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 June 2023 Project Management Oversight report

 

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Agency Project Title Asset Category Mode 2023 Funding 2023-2027 Funding Status
+ Metra Harvey Transportation Center - Metra Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $20,850,000 $41,700,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Metra is partnering with Pace to create the Harvey Transportation Center on the Metra Electric line. Metra will utilize funds for platform reconstruction and to construct other enhancements that will make the station ADA accessible, improve the commuter environment, and facilitate intermodal transfers between Pace and Metra.

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
$8,100,000
$8,100,000
State
$0
$0
$12,750,000
$12,750,000
RTA
$0
$20,850,000
$0
$20,850,000
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,000,000
$20,850,000
$20,850,000
$43,700,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$45,250,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Aug 2022

End Date

Aug 2024

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

Current Status

This project is in the design phase. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process has been completed. The design is progressing and is currently at 30% completion. Pace and Metra held an open house in January to get the community’s feedback on the design alternatives for the new Transportation Center. Community engagement is ongoing.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ CTA Forest Park: Phase 1 - Trackwork Halsted to IMD Track & Structure Rail $18,742,717 $18,742,717 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The CTA's Forest Park Blue Line Upgrades Project is the first of four phases of the Forest Park Branch. This project will provide for new trackwork from Halsted to Illinois Medical District (IMD), an accessible station at Racine, advanced utility work, and a new substation and traction power equipment upgrades at Hermitage. This work will enhance service quality via speed, reliability, and comfort, and improve operational efficiency on the Forest Park Branch of CTA's rapid transit Blue Line service.

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
$13,749,613
$0
$13,749,613
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$4,993,104
$0
$4,993,104
Total
$24,766,842
$18,742,717
$0
$43,509,559

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$158,423,800

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jun 2021

End Date

Mar 2024

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

Current Status

The design for this project has been completed. The Notice to Proceed for construction was issued in March 2023. The contractor is working on submittals and getting ready to mobilize for field work.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ 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^

$40,357,012

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 the rehab activities, and four cars are almost completed waiting on seats. Two more have just started work under this program. Additional cars will continue with the rehabilitation process.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ 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^

$45,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2021

End Date

Mar 2023

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

Current Status

This project is for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 annual equipment lease. The annual 2022 payment for the equipment lease was paid. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ Metra Gresham Area Bridges Track & Structure Rail $15,000,000 $15,000,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project funds the remainder of construction costs to replace two bridges on the Rock Island (RI) Line in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. The Vincennes Bridge on the RI Main Line is a concrete structure built in 1916 at milepost 9.75. The Morgan Bridge on the RI Beverly Branch is a timber structure at milepost 10.15 and was erected in 1973 by the now-defunct Rock Island Railroad with the intention of being a temporary solution.

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
$0
$15,000,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$2,000,000
$15,000,000
$0
$17,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$16,816,250

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jul 2021

End Date

Nov 2025

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

Current Status

Design work for the Vincennes Ave. Bridge #98 and Morgan St. Bridge #S- 102 were completed. City land swap negotiations are ongoing. Metra is proceeding without the property swap and is investigating the original elevation ordinance for the legal right to construct on City property. The designer submitted 100% drawings for review and coordination with the City of Chicago is ongoing. Bid documents are in process.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ CTA Life Extending Bus Overhaul - 430 Standard (1000 Series) Rolling Stock Bus $10,195,422 $16,932,852 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Life Extending Overhaul - Up to 430 Standard (1000 Series) - This project will overhaul the engine and other major sub-components to provide the minimal amount of work necessary to keep the fleet going. By end of FY2020 630 buses will have met their estimated 12 year life expectancy. This extension would extend the bus life by four years. The life extension for the 40 foot 1000-1629 New Flyer Bus is essential to keeping a majority of the CTA fleet running in optimal condition. The current fleet of 40 foot NF buses is over 1000 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
$10,195,422
$6,737,430
$16,932,852
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$14,905,007
$10,195,422
$6,737,430
$31,837,859

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$1,893,610

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

May 2022

End Date

Oct 2025

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

Current Status

The CTA Team drafted technical specs and project scope were completed and under review as of this reporting period. The team tested a new pilot Haldex air dryers on two buses.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ Metra Right of Way Equipment Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $6,900,000 $12,526,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project involves the purchase of various pieces of equipment to be utilized by Metra’s Engineering Department. Equipment purchased under this project will include end loaders, track backhoes, hi-rail equipment for track inspection, track tampers, track stabilizers, tie cranes, and other 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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$6,900,000
$5,626,000
$12,526,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$9,000,000
$6,900,000
$5,626,000
$21,526,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$27,694,765

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2020

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

Metra has procured and is awaiting delivery of 2 locomotive cranes, 2 hi-rail track excavators, 2 tower trucks and 10 wheel loaders. The track stabilizer, spot temper, blast regulator, tie crane and diesel powered skid-steer loader have been paid for and delivered to Metra.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ Metra Platform Improvements Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $6,800,000 $36,960,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project is part of Metra’s ongoing effort to bring commuter rail stations into compliance with the
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The project will focus on
platform and platform access routes, as necessary.
Wherever platform work is undertaken, the existing platforms will be rehabilitated in order to allow
deteriorated tactile surfaces to be replaced with new ADA-compliant “truncated dome” type surfaces.
FY 2020 Federal funds and 2020 Illinois PAYGO funds will be used for construction of new platforms,

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
$800,000
$15,650,000
$16,450,000
State
$0
$6,000,000
$14,510,000
$20,510,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$4,500,000
$6,800,000
$30,160,000
$41,460,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$6,000,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Sep 2020

End Date

Dec 2023

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

Current Status

Platform work at Chicago-Ridge, Willow Springs, Mundelein, Jefferson Park, Barrington Station, Franklin Park, New Lenox, and West Hinsdale were completed. Work continued with the 103rd Street station platform and is at 40% complete.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ Metra Elevator Replacement Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $6,580,000 $15,405,000 Behind Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will replace or renovate elevators at various stations across the Metra 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* 2023 Funding 2024-2027 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$0
$0
State
$0
$6,580,000
$8,825,000
$15,405,000
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,450,000
$6,580,000
$8,825,000
$16,855,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$300,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

Behind Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2021

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

Metra continued the preparation of the final design Architectural and Engineering task orders for elevator replacement. The Randolph St. elevator has NEPA issues to resolve. The two other elevators at Grand & Cicero are at 90% and proceeding to 100% design completion.

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ Metra Milwaukee North Signals Electrical, Signal & Communications Rail $4,500,000 $4,500,000 On Schedule

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project will improve signals from Rondout to Deerfield on the Milwaukee North Line. The project will include but not be limited to improve pedestrian crossings at the West Lake Forest Station, as well as grade crossing improvements at Everett and Conway roads in Lake Forest. IDOT will being doing improvements in conjunction with this project.

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
$4,500,000
$0
$4,500,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$0
$9,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$4,500,000

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jan 2021

End Date

Dec 2024

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

Current Status

Design development activities continued in this reporting period with Phase II work reviewed. Metra is working on incorporation of comments. Concurrently, shipping of field materials are in progress as well as Metra Force Account began construction activities with signal installation.

Last Updated 06.22.2023