift Track & Structure Rail $1,000,000 $1,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves lifting a bridge between 78th Street and 79th Street on Metra’s Rock Island Line. The bridge spans over three sets of railroad tracks owned by The Belt Railway of Chicago and Norfolk Southern in Chicago at milepost 8.7. This project is a necessary component of the new Auburn Park station project.

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
$1,000,000
$0
$1,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$1,000,000
$0
$1,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Evanston Bridge Repainting Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the sanding, abatement and repainting of the Dempster Street and Davis Street
bridges in Evanston on the Union Pacific North Line.

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