Regional Capital Program

Capital programming is a core function of the RTA. RTA and the Service Boards have worked to articulate as well as advance a capital strategy for transit projects in the Chicagoland region.

Priority Projects have been identified by the Service Boards. These priority projects are updated on an annual basis. This page shows details about the funding for each priority project.

The 2024-2028 5-Year Regional Capital Program includes over 250 projects that are advancing many of these Priority Projects. The capital projects are shown in the table below, organized by Priority Project and can also be seen in a mapped form on the RTA Capital Projects Dashboard. Each project listing shows the amount of funding programmed in the 2024-2028 Regional Capital Program. Beginning with the 2024-2028 Capital Program, projects are evaluated based on 15 measures which were identified in the new Regional Transit Strategic Plan, Transit is the Answer. All projects in the 2024-2028 program show the detailed evaluations in this site.

The metrics include evaluations of Equity and Accessibility which are used in the performance-based allocation process. The region has committed to dedicating 20% of programmed funds to projects that fulfill the regional goals of improving equity and accessibility for 2025 and beyond as a part of the new performance-based capital allocation process

The Service Boards have met and exceeded the 20% goal for the 2025-2028 budget years.

Detailed analysis of the capital evaluation metrics is included in the Regional Transit Operating Budget and Capital Program

Read more about RTA’s capital programming activities here.

Project Management Oversite (PMO) data is provided for projects that are being actively monitored by the PMO group. Data included current activities, start and end date and budget and schedule status. The following page has a full list of active PMO projects.

Agency Priority Project Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed Sort descending 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ CTA CTA OFPS - Equipment (Lease) - VENTRA System $71,270,682 $129,647,018 $141,675,000 $12,027,982

Support the VENTRA System

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ CTA Open Fare Payment System - Equipment (Lease) - VENTRA Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0 ✔︎

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.The capital share of the annual Base component cost is $15 million which provides for necessary design, testing, purchase and installation of assets such as the following: Ventra Vending Machines, Mobile Data Validators (readers), Driver Terminal Displays, retail terminals, and B26all software applications, and back-end hardware.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $30,000,000 $0 $0 $30,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$60,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
This project is for the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 annual equipment lease. The annual 2023 payments for the equipment lease were completed for this open fare equipment. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Ventra 3.0 Upgrade Support Facilities & Equipment System $71,270,682 $129,647,018

Project Details

Description
Funding will provide for the complete overhaul of the Open Standards Fare System (OSFS), called Ventra. This will be the first major overhaul of this complex technology tool in nearly 10 years. The Ventra system was initially launched in 2013/2014 and since that time, fare collection technology has drastically improved, due in large part of the Ventra system. The Ventra upgrade or Ventra 3 project will move CTA, Pace and Metra onto a modern, open architecture platform that harnesses technology enhancements and fare system advancements from the past ten years.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $68,796,390 $58,376,336 $127,172,726
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $2,474,292 $0 $2,474,292
Total $0 $71,270,682 $58,376,336 $129,647,018

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ CTA Tactical Traction Power Improvements (Systemwide) Rail $0 $0 $155,739,098 $155,739,098

Traction power substation, third rail replacement and SCADA upgrades

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Systemwide Tactical Traction Power Upgrades (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures) Electrical, Signal & Communications Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

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.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $10,864,902 $0 $0 $10,864,902

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$15,166,629
On Budget
On Schedule

^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 12.14.2023

+ CTA Station Communication Infrastructure Rail $0 $0 $158,800,000 $158,800,000

These are all the life safety mission critical systems which all have to be upgraded at the same time, and are all interrelated. For example the rail station commmunications infrastructure upgrades are needed by PA system, the digital signage system, cameras system, telephone system, radio system etc.

