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Capital Projects

Current Capital Program 2020

Metra’s 2020 Capital Program is funded through $186.7 million in Federal Formula/State of Good Repair funds, $205.2 million in State of Illinois bond funds and $73.7 million of State of Illinois pay-as-you-go funds (PAYGO). Local sources of funding include: $5.2 million in Regional Transportation Authority Innovation, Coordination & Enhancement (ICE) funds; $2 million in Illinois Department of Transportation funds, $1.6 million in local municipality funds and $160,887 in 2015 Federal carryover funds from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.The plan also calls for $6 million of Metra’s fare revenue to be allocated to the capital program. Metra must submit to the RTA a balanced one- and five-year capital program. Under the 2020 program, 68.9 percent of capital funding will be allocated to major capital projects, including:
 
• Locomotive and car rehabilitation $95.3 million
• New railcars and locomotives $138.8 million
• Bridges $22.6 million
• Yard rehabilitation $23.2 million
• Stations and parking $51.2 million

 

 

LINE ABBREVIATIONS

BNSF Railway BNS

Heritage Corridor HC

Metra Electric Line MED

Milwaukee District MWD

North Central Service NCS

Rock Island District RID

Systemwide non-line specific MET

Union Pacific UPR

 

2020 CAPITAL PROGRAM PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

ROLLING STOCK

 

PE 5401 TRACTION MOTORS, MET

This project funds the overhaul of traction motors and traction alternators for locomotives. This project also involves the overhaul of auxiliary generators and headend-power (HEP) alternators. The overhauled equipment will be used on locomotives operated on railroads either owned or operated by Metra. These traction motors and alternators were originally placed in service between 1974 and 2003 and are showing signs of deterioration. A basic overhaul is required to return these motors to an acceptable level of performance. ($1,500,000)

 

PE 5402 LOCOMOTIVE AND CAR IMPROVEMENTS, MET

This project involves various improvements to diesel-hauled and electric commuter cars, as well as locomotives. These improvements may be identified at the start of a major rehabilitation project or during routine maintenance or inspection. ($500,000)

 

PE 5403 WHEEL REPLACEMENT, MET

This project will implement the FRA-mandated replacement of wheel sets on Metra’s fleet of locomotives and commuter cars. The replacement wheels will be used on vehicles being operated on all carriers and railroads in the Metra system as part of an ongoing program to overhaul major rolling stock components. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5404 SWITCHER LOCOMOTIVE PROCUREMENT, MET

The project involves the purchase of a switcher locomotive. The new equipment will be used at the 47th Street Rail Yard to move gallery cars and locomotives between service stations. ($11,250,000)

 

PE 5405 ALTERNATIVE FUEL LOCOMOTIVES, MET

This project involves the purchase of a prototype locomotive powered by compressed natural gas or other alternative fuel sources. The prototype will test the applicability of the new technology to Metra’s commuter rail service. ($10,000,000)

 

PE 5306 F59 LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE UPGRADE, MET

This project will overhaul 21 F59PHI locomotives to maintain a state of good repair. The locomotives’ main engine will be upgraded from Tier 0+ to Tier 3 emissions and the HEP genset will be upgraded from Tier 2 to Tier 4i. ($23,250,000)

 

PE 5406 DC TO AC CONVERSION, MET

This project will convert 54 existing locomotives (F59 PHI, delivered between 2002 and 2008. This phase consists of 11 cab cars and 19 trailer/coach cars built by the Nippon-Sharyo Corporation. ($10,675,000)

 

PE 5109 LOCOMOTIVE PURCHASE, MET

This project will fund the procurement of new or used locomotives. The current Metra fleet is reaching the end of its useful life. ($36,975,000)

 

PE 5006 NEW CAR PURCHASE, MET

The proposed long-term railcar program will purchase 397 new diesel cars to replace 318 cars with an average age of 43 years, increase the number of spare cars by 49 and retire the oldest cars in the fleet. ($90,666,300)

 

