Capital Projects

Regional Capital Program

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about RTA’s capital programming activities here.

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

 

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Agency Priority Projectsort descending Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ 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 A-2 Interlocking Replacement Rail $0 $0 $749,500,000 $749,500,000

Description:

Separate tracks at busiest switching location on Metra system

No Results Found

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

Description:

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

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

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

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

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

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

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$20,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2020

End Date

Dec 2026

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

Current Status

Progress continued with the Taxi Access Program during this reporting period. This project involves two phases with the first being consulting services related to managing the Taxi Access Program and the second is for Taxi Access Program service. Evaluations of proposals for Phase I are ongoing. The RFP for the second phase will be reviewed and finalized once phase one is active. Activity continues on two phases of Trapeze technology enhancements to Pace’s Trapeze paratransit scheduling system. For the transfer center, the design for the Northwest Transfer Center has been completed and the bid package will be advertised by the end of this quarter. Pace is also meeting with Calumet City and working on the Intergovernmental Agreement for the second ADA Transfer Center location.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ CTA Administration - CTA System $11,573,956 $52,409,244 $101,879,860 $49,470,616

Description:

CTA's administrative projects

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Office Building Principle and Interest Miscellaneous System $6,186,456 $30,938,025

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The scope of this project will provide for capitalized lease payments for the new administration building, and improvements and upgrades to existing facilities and associated elements throughout the 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
$6,186,456
$24,751,569
$30,938,025
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$6,189,788
$6,186,456
$24,751,569
$37,127,813

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Support Services Contingencies & Administration System $5,387,500 $21,471,219

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Funding will provide for Project Administration for the program of 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
$4,227,245
$16,083,719
$20,310,964
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$1,160,255
$0
$1,160,255
Total
$4,215,368
$5,387,500
$16,083,719
$25,686,587

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Metra Administration - Metra Rail $31,004,819 $102,718,286 $0 $0

Description:

Metra's administrative projects

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Contingencies Contingencies & Administration Rail $1,179,819 $5,118,286

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund both emergencies and unanticipated capital needs that arise throughout the course of the program year. Items covered require immediate attention and cannot wait for inclusion in the budget for the forthcoming program year. Contingencies are necessary to fund emergency activities to prevent project and service delays.

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
$1,179,819
$3,938,467
$5,118,286
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,732,229
$1,179,819
$3,938,467
$6,850,515

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Financial System Replacement Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $2,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project provides for the development and implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System at Metra. This project will replace Metra's payroll software that is nearing technical obsolescence as Microsoft is scheduled to end support of the current application. The replacement system will integrate internal and external management of information across the Metra organization, including such areas as finance, accounting, sales, inventory, customer service and human resources.

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

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$41,941,373

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2016

End Date

Dec 2025

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

Current Status

Phase 1 went live in January 2016 for Charts of Accounts and General Ledger modules. Phase 2 went live in June 2017 with the Budget, Procurement, Inventory, Projects and Grants, Accounts Payable and Receivable Modules. Phase 3, Payroll Module, went live in March 2019. Phase 4, Revenue Accounting, went live in October 2021. Conversion to Dynamics 365 were completed. The vendor continues to work on additional scope for post‐software implementation.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Infrastructure Engineering Miscellaneous Rail $2,500,000 $13,750,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Project funds support the implementation of capital projects and cover the costs of Metra’s Engineering Department and consultants providing professional services. The associated professional consultant services may include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications, and environmental engineering.

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
$11,250,000
$13,750,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$2,500,000
$11,250,000
$13,750,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Office Equipment Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $500,000 $2,050,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project consists of the purchase of various pieces of equipment, office furniture, workspaces, conference tables, break-room appliances, and small-scale climate control systems that will be utilized at Metra buildings and facilities. The current condition of the equipment that is being replaced is poor and has reached or surpassed its useful life.

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
$1,550,000
$2,050,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$275,000
$500,000
$1,550,000
$2,325,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Program Management Contingencies & Administration Rail $25,000,000 $70,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund the professional services of a consultant team to provide additional program management capacity made necessary by the extra funding from the state of Illinois. Funds programmed in 2022 will finance the second year of a five-year agreement with WSP Inc. for professional services under the Project Management Oversight (PMO) contract awarded by Metra’s Board in August 2020.

