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
+ CTA 2020 - Elevated Track and Structure Maintenance Systemwide Track & Structure Rail $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide - Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects for various Infrastructure units such as Track, Structure and Power. When certain maintenance tasks are needed to repair or replace asset components in order to maintain the working life of rail system, specific component campaign work is conducted. Capital maintenance work is targeted at the following areas: Elevated Track and Structure - repair/rehabilitate track and structure elements in order to eliminate slow zones and upgrade the right-of-way along the elevated structure throughout the rail system. Traction Power Substations - program that repairs and upgrades equipment at various traction power substations currently in service. Tactical upgrades correct deficiencies and avoid service reductions due to failure and overload of aging equipment. Third Rail and Heavy Traction Power Cables - Preventive maintenance work is performed where necessary to repair/replace heavy traction power cables that feed the third rail along the tracks currently in service at various locations throughout the rail system. Rail Signal Systems - Program provides for signal equipment repair along the rail right-of-way, signal equipment on rail cars, and the reconstruction of electronic components of the signal system, including relays and circuit boards. As necessary dedicated small renewals and system modifications are also completed. All work is planned/performed to maintain the asset(s) in proper working order through its quarter life cycle, while a more extensive rehabilitation is planned at the mid-life of the asset.
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
$38,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Track and structure work was completed, and final billing remains. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ CTA 2020 - Facilities Maintenance - Systemwide Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0 On Schedule

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

+ Pace 2020 - Professional Project Management and Oversight Consulting Services Contingencies and Administration Bus $0 $0 Behind Schedule

Project Details

Description
Project Management for Priority Capital Projects - Consulting services to assist Pace in the successful delivery of priority capital projects funded by Rebuild Illinois.
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
$425,000
On Budget
Behind Schedule

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

Current Status
A contract was executed with STV Construction Inc. for project management consulting services. Task 1 involved a systems review of Pace's capital projects completion process and recommendations of industry best practices. The consultant completed the task order for this funding. This will be the final update of this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ CTA 2020 - Rail Car Maintenance Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0 Behind Schedule

Project Details

Description
CTA will continue investing in the rail car fleet maintenance program. This program is intended to correct critical defects and operational deficiencies discovered during inspections of rail cars. CTA’s scheduled maintenance program consists of planned work to maintain rail car performance. While major overhaul work is performed on a quarterly and mid-life cycle basis, additional focused maintenance work is required at certain intervals of the car’s life, outside of the overhaul cycle. When certain maintenance tasks are needed to repair or replace a component before it reaches its end of useful life and fails with an increased frequency, specific component campaign work is conducted.The major systems that must be maintained on CTA’s rail cars include the following:Propulsion, Safety, HVAC, Braking, Battery/Charging, Signage, Doors, Windows, Traction Power, RCA, Lighting, Automatic Train Control, Communication , Suspension, Car body/Structure. CTA’s Rail Terminal Shops are responsible for the maintenance that may result in replacement of a variety of components such as: traction motors, HVAC components and packages, lights, public address system components, trucks, wheels assemblies, hydraulic units, couplers, drawbars, and numerous other mechanical and electrical components. CTA’s Heavy Maintenance Shop is responsible for the rebuild/repair/manufacture of components for the railcar fleet such as wheel assemblies, truck assemblies, traction motors, air comfort units, electronic devices, control units, and associated devices including solid state and microprocessor-controlled units.
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
$27,074,655
On Budget
Behind Schedule

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

Current Status
Rail car maintenance activities with this funding were completed in this reporting period. Final invoices remain. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ CTA 2021 - Bus Maintenance Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
Funding for this project will provide for an ongoing capital maintenance program that consists of tasks necessary to keep buses in service through systematic inspection, detection, and prevention of incipient failure. CTA’s scheduled maintenance program consists of planned preventive maintenance work to maintain bus performance. While major overhaul work is performed on a mid-life cycle basis, additional focused maintenance work is required at certain intervals, outside of the mid-life overhaul, during the life of buses. When certain maintenance tasks are needed to repair or replace, before it reaches its end of useful life and failing with an increased frequency, specific component campaign work is conducted.
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
$53,365,222
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Major rehabilitation elements worked on included, but not limited to, body work, vehicle wiring, and brakes. Bus maintenance activities were completed in this reporting period. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ Pace 2021 - Bus Stop Shelters, Benches, Pads & Signs Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0 Behind Schedule

