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Year Project Title Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2017 Vehicle Inspection System Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $1,000,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

The project provides for a Pantagraph inspection system and ultrasonic detection system that will allow for the real-time inspection of cars and locomotives. New servers hosting command and control software will be purchased and added to the system. Metra will also purchased a software suite, which consolidates alarm events and data from an unlimited number of sensors and information sources into a unified, interactive user interface.

Funding:
2017 ICE: $1,000,000

Current Activities

Project is in planning.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,000,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Automatic Passenger Counter Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $1,000,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project is for a pilot program to guide the installation of Metra's Automated Passenger Count system. Metra will issue a LIQ (Letter of inquiry) to retain a consultant that has knowledge of the state-of-the-art technology and data utilization. The project may have two components - one being camera driven and the other infra-red driven.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $1,000,000

Current Activities

The project is currently in the planning stages.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,000,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Control Center - Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Implementation Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $500,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

Furnish and install a Network and Telephone Systems Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery system. This project will provide funding to meet control center requirements: a) Deploy Alternate Control Center: The alternate control center should include full functionality similar to the current primary CTA control center. The resources needed to perform the specified functions should be defined, documented, and included in the plan for the alternate control center.
b) Information Technology Applications Required for Disaster Recovery: Assess current applications technology stack, address any required upgrades prior to implementing Disaster Recovery solutions, and propose alternative technology solutions for required field technology components (i.e. RF communications infrastructure cannot be duplicated).

Current Activities

The project is currently underway.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $500,000

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$500,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Crew Optimization System Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $500,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project is for the purchase of software that uses train schedules to determine the minimum amount of crews members needed to operate service. This software will be used with the new electronic crew calling system that helps Metra better comply with Passenger Hours of Service (PHOS) regulation for hours of service reporting requirements.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $500,000

Current Activities

The project is in the planning stage.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$500,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Facilities and Vehicle Maintenance Improvements and Efficiencies Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $1,137,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

The project provides for the following activities:

Signal Predictive Maintenance: Upgrades to Switch Machines to incorporate a predictive maintenance approach in addition to the preventive maintenance performed on switches and proactively replace critical signal equipment. Such an upgrade and approach should reduce switch downtime and enhance switch reliability.

Installation of the quick oil change system in all buses to reduce oil change time: Material/Labor.
Facilities improvements for efficiency: boilers, HVAC, exhaust fans, elevators, door and lighting systems, and weather proofing.

Elevator Modernization of two units at 63rd and King. Elevator modernizations shall include the following elements: motors, controllers, door equipment, car and hall lights, sills, detector edge, ADA fixtures, traveling cables, and necessary pipe and wiring.

Replace inefficient thermally broken storefront entrance systems with new heavy duty monumental type aluminum doors at the 203 N. LaSalle side of the Clark/Lake platform and the SOIC side of the Clark/Lake platform. The replacement of sixteen (16) total doors including but not limited to eight (8) transom lights and sixteen (16) heavy duty closers. Includes Clark/Lake entrance doors to platform at State of Illinois center.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $1,137,000

Current Activities

The project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,137,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Information Technology Project Implementation Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $1,200,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

Purchase of the Portfolio Management Tool, software licenses, and staff training on the Tool to improve IT Process and Program Management. The CTA IT PMO is responsible for coordinating project approval and prioritization with senior CTA leadership and ensuring that project management products (charters, schedules, solution architectures, etc.) are produced for critical projects. This portfolio management tool and process will significantly enhance the CTA's ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects on-time and on-budget.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $1,200,000

Current Activities

The project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,200,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Intelligent Bus System (IBS) Equipment - 2016 Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Pace Suburban Bus $1,635,452
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In Progress

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Description

Replacement of the current IBS equipment, which includes the purchase, installation and associated services for 725 units of Intelligent Vehicle Logic Units (IVLU), Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), antennas, interface cabling, adapter cables, radio cables, and installation & conversion kits. Replacement of 34 access points and purchase of two MCC-7100 dispatch radios. This project will be phased in over three years using ICE funding. Pace will award a single contract for the whole scope, but will award funding as it becomes available over the three year period.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $1,635,452

Current Activities

The project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,635,452
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Mobile Application Support Activities Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $2,500,000
  • RTA
Programmed

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Description

This project includes but is not limited to the development, testing, and deployment of future phases of the mobile application, which will enhance the functionality of the application such as a trip-planning component, on-board personal handheld devices that would be used by Metra, and print from home features to allow customers to print Metra tickets that are purchased through the mobile application.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $2,500,000

Current Activities

The project is in planning stages.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$2,500,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Origin - Destination Model Update and Survey Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $500,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

Provide for the update of the Origin-Destination (OD) model working with the Planning and Ridership departments. CTA has been using the OD model for route planning and service allocation since 2008 to minimize crowding on buses and trains. Re-engineering the model will enable it to read and analyze data from Ventra. Implement a system wide Origin-Destination Passenger Survey - last done in FY 2007.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $500,000

Current Activities

The project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$500,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018
+ 2016 Platform Heating Technology Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $742,000
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

This is a demonstration project for the installation of a heated platform technology for snow removal. Metra will identify locations to test the technology with a variety of existing platform materials. In these various tests, Metra will be looking to determine which platform materials best accept heat, evenly distribute the heat across the entire platform, and efficiently use energy to provide the heat. FY 2016 ICE funds will be used for this project element.

Funding:
2016 ICE: $742,000

Current Activities

The project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$742,000
Last Updated 11.08.2018