PMO Capital Projects

Project Management Oversight (PMO) Capital Projects

Downloadable Capital and PMO Dataset

The RTA is responsible for ensuring that the Service Boards are spending capital funds and managing their capital projects effectively and efficiently.  The RTA conducts periodic project reviews with Service Board project managers to ensure that capital projects are being implemented according to scope, on schedule, within budget and according to established project management guidelines.

Each project listed below is being actively monitored by RTA’s PMO team. Reporting data is provided that includes, Project Start Date, Project End Date, Budget Status, Schedule Status and Current Activities. These projects are also part of the overall Regional Capital Program which can be viewed separately here.

PMO also produces semi-annual reports that cover all projects that are being monitored. These reports can be found on the Project Management Oversight site.  The latest report is the December 2022 Project Management Oversight report

 

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Agency Project Title Asset Category Mode 2023 Funding 2023-2027 Funding Status
+ CTA Replace Buses - Options to Purchase Up To 500 of 1,030 Rolling Stock Bus $89,496,999 $198,793,103 Behind Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The scope of this project will provide for the engineering, purchase, and inspection of fully accessible, air conditioned Clean Diesel buses; including a spare parts inventory. Engineering includes: development of specifications, pre-bid engineering meetings, onsite inspections of prospective bidders and/or their vendors’ plants, inspection of buses during production and acceptance of vehicles after delivery. 5 Year funds will continue funding stream for the Option(s) to replace up to 500 additional buses.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$68,621,999
$85,371,298
$153,993,297
State
$0
$20,875,000
$23,924,806
$44,799,806
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$49,858,165
$89,496,999
$109,296,104
$248,651,268

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$355,708,255

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

Behind Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2020

End Date

May 2022

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

Current Status

A contract with Nova Bus has been executed in April of 2021. CTA received the pilot bus in August. The familiarization training and the Buy America Audit were completed. CTA has received the first 10 buses as of the beginning of May. Remaining vehicles are in various stages of production, and they are being delivered to CTA on an ongoing basis with the last buses expected to be delivered by the end of June. CTA has exercised Option 1 on this contract for an additional 100 buses. The production of the new order of buses is expected to start in September.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Metra Program Management Contingencies & Administration Rail $45,156,375 $154,081,875 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund the professional services of a consultant team to provide additional program management capacity made necessary by the extra funding from the state of Illinois. Funds programmed in 2022 will finance the second year of a five-year agreement with WSP Inc. for professional services under the Project Management Oversight (PMO) contract awarded by Metra’s Board in August 2020.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$45,156,375
$108,925,500
$154,081,875
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$25,000,000
$45,156,375
$108,925,500
$179,081,875

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$28,365,976

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

May 2021

End Date

Dec 2025

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

Current Status

The Project Management Oversight contract has been awarded to WSP. WSP and Metra staff are working through the process to support capital project delivery of Metra’s Capital Program. Purchase Order Releases have been approved and work is in progress on various capital projects. Project start‐up deliverables have been completed and approved as of March 2022.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Metra New Bi-Level Rail Cars Purchase Rolling Stock Rail $40,500,000 $273,624,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the long-term railcar replacement program and will purchase up to 500 state-of-the-art railcars. The modern, multilevel railcars will offer a smoother and more comfortable ride. Metra's new railcars will have two entranceways on each side with doors nearly level to the platform which will improve the speed of boarding and deboarding at each station. Boarding will require only one step to enter and faster wheelchair lifts will bridge the slight difference between the station platform and the floor of the railcars.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$111,303,000
$111,303,000
State
$0
$10,400,000
$121,821,000
$132,221,000
RTA
$0
$30,100,000
$0
$30,100,000
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$40,500,000
$233,124,000
$273,624,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$833,880,207

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2021

End Date

Apr 2027

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

Current Status

The purchase of these cars will allow Metra to retire commuter cars which have reached the end of their useful life and can no longer be rehabilitated. Design activities are ongoing. The first four milestones for payment have been met. Metra has received mock ups and the project is proceeding into intermediate design phase, which is the next milestone. The contractor is in the process of building a car shell facility for the assembly of the rail cars. The first cars are expected to arrive at Metra in October of 2024.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ CTA Purchase Rail Cars - 7000 Series (Base Order 400) Rolling Stock Rail $35,429,912 $97,714,823 On Schedule

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$20,429,912
$62,284,911
$82,714,823
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$15,000,000
$0
$15,000,000
Total
$78,756,670
$35,429,912
$62,284,911
$176,471,493

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 12.16.2022

+ Metra 95th Street Station CSU Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $25,670,000 $25,670,000 Behind Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund the rehabilitation of the 95th Street / Chicago State University Station on the Metra Electric Line in Chicago. The project elements may include the replacement and/or rehabilitation of station platforms, new lighting, rehabilitation of the headhouse, repair or replacement of roofs, installation of warming shelters, new platform amenities, and other related work. The project may also include wayfinding signage or other station identifiers. A new tunnel entrance will be added and parking facility upgrades will be completed.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$20,670,000
$0
$20,670,000
Service Board / Local
$0
$5,000,000
$0
$5,000,000
Total
$3,000,000
$25,670,000
$0
$28,670,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$19,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