Project Details

Description
Bus Stop Shelters - 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
$1,330,000
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 2021 - Bus Tracker Signs Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
Bus Tracker Signs - 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
$600,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Activities continued related to the real time signs installed at various transit centers along the Pulse Milwaukee Line with various details on the specifics of screen size. Concurrently, real time bus information signage and electrical connections continued for various project elements. Permitting, installation, and invoicing continued as well.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ CTA 2021 - Elevated Track and Structure Maintenance Systemwide Track & Structure Rail $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide - Funding will be targeted at preventive maintenance projects for various Infrastructure units such as Track, Structure and Power. When certain maintenance tasks are needed to repair or replace asset components in order to maintain the working life of rail system, specific component campaign work is conducted. Capital maintenance work is targeted at the following areas: Elevated Track and Structure - repair/rehabilitate track and structure elements in order to eliminate slow zones and upgrade the right-of-way along the elevated structure throughout the rail system. Traction Power Substations - program that repairs and upgrades equipment at various traction power substations currently in service. Tactical upgrades correct deficiencies and avoid service reductions due to failure and overload of aging equipment. Third Rail and Heavy Traction Power Cables - Preventive maintenance work is performed where necessary to repair/replace heavy traction power cables that feed the third rail along the tracks currently in service at various locations throughout the rail system. Rail Signal Systems - Program provides for signal equipment repair along the rail right-of-way, signal equipment on rail cars, and the reconstruction of electronic components of the signal system, including relays and circuit boards. As necessary dedicated small renewals and system modifications are also completed. All work is planned/performed to maintain the asset(s) in proper working order through its quarter life cycle, while a more extensive rehabilitation is planned at the mid-life of the asset.
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
$38,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Track and structure improvements for this project were completed in this reporting period. Major elements included, but were not limited to, ironworkers; track, signal and utilities work. Final invoices remain. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023

+ CTA 2021 - Facilities Maintenance - Systemwide Support Facilities & Equipment System $0 $0 On Schedule

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

+ CTA 2021 - Rail Car Maintenance Rolling Stock Rail $0 $0 On Schedule

Project Details

Description
CTA will continue investing in the rail car fleet maintenance program. This program is intended to correct critical defects and operational deficiencies discovered during inspections of rail cars. CTA’s scheduled maintenance program consists of planned work to maintain rail car performance. While major overhaul work is performed on a quarterly and mid-life cycle basis, additional focused maintenance work is required at certain intervals of the car’s life, outside of the overhaul cycle. When certain maintenance tasks are needed to repair or replace a component before it reaches its end of useful life and fails with an increased frequency, specific component campaign work is conducted.The major systems that must be maintained on CTA’s rail cars include the following:Propulsion, Safety, HVAC, Braking, Battery/Charging, Signage, Doors, Windows, Traction Power, RCA, Lighting, Automatic Train Control, Communication , Suspension, Car body/Structure. CTA’s Rail Terminal Shops are responsible for the maintenance that may result in replacement of a variety of components such as: traction motors, HVAC components and packages, lights, public address system components, trucks, wheels assemblies, hydraulic units, couplers, drawbars, and numerous other mechanical and electrical components. CTA’s Heavy Maintenance Shop is responsible for the rebuild/repair/manufacture of components for the railcar fleet such as wheel assemblies, truck assemblies, traction motors, air comfort units, electronic devices, control units, and associated devices including solid state and microprocessor-controlled units.
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
$10,000,000
On Budget
On Schedule

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

Current Status
Rail car maintenance activities are ongoing. Major elements include, but not limited to, rail car inspection and engineering; vehicle wiring; and body work. The project budget has been decreased via a grant amendment for a bus maintenance project.

Last Updated 12.14.2023