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
$25,000,000
$45,000,000
$70,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$10,000,000
$25,000,000
$45,000,000
$80,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$28,365,976

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

May 2021

End Date

Dec 2025

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

Current Status

The Project Management Oversight contract has been awarded to WSP. WSP and Metra staff are working through the process to support capital project delivery of Metra’s Capital Program. Purchase Order Releases have been approved and work is in progress on various capital projects. Project start‐up deliverables have been completed and approved as of March 2022.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Project Administration Contingencies & Administration Rail $900,000 $4,700,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the activities associated with the administration of capital grants and the projects in those grants. This includes only those labor, fringe and overhead costs covered by Metra’s cost allocation plan. Examples of the types of activities associated with the administration of capital grants are budget revisions, requisitions, quarterly reports and reconciliation of expenses done at project closeout. Metra funds associated with capital grant administration are recognized as capitalized costs under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

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
$3,800,000
$4,700,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$900,000
$3,800,000
$5,700,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Project Development Contingencies & Administration Rail $425,000 $2,600,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will allow Metra to undertake studies to advance major capital projects and secure grant funding.

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
$425,000
$2,175,000
$2,600,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$500,000
$425,000
$2,175,000
$3,100,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Transit Asset Management Contingencies & Administration Rail $500,000 $2,500,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the continuation of Metra’s comprehensive asset assessment. This phase will consist of hiring a consultant to assist with the monitoring and implementation of Metra’s Transit Asset Management Plan as required by the Federal Transit Administration.

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
$2,000,000
$2,500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,300,000
$500,000
$2,000,000
$4,800,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

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

Description:

Provide for program administration

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

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

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

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,000,000
$0
$0
$1,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$425,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

Behind Schedule

Start Date

Jul 2021

End Date

Nov 2021

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

Current Status

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

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ CTA All Stations Accessibility Program Rail $35,485,000 $35,485,000 $391,483,000 $355,998,000

Description:

The purpose of this Program is to support accessibility in locations throughout the CTA system. ASAP’s emphasis is on making all platforms and stations vertically accessible so that people with mobility impairments can use the rail system. ASAP upgrades also include accessible entrances/doors, accessible routes from curbs to platforms, improved directional signage, enhanced lighting as appropriate, removal of platform obstructions, and accessible employee facilities.

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ All Station Accessibility Program & Canopies at Montrose Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This job order will provide for the design/construction of two new elevators at the Montrose Blue Line Station. Further this project will fund replacement of canopies at Montrose 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
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$6,317,875
$0
$0
$6,317,875

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ All Station Accessibility Program - Austin Station Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $13,930,000 $13,930,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rehabilitate Rail Stations - ASAP (AUSTIN) : This project is part of CTA’s All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP). The goal of ASAP is to create a vertically accessible rail system within 20 years. ASAP also adds accessibility features to vertically inaccessible stations such as sidewalks and crosswalks, power-assisted doors, accessible fare array, braille and signage, accessible Customer Assistance (CA) kiosks and staff toilet rooms, enhanced lighting as appropriate, and expanded platform clearances for wheelchair maneuverability.

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
$13,930,000
$0
$13,930,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$13,930,000
$0
$13,930,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$26,500,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2021

End Date

Jan 2024

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

Current Status

A design contract has been awarded and the contractor has completed the 30% design. The station has been determined to be a historic resource and the design contract was amended to include a historic architecture consultant. Austin Station has been designated as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places per FTA and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff. All documentation related to the historic preservation process has been submitted and is under review by the FTA and SHPO. The design process has restarted in April 2022.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ All Station Accessibility Program - California Station Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project with provide for the renovation and expansion of the California Station. It will include a new platform, new emergency exist stairs and two new elevators. The station will be 100% ADA accessible. In addition, state of good repair work will be performed as part of the station renovation.

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^

$30,330,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Feb 2022

End Date

Feb 2024

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

Current Status

The Notice to Proceed has been granted to the designer in February 2022. The design validation process is ongoing. A real estate survey is also underway that will determine property acquisition needs for the placement of the elevators. This station is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and will require State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) coordination.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ All Station Accessibilty Program - Elevator Replacement Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $9,485,000 $9,485,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Funding will provide for second installment of funds to rehabilitate and/or replace elevators throughout the system. This funding along with the granted Rebuild Illinois funds provide in part for phase one of the program.