PE 5207 CAR REHAB (NIPPON SHARYO P-3), MET

This is Phase 3 of a multiyear project to rehabilitate more than 300 bi-level commuter cars delivered between 2002 and 2008. This phase consists of 11 cab cars and 19 trailer/coach cars built by the Nippon-Sharyo Corporation. ($11,267,887)

 

PE 5207 CAR REHAB (NIPPON SHARYO P-5), MET

This is Phase 5 of a multiyear car project to rehabilitate more than 300 bi-level commuter cars delivered between 2002 and 2008. This phase consists of 11 cab cars and 19 trailer/coach cars built by the Nippon-Sharyo Corporation. ($10,675,000)

 

PE 5204 LOCOMOTIVE REBUILD 100-149,215,216, MET

This project continues Metra's ongoing locomotive rehabilitation program. It consists of the life extending rebuild of F40 locomotives and the mid-life overhaul of MP36 locomotives. A locomotive rehabilitation is less expensive than a purchase ($1.8 million vs. $7 million per vehicle.) These projects can include but are not limited to the complete rebuild of a diesel engine. The overhaul of the HEP alternator and gear boxes as well as painting and body repair will be included as needed. ($14,000,000)

 

PE 5009 CAR REHAB (NIPPON SHARYO HIGHLINERS), MET

This project is the continuation of the rehabilitation of commuter cars delivered between 2005 and 2008. Cab cars and trailer/coach cars built by the Nippon-Sharyo Corporation will be rehabilitated during this multiphase project. ($7,250,000)

 

PE 5010 CAR AND LOCOMOTIVE CAMERAS, MET

This project involves the purchase of a digital video recording (DVR) system to replace the 11-year old, obsolete system currently in service on Metra’s rolling stock. The new system will allow for video recording of railroad signal aspects and incidents. ($2,000,000)

 

BRIDGES, TRACK AND STRUCTURES

 

PE 5411 TIES AND BALLAST & SW HEATERS, BNS

PE 5412 TIES AND BALLAST, MED

PE 5413 TIES AND BALLAST, MWD (50/50)

PE 5414 TIES AND BALLAST, RID

These projects consist of the replacement of cross ties, switch ties and ballast and are necessary to maintain proper track gauge and surface as part of an ongoing program to replace ties and ballast throughout the commuter territory. This work improves the riding quality of the trains, reduces wear and tear on rolling stock and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which can adversely affect adherence to train schedules. The cost of projects on the Milwaukee District are split 50/50 with the Canadian Pacific Railroad. ($9,810,000)

 

PE 5421 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, MED

PE 5422 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, MWD

PE 5423 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, RID

Track undercutting removes fouled track ballast, which is then cleaned and returned to the track bed. Undercutting is necessary when the ballast section has become so contaminated that normal ballasting and surfacing will no longer hold a proper track surface and the ballast’s load spreading capability is lost. Undercutting results in a smooth, well-aligned track surface, extends tie and ballast life and reduces ongoing maintenance expenses. ($1,750,000)

 

PE 5425 RAIL REPLACEMENT, BNS

This project will provide for the installation of rail and switches on the BNSF Line. The project also includes the renewal of switch points at various locations along the BNSF Line, the replacement of switch machines and the replacement of turnouts. The high density of freight and commuter traffic, including extensive express service, requires close monitoring and periodic replacement of switches and switch machines on the BNSF. Turnouts also must be inspected and replaced frequently to protect against derailment. While minor defects in switch points and turnouts can be remedied with field welding, periodic replacement is required to ensure reliable operations. ($1,650,000)

 

PE 5426 RAIL REPLACEMENT, MED

PE 5427 RAIL REPLACEMENT, MWD

PE 5428 RAIL REPLACEMENT, RID

PE 5429 RAIL REPLACEMENT, UPR

These projects consist of the installation of continuous-welded rail on Metra-owned rail lines and the Union Pacific lines to maintain track speeds and on-time performance. Specific locations are to be determined through regular track inspection. ($2,250,000)

 

PE 5430 RONDOUT TRACK, MWD

This project consists of track renewal and reconfiguration as part of the ongoing Rondout interlocking project. The project is replacing track and switches in the Rondout Interlocker on the Milwaukee District North Line. The interlocker was installed in the 1960s and is obsolete. ($4,000,000)

