Information Technology - Hastus Upgrade

This map shows the location of the project. For projects that do not have a specific location but affect a line/route or the entire system, either the affected lines/routes are shown, or an entire service area map is shown.

If you select the option to “toggle the benefit layer,” you will see an approximation of the area that will benefit from the project.

The degree to which a project improves regional access to the region’s key destinations. Including jobs, retail, healthcare, recreation, and education.

The project improvements to existing assets to make them partially or fully accessible. Including station/stop and area improvements, vehicle accessibility, and accessible communications.

The project impact to ratings from the FTA Transit Economic Requirements Model (TERM).

The project’s minor or major benefits to riders and what proportion of the agency’s riders will benefit from it.

The project impact on overall capacity, reflecting current and planned levels of utilization.

The project impact on reductions or offsets to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from transit operations.

Project impacts on land use and development, construction, and long-term jobs.

The distribution of project benefits to location(s) identified under the USDOT Justice40 Program.

The project impact to maintenance or improvement of exposure to risk for riders/employees and the project impact to security enhancement.

The project impact on operating costs.

The project impact to maintenance or improvement of exposure to risk for riders/employees and the project impact to security enhancement.

Project impact on maintenance or improvement of service speed and reliability, considering both direct and indirect impacts.

If required, whether or not the project complies with federal, state, local, or other regulatory mandates.

The project impact to climate benefits, such as a reduction in emissions, generated from mode shift to transit and away from private auto-use.

The Project impact to average vehicle ages, compared with Service board benchmarks to prioritize replacing vehicles that are beyond their useful life.

Evaluation Metric Measure
Access to Key Destinations ? Does not impact Access to Key Destinations
Accessibility Improvement(s) ? Project is not related to accessibility
Asset Condition (FTA TERM Rating) ? Asset(s) rated 2-3
Benefit to Riders ? Helps to maintain current benefits to riders
Capacity Benefit and Need ? Not related to capacity of transit operations or facilities
Climate Agency Operating Impacts ? Project does not effect GHG emissions
Economic Impact ? No economic impact
Equity Based on Residential Geography ? Project is not location specific or benefits entire service area
Impact on Customer and Employee Safety ? Project has no impact on safety
Impact on Operating Cost ? Increase
Impact on System Security ? Project maintains or replaces existing level of security
Impact to Service Speed/Reliability ? No impact on service speed/reliability
Regulatory Requirements ? No
Ridership/Mode Shift Impacts ? Project has no impact on transit ridership
Vehicle Useful Life ? Asset is not a vehicle with a useful life

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to upgrade to Hastus Version 2022 (or later) to ensure bus and rail scheduling utilizes the advanced scheduling tools Hastus provides to provide 24/7 transit service to CTA riders. This scheduling software utilizes customized rules based on CTA's union rules and also current transit industry trends. Target October 2022 to have hardware in place and start software upgrade project. The current Hastus contract with vendor GIRO requires CTA to begin the update project in Oct 2022 by providing a notice to proceed order in Q4 2022. Delays may result in change orders by the vendor. The CTA uses Hastus software to optimize the efficiency of bus and rail vehicle and crew schedules. Hastus software has been the agency’s exclusive transit scheduling tool since 1999 and CTA has been upgrading its Hastus version every 4-5 years to keep up with the industry trends and improved practices. Hastus is used for bus schedule changes four times annually, and for rail schedule changes, twice annually. In addition, Hastus is used to generate supplemental schedules associated with school trips and special events. Hastus provides critical interfaces for CTA’s operations, bidding - TOPSsystem, Customer Timetables, Clever works and on other budget functions for external stakeholders. Over the course of the 20 years with Hastus, CTA has made significant investments in customizations with each new version and intends to upgrade to the latest version in 2022 to take advantages of the better algorithms and industry trends available at that time.