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 2021 Project Management Oversight report

 

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Agency Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding Status
+ CTA Red/Purple Modernization - Phase 1 Modernization Rail $344,847,735 $344,847,735 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

North Main Line - RPM The purpose of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Program is to expand capacity to meet growing ridership demand; reduce travel times; improve access to job markets and destinations; better utilize existing transit infrastructure; bring the existing infrastructure to a state of good repair; and improve access to the system for patrons with disabilities. FY2021-2025 funds will continue RPM Phase One funding stream.

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
$265,476,130
$0
$265,476,130
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$79,371,605
$0
$79,371,605
Total
$100,000,000
$344,847,735
$0
$444,847,735

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$2,203,408,226

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2019

End Date

Jan 2025

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

Current Status

Walsh‐Fluor Design‐Build Team (WFDBT) continues to progress. For the Lawrence to Bryn Mawr Modernization (LBMM), drilling operations resumed in January with 25 shafts drilled thus far. the loading bay gantry and launching gantry were tested and commissioned with seven spans have been erected. The Red‐Purple Bypass (RPB) portion of the project continued to make progress. The RVT structure was completed and track & systems infrastructure nearing completion. The Kenmore Relay House was factory tested.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ CTA Purchase Rail Cars - 7000 Series (Base Order 400) Rolling Stock Rail $78,756,670 $176,471,493 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* 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

+ CTA Replace Buses - Options to Purchase Up To 500 of 1,030 Rolling Stock Bus $49,858,165 $239,282,832 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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$42,479,832
$152,624,861
$195,104,693
State
$0
$7,378,333
$36,799,806
$44,178,139
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$20,682,616
$49,858,165
$189,424,667
$259,965,448

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 06.16.2022

+ Metra Program Management Contingencies & Administration Rail $25,000,000 $70,000,000 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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$25,000,000
$45,000,000
$70,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$10,000,000
$25,000,000
$45,000,000
$80,000,000

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 06.16.2022

+ CTA CTA Open Fare Payment System - Equipment (Lease) - VENTRA Support Facilities & Equipment System $15,000,000 $45,000,000 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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$15,000,000
$30,000,000
$45,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$15,000,000
$15,000,000
$30,000,000
$60,000,000

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 06.16.2022

+ CTA All Station Accessibility Program - Austin Station Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $13,930,000 $13,930,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Rehabilitate Rail Stations - ASAP (AUSTIN) : This project is part of CTA’s All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP). The goal of ASAP is to create a vertically accessible rail system within 20 years. ASAP also adds accessibility features to vertically inaccessible stations such as sidewalks and crosswalks, power-assisted doors, accessible fare array, braille and signage, accessible Customer Assistance (CA) kiosks and staff toilet rooms, enhanced lighting as appropriate, and expanded platform clearances for wheelchair maneuverability.

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
$13,930,000
$0
$13,930,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$13,930,000
$0
$13,930,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$26,500,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Apr 2021

End Date

Jan 2024

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

Current Status

A design contract has been awarded and the contractor has completed the 30% design. The station has been determined to be a historic resource and the design contract was amended to include a historic architecture consultant. Austin Station has been designated as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places per FTA and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) staff. All documentation related to the historic preservation process has been submitted and is under review by the FTA and SHPO. The design process has restarted in April 2022.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ CTA Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements Track & Structure Rail $12,405,159 $12,405,159 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements GTT - Project will include targeted track repairs to remove existing slow zones on the Congress Branch of the Blue Line. CTA has identified traction power voltage drop issues along the Blue Line. Scope of work will include but not limited to the following elements: New infill substations, infill wayside energy storage systems, infill tie houses, third rail replacement, addition of auxiliary negative rail; work will be performed by an outside contractor.

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
$12,405,159
$0
$12,405,159
Total
$113,681,000
$12,405,159
$0
$126,086,159

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$207,100,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

May 2018

End Date

Mar 2023

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

Current Status

Factory Acceptance Testing is ongoing and relay houses are being delivered. The contractor continues to install and test wayside signal equipment and perform cutovers. Jefferson Park, Central, Foster, Nagle, Harlem, Old Mannheim, Cumberland, and River Road have been completed and turned over to CTA.

Last Updated 06.16.2022

+ Metra Car Rehab (Nippon Sharyo Highliners) Rolling Stock Rail $12,000,000 $34,532,466 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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$12,000,000
$22,532,466
$34,532,466
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$6,598,233
$12,000,000
$22,532,466
$41,130,699

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 06.16.2022

+ CTA 5000 Series Rail Car Quarter Life Overhaul Rolling Stock Rail $11,335,000 $60,625,132 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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$835,000
$5,098,997
$5,933,997
State
$0
$10,000,000
$42,292,078
$52,292,078
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$500,000
$1,899,057
$2,399,057
Total
$2,916,934
$11,335,000
$49,290,132
$63,542,066

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 06.16.2022

+ CTA Systemwide Tactical Traction Power Upgrades (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures) Electrical, Signal, & Communications Rail $10,864,902 $12,990,670 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Tactical Traction Power (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures) -The purpose of this project is to implement traction power system improvements that will enable the CTA to continue to meet existing traction power needs, increase traction power capacity to meet future demand, and address state of good repair by repairing or replacing worn or obsolete equipment.

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
$3,694,555
$2,125,768
$5,820,323
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$7,170,347
$0
$7,170,347
Total
$0
$10,864,902
$2,125,768
$12,990,670

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$15,166,629

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2020

End Date

Jul 2021

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

Current Status

The contractor made significant headway during this reporting period and was able to reach substantial completion in July of this year. The contractor was able to finish the final walkthrough inspection and completed all punchlist items and is in contract closeout. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 01.13.2022