Project Management Oversight (PMO) Capital Projects

The RTA is responsible for ensuring that the Service Boards are spending capital funds and managing their capital projects effectively and efficiently.  The RTA conducts periodic project reviews with Service Board project managers to ensure that capital projects are being implemented according to scope, on schedule, within budget and according to established project management guidelines.

Each project listed below is being actively monitored by RTA’s PMO team. Reporting data is provided that includes, Project Start Date, Project End Date, Budget Status, Schedule Status and Current Activities. These projects are also part of the overall Regional Capital Program which can be viewed separately here.

PMO also produces semi-annual reports that cover all projects that are being monitored. These reports can be found on the Project Management Oversight site.  The latest report is the December 2023 Project Management Oversight report. 

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This search filters based on details within the PMO Project. The search box below allows users to search by PMO Project name.
Agency Project Title Asset Category Mode 2024 Funding 2024-2028 Funding Status
+ Metra Morgan Interlocking Electrical, Signal & Communications Rail $1,500,000 $1,500,000 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
This project will provide design and construction funds for the replacement of the Morgan Street Interlocking on Metra’s Milwaukee C&M subdivision, the signal system infrastructure between Canal Street and A-2 interlocking. The Morgan St. Interlocker and crossings were originally installed in the early 1960’s. The signal system is also affected by the extreme weather conditions common to the Chicago region. It has become extremely difficult in recent years to get parts to make repairs to keep the system operational.
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 $3,870,000 $1,500,000 $0 $5,370,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$11,320,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The Morgan Non-Vital 60% design was completed. The Morgan Vital work has a 60% preliminary design submittal which was submitted and under review. An IGA with CDOT was executed and CDOT is reviewing the civil drawings. Once approved and comments addressed, the civil drawings before the designer can proceed to the 90% design submittal.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra Shelters Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $1,025,000 $3,125,000 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
This project will fund the installation of shelters at stations across the system, which will provide on-demand heat. Specific locations are to be determined, based on existing conditions and demand. Shelters will be pre-fabricated structures and may include on-demand heating elements.
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 $1,025,000 $2,100,000 $3,125,000
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $4,500,000 $1,025,000 $2,100,000 $7,625,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$5,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Aluminum shelters continue to be installed throughout the system. Currently, shelter installation is in progress at Morton Grove, Western Ave., 67th St., 83rd St., and the Woodstock station. Procurement packages for the next package of stations is in process.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra Cybersecurity Systems N/A Rail $955,000 $955,000 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
The goal of this project is to enhance Metra's cybersecurity and implement Metra’s cybersecuritystrategy. The objectives of this strategy are to implement vulnerability risk management, institute patchautomation, establish security operations sharing, and counter emerging threats through detection andresponse.This project will fund the purchase and installation of equipment and software for scanning,prioritization, and remediation of vulnerabilities. This also includes the purchase of hardware andsoftware for multiple networks and segments including IT systems, positive train control (PTC),SCADA infrastructure, and signal, telecom, and camera networks. The purchased equipment will covervulnerability scanning and prioritization, patch automation and remediation, Security Information andEvent Management (SIEM), and endpoint detection and response (EDR).
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 $955,000 $0 $955,000
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $1,700,000 $955,000 $0 $2,655,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$3,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Contracts for asset management and message broadcast software were awarded and software installation completed for 6 contracts. Procurement activities are in process for cybersecurity risk mitigation, anti-malware, and SharePoint architect.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra 47th ST Yard Improvements - Heating Support Facilities & Equipment Rail $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
This project will replace the heating system for two facility buildings at the 47th Street Yard. The project scope includes the procurement and installation of boilers, piping, fixtures, and other equipment for the Diesel and Car maintenance shops.
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
$6,500,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The work for the diesel shop construction, the 12KV distribution system, and sprinkler system reached substantial completion. Metra is in the procurement process for force account activities for Blue Island Yard canopy construction.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra 79th St., 87th St, 103rd St. Stations Metra Electric Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
This project funds the complete rehabilitation of the 79th Street, 87th Street and 103rd Street Stations in Chicago along with the Metra Electric (ME) Line. The project scope includes the repair or replacement of aging shelter enclosures, station lighting upgrades, and platform renovation work. Additional project elements may include but are not limited to, sidewalk repairs, upgraded bike facilities, landscape enhancements, bench repairs, and other related work as needed. The station will be made fully ADA accessible upon completion of the 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 $0 $0
State $0 $0 $0 $0
RTA $0 $0 $0 $0
Service Board / Local $0 $0 $0 $0
Total $48,900,000 $0 $0 $48,900,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$61,150,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
The designs for these stations were completed. The Notice to Proceed with construction has been issued in January 2023. The contractor is currently working on 79th St. Station where they finished the earth retention system. The contractor continues to install the foundations and concrete pours for the stairs, as well as elevator shaft. The contractor will then begin to pour the concrete slab for the station headhouse and continue with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing connections.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra 95th Street Station CSU Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0 Behind Schedule

