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 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ 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

+ Pace Paratransit Vehicles - Replacement Bus $2,754,725 $32,047,716 $86,508,000 $54,460,284

Replacement of vehicles reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Electric Paratransit Vehicles Rolling Stock Bus $1,000,000 $1,000,000

Project Details

Description
This project will fund the purchase of electric paratransit 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 $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $2,000,000

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ Purchase 15-passenger Paratransit Vehicles Rolling Stock Bus $1,754,725 $31,047,716 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Paratransit Vehicles - Pace plans to purchase 298 replacement vehicles (22'-25' cutaway) including associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for paratransit services.
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 $1,754,725 $29,292,991 $31,047,716
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $7,388,134 $1,754,725 $29,292,991 $38,435,850

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$69,991,388
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
These buses will service DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will and Cook counties. Pace awarded a new contract in November 2020. The first order was for a quantity of 210 paratransit buses. The final vehicle of the base order was delivered in this reporting period in March 2024. Pace is working with the vendor for the second order of vehicles. These vehicles will combine additional paratransit vehicles & vehicles to be used for the community vehicle program. Final change order terms and pricing discussions are ongoing.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ CTA Replacement Bus Purchase 1000 Series - 430 Electric Buses Bus $2,600,000 $2,600,000 $459,358,312 $456,758,312

Replace 430 of the 1000 Series Buses, with electric 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
+ Purchase up to 6 Electric Buses with Charging Systems Rolling Stock Bus $2,600,000 $2,600,000

Project Details

Description
Bus funding provides for a future order of up to six 40-foot battery-powered, zero-emission, all-electric, fully accessible, public transit buses with en-route charging capabilities. CTA will retire up to six 1000-Series New Flyer buses that are over 14 years old. Turnkey project to procure Electric buses and associated charging infrastructure.
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 $2,600,000 $0 $2,600,000
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $3,496,667 $2,600,000 $0 $6,096,667

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Purchase up to 70 Electric Buses and up to 9 Charging Stations Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Purchase up to 70 Electric Buses and up to nine Chargers - Bus funding provides for a future order of up to 70 40-foot battery-powered, zero-emission, all-electric, fully accessible, public transit buses with en-route charging capabilities. CTA will retire up to 70 1000-Series New Flyer buses that are over 14 years old. Turnkey project to procure Electric buses and associated charging infrastructure.
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
$71,991,905
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The charging stations were received and installed and reached substantial completion in January 2021. In Q4-2021, seventeen (17) production buses were completed and delivered to CTA. The installation of revenue fare collection systems, communication equipment, network systems were completed in Q2-2022. A total of twenty-three (23) buses were delivered. Nineteen (19) are in service and four are being used at the 74th Garage for operator training. CTA previously exercised an option for an additional twenty-two (22) buses. CTA’s Infrastructure department continued working with Bus Engineering to finalize the budget breakdown and scope for the 103rd Garage. Pre-production activities continued where production is expected to start in June 2025 and delivery of the first vehicle is expected by the end of 2025.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Pace Regional Transit Signal Priority (RTSP) Bus $2,520,000 $2,520,000 $34,685,929 $32,165,929

Expand Transit Signal Priority installations region-wide

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Transit Signal Priority (TSP) Electrical, Signal & Communications Bus $2,520,000 $2,520,000 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Transit Signal Priority Integration - TSP implementation along priority corridors as part of the Regional Transit Signal Priority Implementation Program. Pace plans to deploy TSP along nine additional corridors at approximately 300 signalized intersections. The corridors include: 159th Street, Sibley Boulevard/147th Street, Roosevelt Road, Cicero Avenue, 95th Street, Grand Avenue (Lake County), Cermak Road, I-90 Transit Corridor Access Intersections and Halsted Street. This form represents the portion of the project funded with PAYGO in 2024. Years 2021-2023 of TSP related projects are funded with ICE funds as shown in Exhibit I.
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 $2,520,000 $0 $2,520,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $4,314,071 $2,520,000 $0 $6,834,071

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$14,031,402
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The vendor received the permit to implement TSP system along 58 signalized intersections of Dempster Street from IDOT. TSP data and operations monitoring continued on Dempster Avenue, testing and TST data analysis continued on Grand Ave. as well as Roosevelt Road. TSP deployment was completed at 147th Street and 95th Street where the vendor continues testing. Cicero Ave. has TSP installation ongoing. The contractor is working on permit acquisitions for Cermak, Rand Road, and 159th.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Pace Security, Computer, Software, and Office Systems Upgrades Bus $2,513,505 $10,513,505 $31,936,495 $21,422,990

Upgrade systems to provide enhanced asset protection and business systems

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Computer Systems - Hardware & Software Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Computer Systems/Hardware & Software - Projects in 2021 include upgrades, licenses, and training for Hastus route-scheduling software, RideCheck ridership data software, ArcGIS software, and the Pace website. Procurement of digital screens for the interior of buses is also included.
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
$1,100,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
This project is underway, and Pace executed a contract for redesigning Pace’s website. Activity continued with a rebid for the procurement of onboard digital screens for the interior of the buses where contract execution is expected in the next reporting period. Additional tasks will be added throughout the duration of this project.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Mobility as a Service Software Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

Project Details

Description
Purchase of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) software
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 $2,398,000 $0 $0 $2,398,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Onboard Digital Screens Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $2,513,505 $10,513,505

