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

Description:

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

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

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

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

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

Funding Amounts by Source:

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

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$10,293,685

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2022

End Date

Sep 2023

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

Current Status

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

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ 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 Red Line Extension Rail $58,290,816 $357,771,335 $2,497,000,000 $2,139,228,665

Description:

Extension of the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Red Line Extension - Planning, Preliminary Engineering Extensions and Expansions Rail $58,290,816 $357,771,335

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Red Line Extension Planning, Preliminary Engineering
Funds will provide for planning, program management, and preliminary engineering services for the anticipated extension of the south leg of the Red Line. Funding will allow for the CTA to continue project work through the Project Development phase where the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Preliminary Engineering for the project will be completed.
CIP also provides the 30% non-Capital Improvement Grant match ($310M) commitment needed to successfully complete Project Development.

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
$30,000,000
$30,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$58,290,816
$269,480,519
$327,771,335
Total
$0
$58,290,816
$299,480,519
$357,771,335

Last Updated 01.13.2022

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

Description:

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

No Results Found

+ 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

+ 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

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

Description:

Des Plaines Yard and Forest Park terminal reconstruction

No Results Found

+ CTA Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide Rail $38,000,000 $190,000,000 $380,000,000 $190,000,000

Description:

Preform elevated track and structure maintenance activities to keep the fleet in a state of good repair.

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ 2020 - Elevated Track and Structure Maintenance Systemwide Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide

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
$38,000,000
$0
$0
$38,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$38,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2020

End Date

Mar 2022

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

Current Status

Track and structure work was completed, and final billing remains. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ 2021 - Elevated Track and Structure Maintenance Systemwide Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide

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
$38,000,000
$0
$0
$38,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$38,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2021

End Date

Jun 2023

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

Current Status

Track and structure improvements ongoing. Major elements include, but are not limited to, ironworkers; track, signal and utilities work.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ 2022 - Elevated Track and Structure Maintenance Systemwide Track & Structure Rail $38,000,000 $190,000,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide

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
$38,000,000
$152,000,000
$190,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$38,000,000
$152,000,000
$190,000,000

Last Updated 01.13.2022

+ 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

+ CTA Bond Repayment, Interest Cost & Finance Cost System $317,940,808 $1,082,755,650 $1,746,838,407 $664,082,757

Description:

Support CTA Debt

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ CTA Bond Repayment - Principal/Interest Miscellaneous System $317,940,808 $1,082,755,650

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Bond Repayment, Interest Cost, & Finance Cost: Provide for debt service and the cost of issuance of bonds, notes and other indebtedness incurred by the CTA.

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
$186,903,294
$764,814,842
$951,718,136
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$131,037,514
$0
$131,037,514
Total
$164,754,798
$317,940,808
$764,814,842
$1,247,510,448

Last Updated 01.13.2022