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2022 Capital Program Summary

Metra’s 2022 capital budget of nearly $261 million continues significant investment in railcars, locomotives, bridges and stations. The work includes:

  • $40.8 million for rolling stock, primarily rehabilitations and upgrades to current cars and locomotives
  • $46.2 million for bridges, track, and structures
  • $50.6 million for signal, electrical and communications
  • $33.4 million for facilities and equipment
  • $59.4 million for stations, primarily rehabilitations and replacements to existing stations, platforms, shelters, and elevators
  • $30.5 million for support activities

The 2022 capital program is funded by $181.6 million in federal formula funds, $74 million from the state and $5.5 million from the RTA.

Rolling Stock

PE 5009 CAR REHAB (NIPPON SHARYO HIGHLINERS), Systemwide
This project funds the continued rehabilitation of self-propelled electric cars used on the Metra Electric Line. This is the first rehabilitation of the cars, which were delivered between 2005 and 2007. The project may include repair of the car body structure and interior components, and overhaul of propulsion control systems. ($12,000,000)

PE 5204 LOCOMOTIVE REBUILD 100-149,215,216, Systemwide
This project is a continuation of Metra's locomotive rehabilitation program and includes life-
extending rebuilds of F40 locomotives and the mid-life overhauls of MP36 locomotives.
A locomotive rehabilitation is less expensive than a purchase, saving approximately $5 million per vehicle. The project may include the complete rebuild of the diesel engine, the overhaul of the head-end power alternator and gearboxes, painting, and body repair. ($5,050,000)

PE 5207 CAR REHAB (NIPPON SHARYO), Systemwide
This project involves the mid-life rehabilitation of bi-level trailer and cab cars built by Nippon Sharyo Corporation and delivered between 2002 and 2008. This is the first major rehabilitation of these commuter cars and will be performed in multiple phases. ($10,400,000)

PE 5010 CAR AND LOCOMOTIVE CAMERAS, Systemwide
This project involves the purchase of a new digital video recording (DVR) system to replace the 12-year-old, obsolete system currently in use on Metra’s rolling stock. The new system includes inward-facing cameras and outward-facing, dual-lens cameras and will allow for video recording of railroad signal aspects and incidents. ($2,000,000)

PE 5505 PTC RENEWAL (MECHANICAL), Systemwide
This project will fund the second phase of Positive Train Control (PTC), updating onboard equipment including parts that communicate with the trackside PTC equipment. ($2,800,000)

PE 5601 TRACTION MOTORS, Systemwide
This project funds the overhaul of locomotive traction motors and traction alternators, which is necessary to return these motors to an acceptable level of performance. It also involves the overhaul of auxiliary generators and head-end-power (HEP) alternators. The overhauled equipment will be used on Metra locomotives. ($1,800,000)

PE 5602 CAR AND LOCOMOTIVE IMPROVEMENTS, Systemwide
This project makes improvements to diesel and electric rolling stock during ongoing maintenance and/or major overhauls. Improvements under this project may include digital recording devices, LED light conversions, and hardware to support Metra’s new onboard GPS tracking and communications system known as ACORN. The improvements may also address federal or state mandates. ($2,000,000)

PE 5603 WHEEL REPLACEMENT, Systemwide
This project funds the FRA-mandated replacement of wheelsets on Metra’s fleet of
locomotives and commuter cars. The replacement wheels will be used rolling stock operated on all carriers and railroads in the Metra system as part of an ongoing program to overhaul major rolling stock components. ($4,000,000)

PE 5604 ZERO-EMISSIONS LOCOMOTIVES, Systemwide
Metra’s investment in innovative, cleaner energy locomotives will be funded in part through this project. Funds programmed in 2022 will finance engineering and design services to prepare yard facilities to accommodate zero emissions technology. This is a multiyear project to acquire state-of-the-art zero emissions technologies and pilot their performance capabilities on the Metra system. Metra estimates that replacing one old diesel locomotive with a zero-emission locomotive will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by more than 30 tons per year, significantly reducing the agency’s greenhouse gas footprint and greatly improving the region’s air quality. ($750,000)

Bridges, Track and Structure

PE 5611 TIES, BALLAST & SWITCH HEATERS, BNSF
This project funds the replacement of ties, cleaning or replacement of ballast, and replacement of switch components and heaters along the Metra BNSF Line to Aurora. Periodic replacement of ties and ballast is necessary to maintain proper track gauge and surface conditions, which makes for a smoother ride and reduces the incidence of slow orders that impact on-time performance. ($1,750,000)