Project Details

Description
This project will fund the rehabilitation of the 95th Street / Chicago State University Station on the Metra Electric Line in Chicago. The project elements may include the replacement and/or rehabilitation of station platforms, new lighting, rehabilitation of the headhouse, repair or replacement of roofs, installation of warming shelters, new platform amenities, and other related work. The project may also include wayfinding signage or other station identifiers. A new tunnel entrance will be added and parking facility upgrades will be completed. The station will be made fully accessible with the addition of elevators.
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 $37,000,000 $0 $0 $37,000,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$53,000,000
On Budget
Behind Schedule

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

Current Status
The design for this station reached 100%. There were delays on this project associated with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process as well as coordination with the Chicago State University and additional scope added to the design. The project is in procurement and is aiming to go out for bids before the end of the year for a General Contractor.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra 111th St. Station / Pullman Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0 Behind Schedule

Project Details

Description
This project will fund the rehabilitation of the 111th Street / Pullman Station on the Metra Electric District Line in Chicago. The project elements may include the replacement and/or rehabilitation ofstation platforms, new lighting, gatehouse/head house rehabilitation, replacement of leaking roofs, installation of new warming shelters, new platform amenities, and other related work. The project mayalso include wayfinding signage or other station identifiers.
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
$20,750,000
On Budget
Behind Schedule

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

Current Status
The design for this station is 40% complete. The design is currently on hold until the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process is complete. Coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is required as part of the NEPA process since the station is located in a historic district.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Metra 147th St. - Sibley Station Stations & Passenger Facilities Rail $0 $0 Behind Schedule

Project Details

Description
This project consists of the complete rehabilitation of the 147th St. (Sibley Blvd.) station facility in Harvey along with the Metra Electric (ME) Line in Harvey. The project scope includes renovation of the station entrance, heated warming shelters, a canopy over half of the platform. Additional project elements include, but may not be limited to, lighting, sidewalk, bike facilities, landscape enhancements, and other related 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 $9,400,000 $0 $0 $9,400,000

PMO:

Total Project Budget^ Budget Status Schedule Status Start Date End Date
$20,862,735
On Budget
Behind Schedule

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

Current Status
Construction activities are ongoing at the station. The contractor is working on installing light fixtures in the platform canopy as well as continued waterproofing on the headhouse and platform canopy. Concrete work continued on the project site as well with forming and pouring of sections. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing connections continue to be installed in the building and platform area as well. Tile installation has begun on the street level in the headhouse.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Pace 2020 - Bus Stop Shelters, Benches, Pads & Signs Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0 Behind Schedule

Project Details

Description
Engineering drawings, manufacture, and installation of bus stop shelters, concrete pads, and benches, including a heated bus shelter at the Waukegan Metra station.
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
$1,550,000
On Budget
Behind Schedule

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

Current Status
Pace issued bids for construction of the pads and shelter installations and was awarded in this reporting period. Installation continues with this project where the previously ordered 10-15 shelters were received. The vendor will continue activities as assigned.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Pace 2020 - Bus Tracker Signs Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
Production of new electric signs and associated installation costs to provide real-time bus information to riders. In 2021, ten will be replacements for Pulse Milwaukee Line vertical markers, while an additional ten will be for new locations.
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
$750,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Activity for this project continued in this reporting period with real time bus information signage and electrical connections installed. Additional signs will be installed using other PAYGO funding for additional signs. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023