Regional Capital Program

Regional Capital Program

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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 were defined in the Invest in Transit Regional Transit Strategic Plan and are updated on an annual basis. This page shows details about the funding for each priority project.

The 2022-2026 5-Year Regional Capital Program includes over 200 projects that are advancing many of these Priority Projects. The capital projects are also shown in the table below, organized by Priority Project. Each project listing shows the amount of funding programmed in the 2022-2026 Regional Capital Program. Each listing also shows the core requirement(s) and strategic goals that each project helps to address, as defined in the region’s new performance-based capital allocation process.

Notably, the region has committed to dedicating 20% of programmed funds to projects that fulfill the core requirements of improving equity or achieving full 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 and 2026 budget years. Detailed analysis of the core requirements and strategic goals can be found 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.

 

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Agency Priority Project Modesort descending 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding 10 Year Funding Needed 10 Year Unfunded Need
+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Replacement Bus $34,050,000 $109,500,000 $123,300,000 $13,800,000

Description:

Replacement of buses reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Purchase 40' Diesel Buses Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Replacement diesel buses (40') - Pace plans to replace 78 diesel buses including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections).

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 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^

$41,786,531

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Jun 2019

End Date

Nov 2020

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

Current Status

Pace placed an order for the delivery of a total of 85 buses. To date, all 85 buses have been received and are in service. The buses are expected to service the routes currently serviced by West Division. This will be the final update on this project.

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Fixed Route CNG Buses Rolling Stock Bus $28,050,000 $48,400,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Replacement CNG buses - Pace plans to replace 115 diesel buses with 40' Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for the future Northwest Division garage in Wheeling, currently being designed as a CNG fueling facility.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$28,050,000
$20,350,000
$48,400,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$26,023,261
$28,050,000
$20,350,000
$74,423,261

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Fixed Route Coach Buses Rolling Stock Bus $0 $9,100,000

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

Coach Buses - Pace plans to replace 13 40' diesel coach buses, including any associated equipment (cameras, destination signs, etc.) and services (Buy America audit and inspections) for the I-55 Bus on Shoulder service.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$0
$9,100,000
$9,100,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$0
$9,100,000
$9,100,000

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Fixed Route Electric Buses Rolling Stock Bus $6,000,000 $52,000,000

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).

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$6,000,000
$46,000,000
$52,000,000
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$0
$6,000,000
$46,000,000
$52,000,000

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Purchase 30' Diesel Buses Rolling Stock Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

This project is a new contract awarded in September 2019 for a new five‐year
indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for 30’ low floor diesel buses. The
minimum quantity to be purchased under this contract is 67 buses and the total
number of buses procured will not exceed the maximum amount of 164.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 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^

$80,261,908

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Sep 2019

End Date

Sep 2024

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

Current Status

A total of 67 buses have been ordered to date. The first order consisted of 23 buses, all of which are in service. These were delayed due to the COVID‐19 crisis. The second order consists of 44 and has been executed with the vendor. The vendor is expected to begin production in December 2021 and have all buses delivered in June 2022. The buses are expected to service the areas currently serviced by Fox Valley and MV Batavia.

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ CTA Electric Bus Infrastructure Program Bus $0 $0 $178,400,000 $178,400,000

Description:

Electric bus infrastructure upgrades necessary to begin transition to electrify CTA's bus service. Full electric conversion of Chicago and 103rd Garages, Chargers installation, and 95th Substation upgrades.

No Results Found

+ CTA Critical Needs at CTA Facilities Bus $0 $0 $134,794,000 $134,794,000

Description:

Roof and other upgrades to maintenance facilities

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Facilities Critical Needs - Forest Glen Building Demolition Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The purpose of this project is to eliminate building maintenance costs and security liabilities to CTA associated with the vacant buildings at the Forest Glen Bus Garage (located at 5353 W. Armstrong Avenue and 5601 N. Elston Avenue), as well as to provide additional capacity for bus parking at the Forest Glen Bus Garage. The project scope includes demolition of the buildings at 5353 W. Armstrong Avenue, 5601 N. Elston Avenue, and the existing salt shed (all currently owned by the CTA).