PE 5614 TIES & BALLAST, Milwaukee District
Metra’s track renewal crew will rehabilitate dozens of miles of track along the Milwaukee
District West (MD-W) Line in 2022, making it the most comprehensive investment in track conditions along the line since Metra acquired it in 1987. Metra forces will replace ties,
clean or replace ballast, and replace switch components to provide smoother, faster, and
safer track conditions. Metra partners with Canadian Pacific Railway to fund improvements to sections of the line used by freight carriers as freight trains degrade track conditions more rapidly than commuter trains. ($10,075,000)

PE 5616 TIES & BALLAST, Union Pacific
Metra’s Union Pacific North Line will undergo significant rehabilitation in 2022 with Union
Pacific (UP) crews replacing ties, cleaning or replacing ballast, and replacing switch components. The project will improve the riding quality of the trains and reduce the incidence of slow orders, which can impact on-time performance. Metra funds improvements along the UP lines and yard facilities used in commuter service.($6,200,000)

PE 5621 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, Metra Electric
PE 5622 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, Milwaukee District
PE 5623 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, Rock Island
PE 5624 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, Union Pacific
Track undercutting provides for the removal of all fouled track ballast, which is then cleaned and returned to the track bed. When the ballast is fouled, its load-spreading capability is lost. Undercutting is necessary when the ballast along a section of track has become so contaminated that normal ballasting and surfacing will no longer hold a proper track surface. The results of undercutting are a smooth, well-aligned track surface, extended tie and ballast life, and reduced ongoing maintenance expense. ($4,000,000)

PE 5625 RAIL RENEWAL, BNSF
PE 5626 RAIL RENEWAL, Metra Electric
PE 5627 RAIL RENEWAL, Milwaukee District
PE 5628 RAIL RENEWAL, Rock Island
Rail conditions are integral to maintaining safe operations and track speeds and on-time performance. These projects fund the refurbishment or replacement of rail and switches. Project activities may include the renewal of switch points at various locations, the replacement of switch machines, AC heaters, the replacement of turnouts, and correcting minor defects with field welding. The high density of freight and commuter traffic on the Metra system requires close monitoring and periodic replacement of switches, switch machines, and sections of rail. ($5,830,000)

PE 5631 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), Metra Electric
PE 5632 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), Milwaukee District
PE 5634 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), Rock Island
These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations
on Metra owned and operated lines. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track. ($5,000,000)

PE 5636 BRIDGES & RETAINING WALLS, BNSF
PE 5637 BRIDGES & RETAINING WALLS, Metra Electric
PE 5638 BRIDGES & RETAINING WALLS, Milwaukee District
PE 5639 BRIDGES & RETAINING WALLS, Rock Island
These projects provide for improvement of bridges and the rehabilitation of retaining walls at various locations and specific improvements will be determined based upon field condition surveys. Project funds proactively address deterioration that can result in the destabilization of the roadbed, track shifting, and slow orders. Bridge improvements may include the rehabilitation of wing walls and cracked bearing blocks, renewing bridge seats on abutments, and applying protective coating. Project funds may also be used for engineering design services, installation of outer-track fencing, the addition of concrete panels or bin walls, or reconstruction of retaining wall sections with steel sheet piling as needed. ($3,750,000)

PE 4337 GRESHAM AREA BRIDGES, Rock Island
This project funds the remainder of construction costs to replace two bridges on the Rock Island Line in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. The Vincennes Bridge at milepost 9.75 on the mainline is a concrete structure built in 1916. The Morgan Bridge at milepost 10.15 on the Beverly Branch is a timber structure erected in 1973 by the now-defunct Rock Island Railroad with the intention of being a temporary solution. Both bridges, named after the Chicago streets over which they cross, carry two mainline tracks and will be replaced with concrete bridges. ($2,000,000)

PE 5441 BRIDGE A110/56, Milwaukee District
This project funds design, engineering services and environmental analysis for the replacement of bridges A110 and A56 on Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line. Both bridges were constructed in 1909 and span the North Branch Chicago River. Bridge A110 is in Northbrook at milepost 21.3, Bridge A56 is at milepost 10.85 in Chicago just south of the Edgebrook station. This is a multiyear, multiphase project with construction funds to be provided in later years. ($495,000)