+ CTA Uncategorized Projects - CTA System $1,697,000 $57,596,000 $160,000,000 $102,404,000

These are a miscellaneous set of Capital projects undertaken by CTA

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ 95th St. Corridor Transit Oriented Development Study N/A System $0 $0

Project Details

Description
CTA in partnership with City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will complete a comprehensive Equitable Transit Oriented Development (eTOD) planning study along a 2 mile stretch of the 95th Street Corridor, on the far south side of Chicago. This corridor includes five multimodal transit capital projects as follows: (1) RLE; (2) 95th Street Terminal Reconstruction; (3) Metra 95th Street/Chicago State University Station; and (4) & (5) Pace Pulse Halsted Rapid Transit Line and 95th Rapid Transit Line. The planning study will include the following: 1. existing conditions & market analysis including health & racial equity impact assessment (HREIA)2. land-use/zoning plan3. economic development plan4. transit supportive development guidelines and development concepts5. multimodal connectivity plan6. a coordinated implementation plan for an actionable roadmap
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $800,000 $0 $0 $800,000

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Cicero Grade Crossing N/A Rail $0 $0

Project Details

Description
The Cicero Grade Crossing Enhancements project will be located at the Cicero Pink Line, at the intersection of Cicero Ave and 21st Place . Changes to this grade crossing are a priority for CTA and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) due to several safety incidents at the grade crossing that have put CTA staff and passengers at potential risk. The enhancements to this crossing cover both civil and signal system upgrades. The roadway surfaces and continuous protective rubber boots at South Cicero Avenue have deteriorated over time. The proposed civil and trackwork scope of work calls for replacement of the roadways, sidewalks and continuous protective rubber boots. In addition, the signal system, roadway and pedestrian gate mechanisms at the grade crossing were installed over 16 years ago and since then; replaced three times. The signal system proposed scope of work replaces the gate cables and mechanisms that operate the gates, upgrades the batteries, cables and the signal lighting system to LED. CTA is applying for funds to support the design of this project, with the hope that the lessons learned from the enhancements to this grade crossing can be applied to similar grade crossings in CTA's system.The design phase of the project will explore options to enhance the safety of the grade crossing relative to the adjacent driveway and alley entrances. Both static concepts, such as flexible median indicators and signs, and dynamic considerations, such as LIDAR (light detection and ranging) or camera warnings and activated warning signs, will be reviewed for implementation.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $803,100 $0 $0 $803,100

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Match for FTA Discretionary Awards N/A System $0 $40,000,000

Project Details

Description
Local source of funds are in reserved to match Annual Federal Discretionary Awards.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $40,000,000 $40,000,000
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $40,000,000 $40,000,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Tactile Signage at CTA Bus Stops N/A Bus $1,697,000 $1,697,000

Project Details

Description
This project will install tactile signs at all bus stop poles where CTA public information signs are currently posted to provide information about the exact bus stop location to customers who are blind or have visual or cognitive disabilities
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $1,357,600 $0 $1,357,600
State $0 $339,400 $0 $339,400
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $1,697,000 $0 $1,697,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Train Tracker Digital Signage Upgrade N/A Rail $0 $15,899,000

Project Details

Description
Project will provide for the comprehensive overhaul of CTA's Train Tracker Signage at rail stations and integrate with the Authority's Public Address PA system, with disaster recovery/business continuity solutions, increased reliability, and compliance with ADA.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $15,899,000 $15,899,000
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $15,899,000 $15,899,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Transit OPACK Teams Sustainability N/A System $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Funding will provide essential layer in Chicago's transit-dedicated strategy to deter, detect, prevent and respond to terrorism in, on and in proximity to critical mass transit infrastructure within the City of Chicago and the surrounding region. This funding provides visible and covert deterrence patrols on train platforms in the downtown business district and in other high-risk/high-consequence assets within the CTA infrastructure and throughout the system.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $4,503,744 $0 $0 $4,503,744

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Transit Terrorism Surge Operations (CPD) N/A System $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Funding provides for directed patrols on overtime (surge) activity by CPD SWAT Transit Operational Response with Canine and Heavy Weapons (TORCH) Teams. This project intends to supplement the current surge project which is only activated for selected holidays, significant dates and events and will provide a transit anti-terrorism protection measure on summer weekend rush hours that are still marked by an increase of passenger volume in the downtown business district, creating a heightened risk of terrorist exploitation.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $1,281,825 $0 $0 $1,281,825

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ CTA Replacement Bus Purchase (1000 Series) - 600 Clean Diesel Buses Bus $38,878,238 $107,050,060 $176,016,315 $68,966,255

Replace 600 of the 1000 Series Buses that have now been in service 15 yrs plus and are now due replacement.

