Capital Projects

Regional Capital Program

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

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

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

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

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

Read more about RTA’s capital programming activities here.

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

 

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Agency Priority Project Mode 2022 Fundingsort descending 2022-2026 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ Pace Community Vehicles - Expansion Bus $0 $0 $3,000,000 $3,000,000

Description:

New Community and Call-n-Ride vehicles

No Results Found

+ CTA Electric Bus Infrastructure Program Bus $0 $0 $178,400,000 $178,400,000

Description:

Electric bus infrastructure upgrades necessary to begin transition to electrify CTA's bus service. Full electric conversion of Chicago and 103rd Garages, Chargers installation, and 95th Substation upgrades.

No Results Found

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

Description:

Updates and repairs to Park-n-Ride lots

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

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

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

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

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

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace 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 BRT/Bus Slow Zone Removal/ TSP/Dedicated Lane projects System $0 $15,200,000 $231,240,000 $216,040,000

Description:

Targeted street and traffic signal improvements to increase bus speeds

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Bus Slow Zones Elimination Program Miscellaneous Bus $0 $15,200,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This is a joint partnership with CDOT where CTA and CDOT will implement a coordinated program of bus priority treatments and targeted solutions for specific problem areas, in order to improve speed and reliability on major bus corridors. Project funds will cover final design and construction for all six routes.

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
$15,200,000
$15,200,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,675,000
$0
$15,200,000
$16,875,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Bus Priority Zone Study Miscellaneous Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Bus Priority Zones:

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
$275,000
$0
$0
$275,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ Pace Vanpool Vehicles - Replacement Bus $0 $2,720,000 $14,560,000 $11,840,000

Description:

Replacement of vans reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Purchase 7-passenger Vanpool Vehicles Rolling Stock Bus $0 $2,720,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Vanpool Vehicles - Pace plans to purchase 164 replacement 17'-20' vans including associated equipment and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for vanpool services.

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
$2,720,000
$2,720,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$2,720,000
$2,720,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$13,899,800

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Sep 2019

End Date

Sep 2024

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

Current Status

To date a total of 25 vans have been ordered, all have been received. Pace has executed a contract to install OEM passenger running boards on the first order of 25 vans. All of the running boards have been installed and are in the active fleet. The vans will be utilized in the six county Pace service area.

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

+ 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