Behind Schedule

Start Date

May 2020

End Date

Sep 2022

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

Current Status

A Notice to Proceed was issued by Metra in May 2020. Site surveys and inspections have been completed. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process as well as the historic assessment are ongoing. The 95th Street design required more time due to coordination with the Chicago State University and the additional scope at that location. The 50% design has been approved and the 80% is expected by mid‐June.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Metra Ticket Vending Machines Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $24,620,000 $34,360,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project is the first phase of installing up to 310 ticket vending machines (TVMs) at selected stations throughout the Metra system to provide added amenities to Metra customers. The TVMs will offer a variety of ticket purchasing options and make purchasing tickets faster, easier, and more convenient for our customers. The TVMs will be fully ADA-accessible and will offer the ability to purchase tickets using contactless cards and mobile wallet applications and will no longer need to insert debit/credit cards into the machine.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$10,710,000
$0
$10,710,000
State
$0
$13,910,000
$9,740,000
$23,650,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$24,620,000
$9,740,000
$34,360,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$12,918,441

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2022

End Date

Jun 2024

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

Current Status

A contract has been executed with VenTek International. This project is currently in the design phase. The site surveys have been completed. The preliminary design for the machines is expected to be completed by the end of May 2022.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ CTA 5000 Series Rail Car Quarter Life Overhaul Rolling Stock Rail $21,899,057 $71,172,694 Behind Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

5000 Series Qtr. Overhaul - 714 Cars - The scope of this project is to provide for the Quarter‐Life Overhaul on the 5000‐Series rail cars. Schedule maintenance will include major component rebuilds and needed repairs to the car bodies. Additional work may include: replacing control groups, air conditioning units, truck assemblies, including traction motors, cables, batteries, brake calipers, axle assemblies, interior seat modification and other critical components based on condition assessment.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$15,299,632
$15,299,632
State
$0
$20,000,000
$33,974,005
$53,974,005
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$1,899,057
$0
$1,899,057
Total
$11,335,000
$21,899,057
$49,273,637
$82,507,694

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$400,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

Behind Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2020

End Date

Mar 2026

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

Current Status

This overhaul will improve the comfort, quality, and service reliability of the rail cars while reducing operating maintenance costs. Unscheduled maintenance will be noticeably reduced as more rail cars are cycled through the overhaul program. As of the end of May 2022, 112 cars have completed the overhaul process. CTA continues to receive material kits and overhaul.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Metra Car Rehab (Nippon Sharyo Highliners) Rolling Stock Rail $15,021,644 $92,532,466 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the continued rehabilitation of self-propelled electric cars used on the Metra Electric. The cars delivered between 2005 and 2007. This first rehabilitation may include, but is not limited to, repair of the car body structure, interior components, and overhaul of propulsion control systems.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$15,021,644
$77,510,822
$92,532,466
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$12,000,000
$15,021,644
$77,510,822
$104,532,466

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$32,592,930

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2021

End Date

Dec 2025

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

Current Status

This project is progressing with procurements for materials and parts underway. Two cars have completed rehab activities under this program and 2 more are in process. Additional cars will continue with rehabilitation process. Additional budget was added from various completed projects to support ongoing purchasing of materials.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ CTA CTA Open Fare Payment System - Equipment (Lease) - VENTRA Support Facilities & Equipment System $15,000,000 $30,000,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

CTA Open Fare Payment System - Equipment (Lease) - VENTRA: funds will provide in part for the principal and interest of the agreement need for the Open Fare Standard equipment, hardware, and software costs.

The contractor (Cubic) costs including, but are not limited to, expenses incurred to design, build, finance, operate, maintain, repair and replace the equipment, the software and the Open Standards Fare System, and provide the Services, in accordance with the specifications and performance at the service levels and perform any other obligations pursuant to this Agreement.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$15,000,000
$15,000,000
$30,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$15,000,000
$15,000,000
$15,000,000
$45,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$15,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2021

End Date

Dec 2021

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

Current Status

The annual 2021 payment for the equipment lease has been completed. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Metra 103rd St. Station Rosemoor Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $10,300,000 $10,300,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will fund the rehabilitation of the 103rd St. (Rosemoor) station on the Metra Electric (ME) Line in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago. Upon completion, the station will be made fully ADA-accessible. The project elements may include the replacement and/or rehabilitation of station platforms, new lighting, gatehouse/head house rehabilitation, replacement of leaking roofs, installation of warming shelters, new platform amenities, and other related work. The project may also include wayfinding signage or other station identifiers.

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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$10,300,000
$0
$10,300,000
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$3,000,000
$10,300,000
$0
$13,300,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$3,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

May 2020

End Date

Jun 2022

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

Current Status

A Notice to Proceed was issued by Metra in May 2020. Site surveys and inspections have been completed. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process as well as the historic assessment are ongoing. The 100% designs for the 79th Street, 87th Street and 103rd Street locations are expected to be submitted at the end of May.

Last Updated 12.16.2022