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Replace Buses - Options to Purchase Up To 500 of 1,030 Rolling Stock Bus $38,878,238 $107,050,060 ✔︎

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. Option(s) to the Base (100) contract order consist of up to an additional 500 buses that will initiate multiple orders to replace the 1000 Series New Flyer buses that have been in service since FY 2006.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $15,942,638 $65,295,062 $81,237,700
State $0 $22,935,600 $2,876,760 $25,812,360
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $148,301,069 $38,878,238 $68,171,822 $255,351,129

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$449,623,251
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
As of May 2024, all 300 buses from the base order, Option 1 and Option 2 have been delivered and placed in service. Under Option 3, 42 buses have been delivered. CTA has also exercised Option 4 and 5 for an additional 200 buses.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ CTA Maintenance Facilities Rehabilitation System $3,030,281 $12,121,124 $200,000,000 $187,878,876

Perform facilities maintenance activities to keep the fleet in a state of good repair.

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ 2020 - Facilities Maintenance - Systemwide Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects at various CTA facilities systemwide. These projects will improve CTA's capacity to maintain stations and improve customer comfort and safety. CTA's Facilities department will identify stations for this targeted preventive maintenance work, driven by regular field audits performed by maintenance staff. Projects currently anticipated for this funding source may include leak remediation and grouting in stations; rehabilitation of CTA elevators and escalators (ADA); ceiling, roof or canopy repair / patching; lighting upgrades; painting and signage, among other items. This work will be performed by CTA maintenance forces with material procured as part of this project. Work will be conducted throughout the system and is considered routine preventive maintenance.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $0 $0

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$12,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Facilities improvements is part of an ongoing program. The preventive maintenance reduces the occurrences of defects which occur as a result of water/snow, human error, leaks, asset wear and tear, and bearing failures. This particular part of the program is completed. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ 2021 - Facilities Maintenance - Systemwide Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects at various CTA facilities systemwide. These projects will improve CTA's capacity to maintain stations and improve customer comfort and safety. CTA's Facilities department will identify stations for this targeted preventive maintenance work, driven by regular field audits performed by maintenance staff. Projects currently anticipated for this funding source may include leak remediation and grouting in stations; rehabilitation of CTA elevators and escalators (ADA); ceiling, roof or canopy repair / patching; lighting upgrades; painting and signage, among other items. This work will be performed by CTA maintenance forces with material procured as part of this project. Work will be conducted throughout the system and is considered routine preventive maintenance.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $0 $0

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$20,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The preventive maintenance reduces the occurrences of defects which occur as a result of water/snow, human error, leaks, asset wear and tear, and bearing failures. Facilities improvements were completed during this reporting period. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ 2022 - Facilities Maintenance - Systemwide Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects at various CTA facilities systemwide. These projects will improve CTA's capacity to maintain stations and improve customer comfort and safety. CTA's Facilities department will identify stations for this targeted preventive maintenance work, driven by regular field audits performed by maintenance staff. Projects currently anticipated for this funding source may include leak remediation and grouting in stations; rehabilitation of CTA elevators and escalators (ADA); ceiling, roof or canopy repair / patching; lighting upgrades; painting and signage, among other items. This work will be performed by CTA maintenance forces with material procured as part of this project. Work will be conducted throughout the system and is considered routine preventive maintenance.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $12,000,000 $0 $0 $12,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$12,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The preventive maintenance reduces the occurrences of defects which occur as a result of water/snow, human error, leaks, asset wear and tear, and bearing failures. Facilities improvements were completed this reporting period and final invoices remain. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ 2023 - Facilities Maintenance - Systemwide Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Maintenance Facilities Rehabilitation: Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects at various CTA facilities systemwide. These projects will improve CTA's capacity to maintain stations and improve customer comfort and safety. CTA's Facilities department will identify stations for this targeted preventive maintenance work, driven by regular field audits performed by maintenance staff. Projects currently anticipated for this funding source may include leak remediation and grouting in stations; rehabilitation of CTA elevators and escalators (ADA); ceiling, roof or canopy repair / patching; lighting upgrades; painting and signage, among other items. This work will be performed by CTA maintenance forces with material procured as part of this project. Work will be conducted throughout the system and is considered routine preventive maintenance.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $12,000,000 $0 $0 $12,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$12,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The preventive maintenance reduces the occurrences of defects which occur as a result of water/snow, human error, leaks, asset wear and tear, and bearing failures. Facilities improvements began in this reporting period and maintenance work continues.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ 2024 Facilities Maintenance - Systemwide Support Facilities & Equipment System $3,030,281 $12,121,124