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
$9,485,000
$0
$9,485,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$9,485,000
$0
$9,485,000

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ All Station Accessibilty Program - Station Design/Consultant Services (Oak Pk, Ridgeland, Irving Pk, Belmont, Grand, and Division) Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $26,000,000 $26,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Project provides funding to complete the 100% design plan for all six targeted Stations. Additional funding will be made available to retrofit or rebuild stations to achieve make vertically accessible.

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
$26,000,000
$0
$26,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$26,000,000
$0
$26,000,000

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Pace Associated Capital Maintenance Items Bus $0 $28,815,976 $89,600,000 $60,784,024

Description:

Capital costs associated with the maintenance of buses

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Engine/Transmission Retrofits & Maintenance Capital Rolling Stock Bus $0 $28,815,976

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Engine/Transmission Retrofits & Associated Capital - Replacement of engines and transmissions at a unit cost of $160,000 per bus and $8,000 per paratransit vehicle, and associated capital (radiator, pumps, alternator, filters, belts, compressors, coils, shafts, modules, clamps, heaters, turbochargers, 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
$28,815,976
$28,815,976
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$5,912,569
$0
$28,815,976
$34,728,545

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Blue Line (O'Hare) Traction Power Capacity & Track Improvements Rail $14,668,833 $14,668,833 $232,359,296 $217,690,463

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the O'Hare Branch of the Blue Line

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Blue Line O'Hare Branch - Special Trackwork Track & Structure Rail $2,013,674 $2,013,674

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Funds provide for the replacement of stock rails, switch points, frogs, switch ties, and plates on the O’Hare Line that are no longer in a state of good repair and require concentrated maintenance by CTA forces to ensure service. The component replacement will take place between the Jefferson Park interlocking and the O’Hare terminal.

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
$2,013,674
$0
$2,013,674
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$2,013,674
$0
$2,013,674

Last Updated 03.17.2022

+ Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements Track & Structure Rail $12,405,159 $12,405,159

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements GTT - Project will include targeted track repairs to remove existing slow zones on the Congress Branch of the Blue Line. CTA has identified traction power voltage drop issues along the Blue Line. Scope of work will include but not limited to the following elements: New infill substations, infill wayside energy storage systems, infill tie houses, third rail replacement, addition of auxiliary negative rail; 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
$12,405,159
$0
$12,405,159
Total
$113,681,000
$12,405,159
$0
$126,086,159

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$207,100,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

May 2018

End Date

Mar 2023

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

Current Status

Factory Acceptance Testing is ongoing and relay houses are being delivered. The contractor continues to install and test wayside signal equipment and perform cutovers. Jefferson Park, Central, Foster, Nagle, Harlem, Old Mannheim, Cumberland, and River Road have been completed and turned over to CTA.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Blue Line Traction Power - Barry, Damen and Canal Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Construct a tie house (at the intersection of Milwaukee/Canal/Lake Street) and two new substations (at
Barry/Kimball intersection and Damen/Milwaukee intersection) to support traction power needs on the
Blue Line. These assets will support increasing ridership demands as well as the power needed to
support 5000 and 7000 series rail cars. The location of the tie house and substations were determined
by the Blue Line Load Flow study, which identified areas that were likely to experience traction power
issues.

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^

$123,378,171

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2021

End Date

Apr 2024

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

Current Status

The Notice to Proceed for the General Contractor was issued in October 2021. Soil boring investigations have been performed at Damen and Barry locations. The contractor has begun Office of Underground Coordination (OUC) permitting, submittals, process plans and pre activity meetings with CTA. Circuit breaker and switchgear testing is currently being performed in anticipation of upgrades, and contractor is verifying field measurements.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Old Mannheim Replacement Foot walk Track & Structure Rail $250,000 $250,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Restore footwalk at Old Manheim on the O'Hare 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
$250,000
$0
$250,000
Total
$0
$250,000
$0
$250,000

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Traction Power Upgrades - Kedvale, Edmunds & Sacramento Substations Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will Provide for AC breaker replacement at Kedvale, Edmunds and Sacramento substations. This will also include the replacement of oil (non‐PCB) transformer and rectifiers along with roof and doors replacement at the Kedvale and Sacramento substations.