 

PE 5420 NCS IMPROVEMENTS, NCS

This project consists of the installation of rail, ties and ballast, undercutting, and other capital improvements on the North Central Service Line. ($800,000)

 

PE 5330 CREATE – P2, SWS

This project will provide engineering for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP) which is intended to relieve rail congestion by separating freight and passenger rail lines. ($14,500,000)

 

PE 5431 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), MED

PE 5432 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), MWD

PE 5434 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), RID

PE 5435 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), UPR

These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on Metra lines and Union Pacific lines. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on an evaluation of the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track. ($4,250,000)

 

PE 5433 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK – 50/50), MWD

This project provides for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on the Milwaukee District North and West Lines. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on an evaluation of the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track. This is a 50/50 project in partnership with Canadian Pacific Railway. ($1,500,000)

 

PE 5436 BRIDGE AND RETAINING WALLS, BNS

This project will provide for the rehabilitation of retaining walls on the BNSF Line. Retaining wall sections at intermittent locations along the right-of-way will be rehabilitated. This work typically includes complete reconstruction with steel sheet piling, concrete panels or bin wall to prevent retaining wall deterioration that can result in destabilization of the roadbed and in turn lead to track shifting. ($2,500,000)

 

PE 5438 BRIDGES, MWD

These projects fund the improvement of bridges along Metra rail lines. Improvements can include rehabilitation to components such as timber wing walls and fencing, cracked bearing blocks and cracked bridge seats on abutments. Specific improvements will be determined based on a survey of field conditions. ($500,000)

 

PE 5440 BRIDGE AND RETAINING WALLS, UPR

This project will provide for the rehabilitation of retaining walls on the UP lines. Sections of retaining wall at intermittent locations along the right-of-way will be rehabilitated. This work typically includes reconstruction of the retaining wall with steel sheet piling, concrete panels or bin wall to prevent deterioration that can result in destabilization of the track bed. ($2,000,000)

 

PE 4840 NORTH LINE BRIDGES (PHASED), UPR

This project will provide engineering design services for the replacement of 11 bridges on the Union Pacific North Line from Lincoln/Addison to Fullerton. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, replacement of existing stone abutments, retaining wall construction, steel spans, and decks. The project also includes track work between the bridges and replacement of wood ties at these locations with concrete ties. ($6,100,000)

 

PE 5444 CATENARY STRUCTURE REHAB, MED

This project involves the ongoing rehabilitation of various catenary structures on the Metra Electric sub districts, all originating in Chicago: the University Park Sub district, the South Chicago Sub district, and the Blue Island Sub district. This work typically involves rehabilitating structural steel, walkways, and concrete foundation pedestals. The work will depend on condition assessments. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5441 BRIDGE A110/56, MWD

This project funds engineering design services for the replacement of Bridge A110/56 on Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line. The bridge spans the Chicago River north of Shermer Road in Northbrook at milepost 21.3. Construction funds are provided in later years. ($1,150,000)

 

PE 5442 BRIDGE A318, MWD

This project consists of engineering design services for a new second-track siding over the North Branch of the Chicago River at milepost 32.4 in Rondout. The new second-track siding will allow for additional train movements through the Fox Lake subdivision, which runs northwest from Rondout to Fox Lake along the Milwaukee District North Line. ($147,000)

 

PE 5443 HICKORY CREEK BRIDGE, RID

This project involves the rehabilitation of a bridge on the Rock Island Line that crosses Hickory Creek in Will County. The structural scope of work will include, but is not limited to, replacement of existing stone abutments, retaining wall construction, steel spans, and decks, rehabilitation items such as timber wing walls and fencing, cracked bearing blocks and cracked bridge seats on abutments. Specific improvements will be determined based on a survey of field conditions. ($2,881,000)

 

PE 5445 CREATE EW-2 BRIDGE PROJECT, RID

This project involves lifting a bridge between 78th Street and 79th Street on Metra’s Rock Island Line. The bridge spans three sets of railroad tracks owned by the Belt Railway of Chicago and Norfolk Southern in Chicago at milepost 8.7. This project is a necessary component of the new Auburn Park Station project. ($8,000,000)