Project Details

Description
Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects at various CTA facilities systemwide. These projects will improve CTA's capacity to maintain stations and improve customer comfort and safety. CTA's Facilities department will identify stations for this targeted preventive maintenance work, driven by regular field audits performed by maintenance staff. Projects currently anticipated for this funding source may include leak remediation and grouting in stations; rehabilitation of CTA elevators and escalators (ADA); ceiling, roof or canopy repair / patching; lighting upgrades; painting and signage, among other items. This work will be performed by CTA maintenance forces with material procured as part of this project. Work will be conducted throughout the system and is considered routine preventive maintenance.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $3,030,281 $9,090,843 $12,121,124
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $3,030,281 $9,090,843 $12,121,124

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Facilities Critical Needs- Substation Roof Repairs - Phase II Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Program would address the most immediate critical needs at CTA facilities systemwide to enable theirsafe and reliable operation. The goal would be to have an annual appropriation in the CIP that wouldbe solely dedicated toward addressing this Program. Transit service safety and reliability is affected byout-of-date rail, bus, and maintenance facilities.The project will complete roof replacements at five CTA substations: Calvary, Lotus, Des Plaines,Ashland, and O’Hare. The project will also complete exterior façade repair at the O’Hare Substation,including wall panel and louver replacement, masonry wall and expansion joint repairs, painting, doors,and new surface mounted exterior light fixtures. Design will be completed in-house by CTAengineering staff.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $3,628,767 $0 $0 $3,628,767

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$4,389,335
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Construction has been completed. The roof replacements at seven substations have been completed as well as repairs to the building envelope at O’Hare substation. This project is currently in the close out phase. This is the last report on this project.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Skokie Shops - Electronic & Hydraulic Repair Room Expansions Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
This project will provide for the expansion of four areas that are currently situated in the West Building of Skokie Shops to support the 5000 and 7000-series railcars maintenance cycles. All areas will be upgraded to new “clean” rooms that require the space to be enclosed, well lit, properly grounded, and air conditioned.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $0 $0

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$10,293,685
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The General Contractor continued construction activities during this reporting period. The hydraulic break room had the CMU wall completed where the new concrete slab was poured, demolition and relocation of existing equipment, and installation of new windows, doors, and frame. Similarly, the concrete pour for the new mezzanine was completed. The contractor will continue construction activities and then move to the diagnostic center.

Last Updated

+ CTA Blue Line (O'Hare) Traction Power Capacity & Track Improvements Rail $0 $0 $215,740,272 $215,740,272

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the O'Hare Branch of the Blue Line

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Blue Line O'Hare Branch - Special Trackwork Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Funds provide for the replacement of stock rails, switch points, frogs, switch ties, and plates on the O’Hare Line that are no longer in a state of good repair and require concentrated maintenance by CTA forces to ensure service. The component replacement will take place between the Jefferson Park interlocking and the O’Hare terminal.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $2,013,674 $0 $0 $2,013,674

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements Track & Structure Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

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. In addition project will aslo provide for the replacement of ties, track fasteners, footwalks, and incidental signal and traction power; this part of work will be performed by CTA Field Forces.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $12,405,159 $0 $0 $12,405,159

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$207,100,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The contractor completed installation and testing of wayside signal equipment and all cutovers along the specific portion of the blue line. The project is considered substantially complete with the contractor performing punch list items. Final invoices remain and this will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Blue Line Traction Power - Barry, Damen and Canal Track & Structure Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Construct a tie house (at the intersection of Milwaukee/Canal/Lake Street) and two new substations (atBarry/Kimball intersection and Damen/Milwaukee intersection) to support traction power needs on theBlue Line. These assets will support increasing ridership demands as well as the power needed tosupport 5000 and 7000 series rail cars. The location of the tie house and substations were determinedby the Blue Line Load Flow study, which identified areas that were likely to experience traction powerissues.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $2,200,191 $0 $0 $2,200,191

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$123,967,362
On Budget
Behind Schedule