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^

$12,030,427

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2022

End Date

Jan 2023

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

Current Status

The design for this project is completed and construction activities are ongoing. Installation of transformers and rectifiers are ongoing at Kedvale. Initial field work for bus duct wall openings and transformer pads is complete. Retesting is complete. Installation work continues of equipment at the Sacramento and Edmunds substations.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ CTA Blue Line Forest Park Modernization - Phase 1 Rail $0 $0 $134,452,000 $134,452,000

Description:

Track improvements to address the most immediate critical track needs on the Forest Park Branch to enable its continued operation

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Forest Park: Phase 1 - Racine Station Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The CTA's Forest Park Blue Line Upgrades Project is the first of four phases of the Forest Park Branch. This project will provide for new trackwork from Halsted to IMD, an accessible station at Racine, advanced utility work, and a new substation and traction power equipment upgrades at Hermitage. This work will enhance service quality via speed, reliability, and comfort, and improve operational efficiency on the Forest Park Branch of CTA's rapid transit Blue Line service.

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,444,000
$0
$0
$1,444,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$34,300,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jul 2021

End Date

Sep 2025

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

Current Status

The Notice to Proceed was issued in July 2021. The design activities are ongoing. The 30% design has been completed. Since the station is over 50 years old, historical coordination materials were submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for review. Based on the feedback received from SHPO an agreement has been reached to rehabilitate and restore the Loomis station entrance instead of doing a complete tear down. The 75% design has been reviewed by CTA and comments were provided to the designer.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Forest Park: Phase 1 - Advance Utility Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The CTA's Forest Park Blue Line Upgrades Project is the first of four phases of the Forest Park Branch.
This project will provide for new trackwork from Halsted to IMD, an accessible station at Racine,
advanced utility work, and a new substation and traction power equipment upgrades at Hermitage. This
work will enhance service quality via speed, reliability, and comfort, and improve operational efficiency on
the Forest Park Branch of CTA's rapid transit Blue Line service.

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

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

$3,396,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Aug 2021

End Date

Oct 2021

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

Current Status

The contractors for all four surveys completed their work during this reporting period and two are in final comments. Invoicing continues and all four contracts are considered to be in financial closeout. This will be the last update on this project.

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Forest Park: Phase 1 - Morgan Substation and Hermitage Traction Power Improvements Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The CT A's Forest Park Blue Line Upgrades Project is the first of four phases of the Forest Park Branch.
This project will provide for new trackwork from Halsted to IMD, an accessible station at Racine,
advanced utility work, and a new substation and traction power equipment upgrades at Hermitage. This
work will enhance service quality via speed, reliability, and comfort, and improve operational efficiency on
the Forest Park Branch of CTA's rapid transit Blue Line service.

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

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

$47,780,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jul 2021

End Date

Aug 2025

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

Current Status

The Notice to Proceed was issued in July 2021. The design activities are ongoing. CTA has completed a review of the 75% design and provided comments to the contractor. The 75% design documents need to be resubmitted with all the comments addressed in the third quarter.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Forest Park: Phase 1 - Trackwork Halsted to IMD Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The CTA's Forest Park Blue Line Upgrades Project is the first of four phases of the Forest Park Branch. This project will provide for new trackwork from Halsted to Illinois Medical District (IMD), an accessible station at Racine, advanced utility work, and a new substation and traction power equipment upgrades at Hermitage. This work will enhance service quality via speed, reliability, and comfort, and improve operational efficiency on the Forest Park Branch of CTA's rapid transit Blue Line service.

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

*Previous funding shows all funding since 2021, but not with detail by funding source. Note that the project may have funding from capital programs previous to 2021 that is not shown in table
Source Previous Funding* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$9,908,000
$0
$0
$9,908,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$92,871,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jun 2021

End Date

Nov 2023

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

Current Status

The Notice to Proceed was issued in June 2021. The 100% design has been submitted and is under CTA’s review. CTA is in the process of developing a construction procurement package to advertise for bids. CTA has also been working on placing material purchases for long lead time items for this project. A contract has been executed for the Construction Management of all three Forest Park projects.

Last Updated 06.16.2022