 

PE 4739 275-OLD 96th AVENUE, RID

This project funds engineering design services for the replacement of Bridge 275 on Metra’s Rock Island Line. The bridge spans 96th Avenue in Mokena at milepost 27.5. Construction funds are provided in later years. ($600,000)

 

PE 5446 EVANSTON BRIDGE PROTECTIVE COATING, UPR

This project involves the sanding, abatement and repainting of the Dempster Street and Davis Street bridges in Evanston on the Union Pacific North Line. ($3,300,000)

 

SIGNAL, ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

PE 5149 LAKE STREET INTERLOCKER, UPR

This project consists of the modernization and upgrade of the Lake Street interlocker at the north end of the Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC). It will replace track, track bed, switches, switch machines, switch heaters, dwarf signals and signal cable. In the future, the interlocking control machine in Lake Street Tower will be replaced by modern equipment. ($2,500,000)

 

PE 5352 SIGNAL STANDARDS, MET

This project provides engineering design services for Centralized Train Control (CTC) north of A5 on the Milwaukee District North Line. The project will allow the Signal Engineering Department to create a cell library to expedite design and cost estimates of signal projects. ($1,500,000)

 

PE 5447 MWD LINE SIGNALS (50/50), MWD

This is a multiyear signal replacement project on the Milwaukee District West Line. Seven signals will be replaced between Wood Dale and Almora. This is a 50/50 project in partnership with Canadian Pacific Railway. ($3,100,000)

 

PE 5457 CUS INTERLOCKERS, MET

This project involves the modernization and upgrading of outmoded interlockers at the north and south ends of Chicago Union Station (CUS). The project will include, but not be limited to, new rail, ties, and ballast as needed. The cost of the project will be shared by Metra and Amtrak. ($2,500,000)

 

PE 5448 FACILITIES – ELEC, BNS

PE 5449 FACILITIES – ELEC, MED

PE 5450 FACILITIES – ELEC, MWD

PE 5451 FACILITIES – ELEC, RID

PE 5452 FACILITIES – ELEC, UPR

These projects will provide design and construction funds for electrical engineering projects in BNSF, UP and Metra yards. Projects can include overhead piping, fuel line replacement, cable reels and shore power work. ($7,150,000)

 

PE 5360 HVAC REPLACEMENTS, MWD

This project will provide for the replacement of HVAC units at Milwaukee District rail yards. The units are more than 30 years old and are beyond their useful life. ($2,000,000)

 

PE 5454 SUBSTATION IMPROVEMENTS, MED

This project is for the replacement of the rectifiers at substations along the Metra Electric Line. The rectifiers are 35 years old and they have long exceeded their useful life. Replacement parts are not available. ($1,500,000)

 

PE 5361 MORGAN INTERLOCKER, MWD

This project will provide design funds for the replacement of the Morgan Street interlocker on Metra’s Milwaukee C&M subdivision, the signal system infrastructure between Canal Street and A2 interlocker. The Morgan Street interlocker and crossings were originally installed in the early 1960s. 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 obtain parts to make repairs and keep the system operational. ($3,000,000)

 

PE 5362 WESTERN INTERLOCKING, RID

This project will provide design funding for the replacement of the Western Avenue interlocker at Vermont and Grove streets. On Metra’s Rock Island Line, the signal system infrastructure at Western Avenue Junction interlocker has become obsolete. The interlocker was originally installed in the early 1960s. ($500,000)

 

PE 5455 LAKE FOREST CROSSOVERS, MWD

This project will provide construction funds for the replacement of crossovers in Lake Forest on Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line. ($1,900,000)

 

PE 5456 OAK LAWN CROSSINGS, SWS

This project provides for the renewal of rail-highway grade crossings at various locations along the SouthWest Service. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track. ($4,750,000)

 

PE 5350 COMMUNICATIONS IMPROVEMENTS, MET

This project involves the installation of improved communications equipment throughout the Metra system, including cameras, video equipment and video back-up. ($1,500,000)