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

Current Status
Construction work is ongoing at Canal, Damen, Haymarket and the Canal Tie-House. At Damen, curtain wall, louver and interior fixture installation, work is in progress. At Haymarket, switch and cable installation work in ongoing. At Barry masonry installation is in progress along with waterproofing and plumbing. Cable pulling is also ongoing at the Canal Tie House. Close coordination with ComEd on this project continues.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Old Mannheim Replacement Foot walk Track & Structure Rail $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Restore footwalk at Old Manheim on the O'Hare Line.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $250,000 $0 $0 $250,000

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Traction Power Upgrades - Kedvale, Edmunds & Sacramento Substations Track & Structure Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
This project will Provide for AC breaker replacement at Kedvale, Edmunds and Sacramento substations. This will also include the replacement of oil (non?PCB) transformer and rectifiers along with roof and doors replacement at the Kedvale and Sacramento substations.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $0 $0

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$12,030,427
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The contractor was able to install the transformers, rectifiers, as well as roof and door replacements since the last reporting period. The project reachedsubstantial completion in January 2023 and punchlist items were completed. Final invoices remain. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ CTA BRT/Bus Slow Zone Removal/ TSP/Dedicated Lane projects Bus $0 $0 $231,240,000 $231,240,000

Targeted street and traffic signal improvements to increase bus speeds

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Bus Priority Corridor Study Electrical, Signal & Communications Bus $0 $0

Project Details

Description
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is pursuing the Bus Priority Corridor Study to advance planning for key bus corridors in the City of Chicago to identify concepts to dramatically improve bus service. The project will advance equity and mobility justice by enabling higher quality transit services to communities that have the greatest needs, mitigate congestion, improve air quality, and promote economic development and access to opportunity.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $575,000 $0 $0 $575,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Bus Slow Zones Elimination Program Electrical, Signal & Communications Bus $0 $0

Project Details

Description
This is a joint partnership with CDOT where CTA and CDOT will implement a coordinated program of bus priority treatments and targeted solutions for specific problem areas, in order to improve speed and reliability on major bus corridors. Project funds will cover final design and construction for all six routes.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $15,200,000 $0 $0 $15,200,000

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ CTA Bus Garage Improvements Bus $0 $0 $248,090,000 $248,090,000

Provide repairs at bus maintenance garages and shops

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Bus Hoist Replacement Program Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Project will support an updated assessment of the bus hoists to determine which may need replacement, as well as design and construction for those locations.This funding will provide for the purchase and installation of bus hoists at five CTA bus garages.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $15,000,000 $0 $0 $15,000,000

Last Updated 03.15.2023

+ Improve Facilities - Electric Bus Program Planning Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

Project Details

Description
CTA has committed to a full electrification of the bus fleet by 2040, providing significant air quality improvements to the region and the immediate vicinity of the garage facilities. To implement the program, the garages will need to be converted to allow for routing servicing / charging of the buses as well as new maintenance requirements. The work will generally involve significant electrical upgrades, installation of charger infrastructure, and general updates to the facility to support the conversion to an electric fleet.The primary locations for the electric charger upgrades will be within all of the CTA bus garages. Secondary locations will be on route charging at major terminals to support the longer bus routes. A study is ongoing to recommend network options and charging requirements. Additionally, load flow studies will be required at all of the garages to properly determine the specific charging needs.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $44,599,730 $0 $0 $44,599,730

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ North Park Garage – Building Demolition Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Project will cover the building demolition and site restoration of 5323 N. Kedzie.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $177,485 $0 $0 $177,485

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ CTA Rail Shops Improvements System $27,000,000 $58,800,000 $255,900,000 $197,100,000

Provide repair and replacement to worn components at rail maintenance shops

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ 63rd Shop - Non-Revenue Equipment and Service Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Purchase of equipment associated with 63rd Shop operations moving from Skokie to 63rd. Also, contracts for movement of existing equipment/material. This is necessary to allow use of the new shop as planned.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $3,000,000 $0 $0 $3,000,000

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Improve Facilities - Diesel Locomotive Storage Shed Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $0

Project Details

Description
The purpose of this project is to support the expansion of CTA’s diesel-powered snow fighter locomotives via the construction of three sheds, one at each of the following locations: 98th, Midway, and Rosemont Yards to house the four new snow fighter locomotives. The sheds will fully enclose the locomotives. Work at each location provides for a pre-engineered insulated metal building structure, overhead coiling doors, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire alarms system, and tie-ins for sewer and electrical service.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $12,000,000 $0 $0 $12,000,000

