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 Fundingsort descending 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ 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 Red Line Improvements Rail $0 $0 $396,400,000 $396,400,000

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the Red Line

No Results Found

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

Description:

Enhance Pulse service

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

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

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

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

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

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Mid-Life Bus Overhaul (4300 series) Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Overhauls to maintain vehicles, ensure reliability and enable to perform through full useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Mid-Life Bus Overhaul 4300 Series Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Overhauls of the 4300 articulated buses to maintain vehicles, ensure reliability and enable to perform through full 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
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$9,615,472
$0
$0
$9,615,472

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Brown Line Improvements Rail $0 $0 $436,384,000 $436,384,000

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the Brown Line

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Brown Line - Track Improvements Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Brown Line - Track Improvements (GTT)
- Ravenswood Ballasted Track Improvements (abutment at Campbell to crossover West of Spaulding grade crossing) Improve deteriorated ballasted track and grade crossing conditions with tie renewal, grade crossing improvements, selective ballast replacement, and rail grinding. This project also includes the replacement of contact rails and chairs.

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

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

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Station Communication Infrastructure Rail $0 $0 $158,800,000 $158,800,000

Description:

These are all the life safety mission critical systems which all have to be upgraded at the same time, and are all interrelated. For example the rail station commmunications infrastructure upgrades are needed by PA system, the digital signage system, cameras system, telephone system, radio system etc.

No Results Found

+ CTA Mid-Life Bus Overhaul (7900 series) Rail $0 $0 $58,094,000 $58,094,000

Description:

Overhauls to maintain vehicles, ensure reliability and enable to perform through full useful life

No Results Found

+ Pace Bus on Shoulder (BoS) Infrastructure Bus $0 $0 $0 $0

Description:

Passenger facilities for Bus on Shoulder service

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ I-294 Stations & Park-n-Rides Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

I-294 Stations and Park-n-Rides : The Illinois Tollway is planning to add a Flex Lane on 22 miles of I-294, and infrastructure is needed to make connections to the transit system. Pace is currently conducting market analysis and workshops for 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
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$35,000,000
$0
$0
$35,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ CTA Systemwide Structural Renewal Bus $0 $0 $336,200,000 $336,200,000

Description:

State of Good Repair projects on CTA 'L' structure

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Harlem Bus Bridge Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will replace the Harlem Bus Bridge at our O'Hare Line Harlem Station. The bridge removal
and reconstruction limits are from the north end of the bridge expansion joint to the south limits of the
bridge expansion joint. The work includes all removal and reconstruction of the existing bridge structure
with a new superstructure galvanized steel and bearing assemblies, concrete bridge deck, concrete
sidewalks, approach slabs, curb and gutters, drainage, expansion joint assemblies, guard rails, trash

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
$225,493
$0
$0
$225,493

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$40,207,917

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jul 2021

End Date

Feb 2024

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

Current Status

A Notice to Proceed for the designer was issued in July 2021. The design activities are ongoing. The 60% design has been completed and it is advancing to 100% design.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Electric Bus $0 $0 $315,000,000 $315,000,000

Description:

Replacement of buses reaching useful life with electric buses

No Results Found