Project Details

Description
Purchase and install digital screens inside existing buses to display passenger information, such as next-stop announcements, detour notices, and passenger notices.
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 $2,513,505 $8,000,000 $10,513,505
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $1,963,505 $2,513,505 $8,000,000 $12,477,010

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra PTC - systemwide Rail $2,440,000 $2,440,000 $0 $0

Install federally-mandated rail operational safety system

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ PTC Program Management Electrical, Signal & Communications Rail $0 $0

Project Details

Description
This project will be to facilitate a vendor who can provide Program Management of the entire PTC system and ongoing projects. These projects include, Next Generation Office, CTC over ITCM, ITCM support, PTC Data Distallation Tool, Wabtec Master Service Agreement, and PTC Hardware Renewal. The scope of this work will also include document control, TPCQMP compliance, and movement of all PTC documentation to ProjectWise. The scope also includes FTA, RTA and IDOT monthly PTC progress reporting.
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 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $1,000,000

Last Updated 06.22.2023

+ PTC Renewal (Engineering) Electrical, Signal & Communications Rail $690,000 $690,000

Project Details

Description
This project will fund the second phase of Positive Train Control (PTC). Project funds will update back office equipment, components, hardware, software, and other equipment that is necessary to maintain safe and consistent operations of Metra’s interoperable PTC system. This project will fund the purchase, installation, and training of a modern, streamlined PTC system to replace the current PTC back office before the end of its useful life. This new system will have an advanced user interface that will provide operational self-checks and will enable safer operations
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 $690,000 $0 $690,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $7,000,000 $690,000 $0 $7,690,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ PTC- Renewal (Mechanical) Electrical, Signal & Communications Rail $1,750,000 $1,750,000

Project Details

Description
This project will fund the second phase of Positive Train Control (PTC). Project funds will update onboard equipment and parts in locomotives and cab cars that communicate with the guideway PTC 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 $1,750,000 $0 $1,750,000
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $4,050,000 $1,750,000 $0 $5,800,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ 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

+ Metra Chicago Union Station Improvements Rail $1,000,000 $15,700,000 $549,675,000 $533,975,000

Implementation of key projects benefiting commuters using Chicago Union Station

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Chicago Union Station Concourse Reconstruction Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $1,000,000 $15,000,000

Project Details

Description
This project will support the Amtrak-led effort to complete the Final Design phase work and the eventual construction phase to reconstruct the Chicago Union Station (CUS) Concourse. Metra and Amtrak collaborate to maintain and improve CUS and the facilities within the terminal. Project funds will provide Metra’s local matching funding commitment to Amtrak’s project.
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 $14,000,000 $14,000,000
State $0 $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $14,000,000 $17,000,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Chicago Union Station Interlockers Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
This project involves the modernization and upgrading of outmoded interlockings at the north and south ends of Chicago Union Station (CUS). The project will include, but not be limited to, new rail, ties, ballast cleaning or replacement, upgrades to signal infrastructure, replacement of switches and components, and other related work as needed. Amtrak contributes funds towards a portion of the project work.
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 $8,500,000 $0 $0 $8,500,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$13,096,850
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Amtrak identified scope of work for 2024 and has executed with Metra a Fixed Facility Agreement to complete the project. The project has started where Amtrak began the replacement and upgrades of switches, signal and rail at Harrison St and Taylor St of the North and South end of CUS. Construction activities continue.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ Crew Facilities Chicago Union Station Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $700,000

Project Details

Description
Remodeling of the Chicago Union Station Crew Facility will provide adequate female staff locker, shower, toilet, and bunk facilities. The remodel will also upgrade the male staff locker, shower, toilet, and bunk facilities. The remodel will also revise the mechanical systems to provide the required ventilation, which has been an issue in the facility. Finally, the remodel will improve lighting in the facilities and confirm life safety systems meet the applicable building codes.
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 $700,000 $700,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $0 $0 $700,000 $700,000

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Electric Bus $826,779 $78,835,907 $487,500,000 $408,664,093

Replacement of buses reaching useful life with electric buses

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Fixed Route Electric Buses Rolling Stock Bus $826,779 $78,835,907 ✔︎

Project Details

Description
Replace 52 diesel buses with electric buses including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections).
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 $826,779 $72,614,500 $73,441,279
State $0 $0 $5,394,628 $5,394,628
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $26,192,311 $826,779 $78,009,128 $105,028,218

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$28,749,859
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The contract was executed, and the vendor originally provided Pace with an updated production schedule due to previous supply chain issues and long lead time items. However, the vendor was bought out by a new company, Phoenix Cars, LLC. Since the change, Phoenix has provided Pace with an updated delivery schedule and Pace will start to receive vehicles in early 2025.

Last Updated 06.10.2024

+ CTA Program Development System $625,000 $3,125,000 $6,250,000 $3,125,000

Provide for Program Development

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding PMO
+ Program Development - UWP Contingencies and Administration System $625,000 $3,125,000

Project Details

Description
Develop and refine CTA's capital programs for inclusion into five year regional Transportation Improvement Program. Provide support as required to finalize the current TIP. Analyze project proposals for potential inclusion in the Authority's Capital Program, presentations to the public, CTA Board and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).
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 $500,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $125,000 $500,000 $625,000
Total $1,463,226 $625,000 $2,500,000 $4,588,226

Last Updated 12.14.2023