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Midway Shop - Wheel Truing Machine Bldg. Extension and Access Track Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $13,800,000

Project Details

Description
Provide railcar access from the north yard. Both cars of a railcar unit will be able to be trued without removing the unit from the shop to turn around. Allows for increased wheel truing activity, improves ride quality, and extends wheel life and track life.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $13,800,000 $13,800,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $13,800,000 $13,800,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Non-Revenue Rail Vehicle Equipment - Replacement Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $2,000,000 $10,000,000

Project Details

Description
Replace various rail-borne non-revenue vehicles that have exceeded their useful lives. Repairs and spare parts have become increasingly difficult which raises maintenance costs and increases duration of downtime of this critical equipment. Equipment includes: car movers, rail borne sewer vacuum, subway washer vehicle, rail profile grinder, rail cranes, 2 locomotive crane 22 ton, 2 tie cranes w/ close clearance tie replacement head, sky trim tree trimmer, tie inserters, MKVI tamper and stabilizer. Car movers needed to move rail cars in/out of shops, sewer vac needed for subway sewers, subway washer needed for subway cleanliness, other equipment needed for track maintenance.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 $10,000,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $5,507,124 $2,000,000 $8,000,000 $15,507,124

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Rail Car Facility Maintenance Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $4,000,000 $14,000,000

Project Details

Description
Replacement of various shop facility heavy equipment that is ending their useful lives. Equipment includes: carbody hoists at Harlem, spin jacks at Rosemont and Wheel truing machine at 54th (replace with 4-axle), office space at Harlem above classroom, security gates at Kimball/54th for when rollup doors are raised, 2 man gates at DesPlaines.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $4,000,000 $10,000,000 $14,000,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $10,000,000 $15,000,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Replace Non-Revenue 61st St. Rail Shop Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Construct a new non-revenue vehicle maintenance facility for maintenance and repair of non-revenueequipment. Facility will also include covered storage tracks for track maintenance equipment. Thepurpose of the new Non-Revenue Rail Vehicle Maintenance Facility is to provide facilities formaintenance and repair of over 125 pieces of non-revenue equipment used for right-of-way maintenanceand other rail-mounted non-revenue vehicles.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $0 $0

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$70,017,063
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The contractor made considerable progress in this reporting period and requested substantial completion in January 2024, which is under review by CTA. The contractor completed work on the parking lot including laying asphalt, installing, and welding new rail, and other landscape activities. The contractor continues to address punch list items for project closeout. This is the final update on this project.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Skokie Clean Room - Bench Test Equipment Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Skokie Clean Room - Bench Test Equipment: The scope of work provides for modifications to the CTA Skokie Shop (Heavy Maintenance Facility) to accommodate the addition of clean rooms. All of the necessary architectural and MEP systems would be reworked and reactivated in the expanded / modified spaces.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $0 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $4,400,000 $0 $0 $4,400,000

Last Updated 12.16.2022

+ Skokie Shops - Railcar Hoists Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $15,000,000 $15,000,000

Project Details

Description
Construct two new Rail car body hoists where the non-revenue unit is currently situated. This unit is to move to new facility in late 2023 or early 2024. Additional space with new hoists increases the capacity to overhaul series cars. Over the next five years, CTA will need to continue the overhaul of the 5000 Series, while also addressing life extending work on existing 2600 and 3200 Series expected to remain in fleet until replacement cars are available from a future order.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $15,000,000 $0 $15,000,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $5,000,000 $15,000,000 $0 $20,000,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Skokie Shops - Wheel truing machine replacement Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $4,500,000 $4,500,000

Project Details

Description
Design and install new wheel truing machine.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 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

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Skokie Shops Improvements Other Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $1,500,000 $1,500,000

Project Details

Description
Various shop improvements, including: Repurpose truck wash machine area to HVAC/truck wash, fill in truck transfer pit and install truck hi-line, add truck hi-line positions (and lighting, hose reels) in truck storage area, additional air operated 2-ton crane in Paint Booth, engineering lab, additional crane in truck shop on existing rails.
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* 2024 Funding 2025-2028 Funding Total
Federal $0 $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $0 $2,500,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023