 

PE 5364 VIDEO SYS STORAGE, MET

This project involves the upgrade of Metra’s video storage system at the KYD yard. The videos are from cameras installed throughout the Metra system in the six-county region. The current system is outdated. ($2,300,000)

 

FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

 

PE 5458 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, BNS

This project consists of several improvements at the 14th Street Yard. Improvements will include, but not be limited to, the crew facility at 14th Street and cable reel covers. ($3,000,000)

 

PE 5459 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, MED

This project will include, but is not limited to, replacing ties, crosswalks and platforms with steel grated platforms and placing electric tubular heaters on the switch machines at the Metra Electric rail yards. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5460 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, MWD

Upgrades under this project will include, but are not limited to, installation of electric heating elements for switches and the installation of steel grated boardwalks at the Western Avenue Yard. Track work would include rail, ties, ballast and switches. ($1,100,000)

 

PE 5461 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, RID

This project involves, but is not limited to, replacing ties, crosswalks and platforms with steel grated platforms. Metra will purchase and install a wheel truing machine. The machine grinds the surface of the rail car wheels to make them smooth and even. ($500,000)

 

PE 5462 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, UPR

This project will include, but is not limited to, replacing ties, crosswalks and platforms with steel grated platforms and placing electric tubular heaters on the switch machines at Union Pacific Railroad rail yards. ($600,000)

 

PE 4972 47th/49th STREET YARD FACILITY, RID

This project includes, but is not limited to, the rehabilitation of the 49th Street Diesel Shop on the Rock Island line to enable additional shift work for rail car and locomotive rehabilitation. Work could include but is not limited to expanding office space, crew facilities and locker rooms. A transfer table could also be included. ($3,000,000)

 

PE 5463 14th STREET FUELING FACILITY, BNS

This project will fund enhancements to the fueling facility at the 14th Street Yard. The project will include replacing the underground diesel fuel storage tank and replacing oil piping lines with new, overhead bridge mounted lines. The new system will automatically detect spills, thereby avoiding shutdowns of the fueling facility. This project will also reduce the time to refuel locomotives and other diesel vehicles. ($4,000,000)

 

PE 5464 WESTERN AVENUE EXPANSION, MWD

This project will fund the expansion of the Western Avenue Yard maintenance facilities. The project scope includes new standalone employee and maintenance buildings, the construction of up to nine new tracks, and space to park as many as four additional train sets. ($5,000,000)

 

PE 5465 CAL AVE EXPANSION, UPR

This project will fund the expansion of the California Avenue Coach Yard. The project scope includes acquisition of additional land, construction of a new train washer, construction of new tracks to park as many as six additional train sets. ($5,000,000)

 

PE 5466 CREW FACILITIES, MET

This project will renovate and build crew facilities, including locker rooms and training facilities at various locations across the Metra system. ($5,000,000)

 

PE 5467 RIGHT OF WAY EQUIPMENT, MET

This project involves the purchase of various pieces of equipment to be used by Metra’s Engineering Department. This list includes end loaders, track backhoes, hi-rail equipment for track inspection, and other equipment. ($12,000,000)

 

PE 4992 HYBRID AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES, MET

This project involves developing a vehicle replacement program of hybrid vehicles that will include, but not be limited to, police cars, police SUVS, and other trucks used by Metra. ($1,342,798)

 

PE 5468 EQUIPMENT & VEHICLES MECH, MET

This project provides for the purchase and rehabilitation of vehicles and equipment used by Metra’s Mechanical and Engineering Departments to help service and maintain Metra’s fleet at the various yards. This project includes, but is not limited to, vehicles used for supervision of fieldwork, small pickup trucks, various forklift trucks and car movers. The existing equipment has surpassed its useful life. ($3,500,000)

 

PE 5062 AUTOMATIC PASSENGER COUNTERS, MET

This project provides funds for the purchase of automatic passenger counters (APCs) to be installed on Metra railcars. APCs will be used for real-time counting of ridership on Metra lines. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5469 AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AEDs), MET