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 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
$7,366,852
$0
$0
$7,366,852

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Facilities Critical Needs - Kedzie Bus Garage Façade Support Facilities & Equipment Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

The project will retain a DoR firm to complete a comprehensive assessment of the structure’s exterior envelope to develop remediation and/or replacement plans for concerns regarding the exterior brick veneer delaminating from the backing block. The work will include detailing for caulking, flashing, or other treatments to prevent future similar issues from occurring due to water infiltration. Construction will repair portions of the brick that have fallen from the structure and other repairs to prevent recurrence of the failure.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 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
$4,720,701
$0
$0
$4,720,701

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$4,720,701

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Oct 2021

End Date

Jan 2023

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

Current Status

The Notice to Proceed was issued in October 2021. The contractor is in the process of preliminary design development.

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Pace Improve Passenger Facilities - Park-n-Ride Lots Bus $0 $0 $7,450,000 $7,450,000

Description:

Updates and repairs to Park-n-Ride lots

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ I-55 Park-n-Rides Stations & Passenger Facilities Bus $0 $0

PROJECT DETAILS

Description:

I-55 Park-n-Rides: A/E design and expansion of existing (Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Romeoville) and/or construction of new park-n-ride facility.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 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
$6,750,000
$0
$0
$6,750,000

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Pace Fixed Route Buses - Expansion Bus $0 $0 $83,889,000 $83,889,000

Description:

Buses for new services

No Results Found

+ CTA All Stations Accessibility Program Bus $0 $0 $391,483,000 $391,483,000

Description:

The purpose of this Program is to support accessibility in locations throughout the CTA system. ASAP’s emphasis is on making all platforms and stations vertically accessible so that people with mobility impairments can use the rail system. ASAP upgrades also include accessible entrances/doors, accessible routes from curbs to platforms, improved directional signage, enhanced lighting as appropriate, removal of platform obstructions, and accessible employee facilities.

No Results Found

+ CTA Rail Shops Improvements Bus $0 $0 $256,900,000 $256,900,000

Description:

Provide repair and replacement to worn components at rail maintenance shops

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Replace Non-Revenue 61st 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-revenue
equipment. Facility will also include covered storage tracks for track maintenance equipment. The
purpose of the new Non-Revenue Rail Vehicle Maintenance Facility is to provide facilities for
maintenance and repair of over 125 pieces of non-revenue equipment used for right-of-way maintenance
and other rail-mounted non-revenue vehicles.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 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^

$70,017,063

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

On Schedule

Start Date

Mar 2021

End Date

Mar 2023

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

Current Status

The design build contract has been awarded to Clark Construction Group in March 2021. The Construction Management contract has also been awarded in March 2021. The work was divided into two packages. Package 1 covers the site preparation, utility and foundation work. Package 2 is for the construction of the facility. Design Package 1 has been submitted to City of Chicago for permitting. The design validation process is ongoing.

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ Skokie Clean Room - Bench Test Equipment Miscellaneous 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.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 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
$8,800,000
$0
$0
$8,800,000

Last Updated 01.19.2022

+ CTA Red Line Improvements Bus $0 $0 $396,400,000 $396,400,000

Description:

Upgrades and State of Good Repair projects along the Red Line

No Results Found

+ Pace Paratransit Vehicles - Replacement Bus $5,611,790 $24,914,827 $60,135,000 $35,220,173

Description:

Replacement of vehicles reaching useful life

Project Title Asset Category Mode 2022 Funding 2022-2026 Funding PMO
+ Purchase 15-passenger Paratransit Vehicles Rolling Stock Bus $5,611,790 $24,914,827

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.

Core Requirement(s)
Maintain and Improve Safety and Reliability
Achieve Full Accessibility
Meet Regulatory Requirements
Improve Equity
Strategic Goal
Deliver Value on Investment
Build on the Strengths of Our Network
Stay Competitive

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* 2022 Funding 2023-2026 Funding Total
Federal
$0
$5,611,790
$19,303,037
$24,914,827
State
$0
$0
$0
$0
RTA
$0
$0
$0
$0
Service Board / Local
$0
$0
$0
$0
Total
$1,861,671
$5,611,790
$19,303,037
$26,776,498

PMO:

Total Project Budget^

$7,290,500

Budget Status

On Budget

Schedule Status

Behind Schedule

Start Date

Nov 2015

End Date

Mar 2022

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

Current Status

The state funds remaining in this
grant will be used for 23 of the paratransit vehicles in this order, the other vehicles will be purchased
with federal funding. There were delays to the production of these vehicles, however the new
chassis were received in New York and production will continue. At this time, Pace has received 1
vehicle and additional deliveries are anticipated by the end of 2021. The remaining vehicles are expected to be delivered by March 2022.

Last Updated 01.19.2022

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

Description:

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.

No Results Found