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Year Project Titlesort descending Program Project Type Project Partner Budget Funding Source(s) Status
+ 2018 Main Line Conversion to LED Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $952,594
  • RTA
In Progress

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Description

The scope of this project is to replace the fluorescent main lighting on the Amerail cars (7400-7487, 7489-7497, 8400-8478) in the Metra fleet with LED main lighting.

Current Activities

In process

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$952,594
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2012 Maintenance Management Information System: Enterprise Asset Management Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $1,241,094
  • RTA
  • Local
In Progress

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Description

The MMIS Modules and Upgrade Project entails upgrading the current MMIS software to the latest version, adding additional software modules for electronic document management, standardizing bus and rail maintenance data, and providing a platform for user defined reports. Funding: 2008 ICE: $992,875

Current Activities

In process

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$992,875
Local
$248,219
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2012 Maintenance Management Information System: Modules and Upgrade Project Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $2,688,221
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  • Local
In Progress

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The MMIS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Facilities Project focuses on expanding the existing MMIS to encompass facilities. Facilities management data will seamlessly be integrated with the rolling stock data in CTA's MMIS. This expanded MMIS will support the activities of several CTA Departments. A pilot demonstration will also be included to test the use of a mobile device that will allow work-order information to be updated in the field. Funding: 2008 ICE: $189,349 2011 ICE: $1,961,228

Current Activities

In progress

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$2,150,577
Local
$537,644
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2013 Market Development Activities Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) $1,000,000
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In Progress

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Description

The RTA Planning and Market Development Department recently re-oriented its activities to focus on key markets, including but not limited to reverse commute, older adults, and occasional riders. ICE funding will be directed toward key initiatives to be identified in the Department's 2014 work plan. Funding: 2012 ICE: $1,000,000

Current Activities

Following RTA Board adoption of ICE funding in December 2013, the RTA, CTA, Pace, and Metra developed four Market Development projects. 1) The RTA will reserve $500,000 in ICE funds to help support the engineering and implementation of real time signage in support of the CDOT Central Loop BRT project. These funds could be used for real time signage directing customers from Union Station or Ogilvie Transportation Center to bus boarding locations along the planned BRT corridors (Washington, Madison, Clinton, and Canal) or at any of the eight proposed BRT stations in the loop. 2) The RTA is currently working to establish a Special Events Service Fund for use by the Service Boards to serve the occasional riders market. A total of $275,000 in ICE funds ($550,000 total) would be available for services, marketing, and other associated costs for service to/from Special Events within the region. The Service Boards would provide a 50% local match for each service. 3) $125,000 in ICE funds will be provided for a two-year service demonstration of a reverse commute bus service to augment MD-N Metra service. The new ¿MD-N Sunrise Express¿ bus service would pick up passengers at Western and at Chicago Union Station (the two strongest Shuttle Bug ridership stations in the Chicago market segment) and then operate express via the Edens Expressway to Lake Cook Road. The bus would arrive at the Lake Cook Road station in time to continue its currently scheduled Shuttle Bug trip. Passengers would either stay on the bus or transfer to another Shuttle Bug route to complete their trip. 4) The RTA defines Mobility Management as the practice of educating customers on the availability of regional transportation options and assisting customers in choosing the option(s) that best meet their travel needs. Two projects are proposed; a Train-the-Trainer Video Series and an Older Adults Group Transit Travel Program. ICE funds in the amount of $100,000 will be used as a local match for an RTA-sponsored Section 5310 application ($400,000 Federal for a total project cost of $500,000). If the 5310 application is not awarded through the required competitive project selection process, the RTA would scale back the overall project cost appropriately.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$1,000,000
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2015 Metra Special Events Service Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Operating Metra $356,581
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In Progress

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Description

This project involves adding extra Metra service for Special Events that occur in the City of Chicago such as the St. Patrick¿s Day Parade, the Air and Water Show, the Magnificent Mile Festival of Light, etc. Funding: 2015 ICE: $356,581

Current Activities

This project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$356,581
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Transit Signal Priority Demonstration Project Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Pace Suburban Bus $317,929
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  • Local
In Progress

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This project will test the integration of transit signal priority technology that will allow CTA and Pace buses to interact with multiple types of traffic signal systems located on the same arterial. Funding: 2008 ICE: $254,343

Current Activities

In progress

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$254,343
Local
$63,586
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2015 Mobile Application Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $4,371,936
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In Progress

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Description

Funding for this project includes but is not limited to the implementation, launch and improvement of mobile applications on the Metra system. This project may include the purchase of conductor handheld devices, as well as training. All testing will be included in this project. It will include but not be limited to on-board credit card sales and testing of printers at home, as well as other types of app testing. Funding: 2008 ICE: $883,136 2011 ICE: $316,600 2015 ICE: $3,175,200

Current Activities

This project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$4,371,936
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2015 Mobile Application Development Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Pace Suburban Bus $300,000
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In Progress

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Description

Funding represents Pace's share of the project being undertaken jointly with CTA, Metra and Cubic to develop a mobile application. This project covers cost for development and will allow customers to manage their Ventra Accounts, purchase Ventra fare products, receive account alerts and information as well as gain scheduling and trip planning information. Funding: 2015 ICE: $300,000

Current Activities

The project is currently underway.

Funding Amounts by Source

Source Amount
RTA
$300,000
Last Updated 01.18.2023
+ 2016 Mobile Application Support Activities Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Metra $2,500,000
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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 01.18.2023
+ 2016 Origin - Destination Model Update and Survey Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE) Capital Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) $500,000
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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 01.18.2023