This project provides for the replacement of AEDs installed in 2012-2013 on all cab control coaches and even-numbered Highliner cars of the Metra fleet in addition to major work facilities and Metra police vehicles. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5470 OFFICE EQUIPMENT, MET

This project consists of the purchase of various pieces of equipment and office furniture that will be used at Metra storehouses and at the 547 Building. ($275,000)

 

PE 5471 IT COMPONENTS & SERVICES, MET

This project covers the upgrade for information technology infrastructure at Metra headquarters to be integrated with the financial system replacement and upgrade. ($2,000,000)

 

PE 5472 BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS, MET

This project addresses electrical improvements at the 547 W. Jackson Building. Projects may include the installation of a stairwell pressurization system and the replacement of the building HVAC system. All work will comply with City of Chicago building codes. ($4,000,000)

 

PE 5473 CONTROL CENTER, MET

This project will consolidate police, train tracking and media operations into one location for more efficient communications both internally and externally. The control center will be located at the 547 W. Jackson building. ($4,000,000)

 

PE 5171 GPS/TRAIN TRACKING, MET

This project involves the replacement of the current GPS, which has exceeded its useful life. Metra will replace the GPS, on board announcement system and signs on the entire fleet. Metra will also install automatic passenger counters and event recorders. The new system will maintain the necessary current functions, while potentially adding video surveillance, customer information displays and an infotainment system. ($3,855,202)

 

PE 4852 FINANCIAL SYSTEM REPLACEMENT, MET

This project is for the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system at Metra. This system will integrate internal and external management of information across the entire Metra organization, including such areas as finance, accounting, sales, inventory, customer service, and human resources. ($2,100,000)

 

STATIONS AND PARKING

 

PE 5077 STATION SIGNS, MET

The project scope consists of the replacement of damaged signs with new signs at Metra stations. The signs will provide general information, station identification, and pathfinding directional guidance and will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Modifications to the building structures are not anticipated. ($250,000)

 

PE 5475 SYSTEMWIDE STATION SIGNS, MET

This project will replace all Metra station identification throughout the Metra system. These signs were installed in the early 1980s and are reaching the end of useful life. The new signs will be designed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5478 ELEVATOR REPLACEMENT, MET

This project will replace and renovate elevators at various locations throughout the Metra system. ($300,000)

 

PE 5480 PLATFORM IMPROVEMENTS, MET

This project is part of Metra’s ongoing effort to bring commuter rail stations into ADA compliance. Platform and access work may be completed as necessary. ($3,000,000)

 

PE 5481 SYSTEMWIDE STATION IMPROVEMENTS, MET

This project includes, but is not limited to, the rehabilitation of Metra station facilities, including the rehabilitation or replacement of roofs, masonry, door and window replacement, concrete work, floors, ceilings, lighting, drainage, stairs, guardrails, handrails, benches, shelters and canopies. ($5,000,000)

 

PE 5482 STATION FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS, MED

This project element includes, but is not limited to, the replacement or rehabilitation of station platforms, new lighting, access stairs, stair enclosures, shelters, repair of warming shelters, replacement of leaking roofs, replacement of ceilings and other related work. ($3,000,000)

 

PE 5483 PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS, MET

This project will fund major parking lot renovations and collection boxes throughout the system. Parking lots may need to be overhauled even if the station is intact. This project element will fund those projects without depleting funds from the station projects. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 4782 HUBBARD WOODS STATION, UPR

This project will fund the rehabilitation of the Hubbard Woods Station on the Union Pacific North Line in Winnetka. The project will include station repairs, access improvements and platform work. ($3,090,000)

 

PE 5384 ELMHURST STATION, UPR

This project will fund Metra’s portion of a larger station renovation/expansion in Elmhurst. It will leverage CMAQ funds obtained by the village of Elmhurst to construct a larger station to accommodate the growing ridership. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5385 NEW LENOX STATION, RID

The project will fund Metra’s portion of the new station building at the New Lenox Station. The new station building will be part of a larger retail development at the site. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5474 OGILVIE TILE REPLACEMENT, UPR

