2024 - Elevated Track and Structure Maintenance Systemwide

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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 ? Maintains Access to Key Destinations
Accessibility Improvement(s) ? Project is not related to accessibility
Asset Condition (FTA TERM Rating) ? Asset(s) rated below 2
Benefit to Riders ? Helps to maintain current benefits to riders
Capacity Benefit and Need ? Project maintains/returns system to original capacity
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 maintains current safety levels
Impact on Operating Cost ? Decrease
Impact on System Security ? Project does not impact security
Impact to Service Speed/Reliability ? Needed to maintain current speek/reliability
Regulatory Requirements ? No
Ridership/Mode Shift Impacts ? Maintains assets necessary for transit ridership
Vehicle Useful Life ? Asset is not a vehicle with a useful life

Project Description

Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects for various Infrastructure units such as Track, Structure and Power. When certain maintenance tasks are needed to repair or replace asset components in order to maintain the working life of rail system, specific component campaign work is conducted. Capital maintenance work is targeted at the following areas: Elevated Track and Structure - repair/rehabilitate track and structure elements in order to eliminate slow zones and upgrade the right-of-way along the elevated structure throughout the rail system. Traction Power Substations - program that repairs and upgrades equipment at various traction power substations currently in service. Tactical upgrades correct deficiencies and avoid service reductions due to failure and overload of aging equipment. Third Rail and Heavy Traction Power Cables - Preventive maintenance work is performed where necessary to repair/replace heavy traction power cables that feed the third rail along the tracks currently in service at various locations throughout the rail system. Rail Signal Systems - Program provides for signal equipment repair along the rail right-of-way, signal equipment on rail cars, and the reconstruction of electronic components of the signal system, including relays and circuit boards. As necessary dedicated small renewals and system modifications are also completed. All work is planned/performed to maintain the asset(s) in proper working order through its quarter life cycle, while a more extensive rehabilitation is planned at the mid-life of the asset.