This project will replace tile flooring in the Ogilvie Transportation Center concourse. This project will install vapor barriers and replace existing floor tiles with new slip-resistant floor tiles where necessary. ($250,000)

 

PE 4484 AUBURN PARK NEW STATION, RID

This project will construct a new station facility at Auburn Park on the Rock Island Line. The station will adhere to ADA standards and Metra’s station design guidelines. ($10,000,000)

 

PE 5484 115th STATION, RID

This project will provide design engineering funds for the 115th Street Station in Chicago along the Rock Island Line. The project scope includes parking lot renovations and may include the installation of shelters. ($850,000)

 

PE 5485 WESTMONT, BNS

This project involves installing new heated-platform technology requested by the village. The heated platform will reduce the amount of snow and ice buildup during winter months, greatly reducing the need for manual snow removal. ($200,000)

 

PE 5486 WAUKEGAN STATION, UPR

This project involves the rehabilitation of the Waukegan Station facility along the Union Pacific North Line. The project scope includes extending the platforms on the west side of the station, on-demand heated shelters on the east platform, and renovation of the restrooms. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5180 147TH STREET STATION, MED

This project consists of the complete rehabilitation of 147th Street (Sibley Boulevard) Station facility in Harvey along the Metra Electric Line. The project scope includes renovation of the station entrance, heated warming shelters and a canopy over half of the platform. Additional project elements include, but may not be limited to, lighting, sidewalk, bike facilities and landscape enhancements. ($10,000,000)

 

PE 5487 WEST HINSDALE, BNS

This project will provide design engineering funds for platform rehabilitation of the West Hinsdale Station facility along the BNSF Line. The existing platforms will be rehabilitated in order to install ADA-compliant “truncated dome” type surfaces at the edge of the platforms. Construction funds are provided in later years. ($250,000)

 

PE 5479 SHELTERS, MET

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. ($10,000,000)

 

SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

 

PE 5490 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, BNS

PE 5491 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, MED

PE 5492 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, MWD

PE 5493 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, RID

PE 5494 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, UPR

PE 5495 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, MET

This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering. ($3,000,000)

 

PE 5195 TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT (TAM), MET

This project funds the continuation of Metra’s comprehensive asset assessment. This phase will consist of hiring a consultant to assist with the monitoring and implementation of Metra’s Transit Asset Management Plan as required by the Federal Transit Administration. ($5,000,000)

 

PE 5488 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, MET

This project will allow Metra to undertake studies to advance major capital projects and secure grant funding. ($500,000)

 

PE 5489 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, MET

This project will fund the professional services of a consultant team to provide additional program management capacity made necessary by the extra funding from the state of Illinois. ($10,000,000)

 

PE 5496 UNANTICIPATED CAPITAL, MET

This project is a reserve of funds available for capital projects that arise throughout the year. Federal grant funds and other grant monies nearly always require local matching funds. Having the local matching funds available will allow Metra to better leverage federal funds when grant opportunities become available. This project will also allow Metra to fully fund small capital projects with Metra dollars. ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5497 LOCALLY FUNDED PROJECTS/MATCH, MET

Metra farebox capital funds will be used to fund projects locally, and to provide local matching funds for alternate funding sources in order to supplement and advance the system’s capital program needs. ($1,700,000)

 

PE 5498 PROJECT ADMINISTRATION, MET

This project funds the activities associated with the administration of capital grants and the projects within those grants. This includes only the labor, fringe and overhead costs covered by Metra’s cost allocation plan. Examples of the activities associated with the administration of capital grants are budget revisions, requisitions, quarterly reports and reconciliation of expenses done at project closeout. Metra funds associated with capital grant administration are recognized as capitalized costs under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). ($1,000,000)

 

PE 5499 CONTINGENCIES, MET

This project will fund both emergencies and unanticipated capital needs that arise throughout the course of the program year. Items covered require immediate attention and cannot wait for inclusion in the budget for the forthcoming program year. Contingencies are necessary to fund emergency activities to prevent project and service delays. ($1,688,551)

 

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