PE 5442 BRIDGE A318, Milwaukee District
This project funds design and construction of a replacement bridge that will increase the
capacity of trains and service on the Milwaukee District North Line. The new Bridge A318 will add a second-track siding over the North Branch Chicago River in Rondout at milepost 32.4. A second-track siding will allow for additional train movements through the line’s Fox Lake Subdivision, which runs northwest of Rondout and includes seven stations. This is a multiyear project that works in concert with the separate projects to improve the Rondout interlocking, the Rondout CP Tri-State track, and the Lake Forest crossovers. ($2,000,000)

PE 5444 CATENARY STRUCTURE REHABILITATION, Metra Electric
This project involves the ongoing rehabilitation of various catenary structures on all three
branches of the Metra Electric Line. This work typically involves refurbishing structural steel, improving walkways, replacing alternating current cross-arms, and rehabilitating concrete foundation pedestals. Specific project activities will depend on the results of condition assessments and the availability of track time to schedule work. ($1,100,000)

PE 5445 CREATE EW-2 BRIDGE LIFT, Rock Island
This project involves lifting a bridge between 78th and 79th streets in Chicago on Metra’s
Rock Island Line and is a necessary component of the new Auburn Park Station project. The bridge carrying the Rock Island tracks spans three sets of railroad tracks owned by The Belt Railway of Chicago and Norfolk Southern at milepost 8.7. ($1,000,000)

PE 5641 BRIDGE 86 – 78TH ST ENTRANCE, Rock Island
Engineering design, construction, and related services for the replacement of Bridge 86 on the Rock Island Line will be funded by this project, which is a necessary component of the new Auburn Park Station project. Bridge 86 dates to 1916 and spans 78th Street at milepost 8.62 in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Contemporary construction methods will allow two-track service to be maintained during the bridge replacement. The new abutment wall at the south end of the bridge will include ground-floor space for a leasable storefront, a new staircase, and an elevator. The elevator and stairs will provide an accessible pathway from 79th Street to the new Auburn Park Station’s boarding platforms and headhouse. ($3,000,000)

Signal, Electrical & Communications

PE 5647 SIGNAL SYSTEM UPGRADES, Metra Electric
PE 5648 SIGNAL SYSTEM UPGRADES, Milwaukee District
PE 5649 SIGNAL SYSTEM UPGRADES, Rock Island
These projects will replace various signal infrastructure components such as junction boxes, electrical cabinets, wiring, and LED lights on an as-needed basis. Locations and scope of work will be determined upon routine inspection or failure. ($2,700,000)

PE 5654 FACILITIES – ELECTRICAL, Metra Electric
PE 5655 FACILITIES – ELECTRICAL, Milwaukee District
PE 5656 FACILITIES – ELECTRICAL, Rock Island
These projects will provide design and construction funds for electrical engineering projects in Metra owned and operated yards. Project activities may include but are not limited to, overhead piping, fuel line replacement, cable reels, and shore power work. ($1,340,000)

PE 5457 CUS INTERLOCKINGS, Systemwide
This project involves the modernization and upgrade of interlockings at the north and south ends of Chicago Union Station. The project will include, but not be limited to, new rail, ties, ballast cleaning or replacement, upgrades to signal infrastructure, and replacement of switches and components. Amtrak contributes funds towards a portion of the project work. ($4,000,000)

PE 4842 16TH STREET INTERLOCKING, Rock Island
This project will replace the 16th Street interlocking with a modern solid-state automated electronic system at a junction with tracks owned by Canadian National near 16th Street in Chicago. The 16th Street interlocking plant currently consists of an obsolete manual interlocking with two outdated hand-lever machines built in 1901 and 1929. There are no manufacturers of spare or replacement equipment for these machines. ($3,500,000)

PE 4947 A-20 (TECHNY) INTERLOCKING, Milwaukee District
This project provides engineering and construction funds to modernize the A-20 interlocking near Techny Road in Northbrook on the Milwaukee District North Line. The scope of work includes improving two grade crossings (Shermer and Techny roads), modernizing signals, and improving track between the Morton Grove and Deerfield stations. Work may include adding rail, switches, signals, and crossovers as well as renewal of track and signal circuits and cables. ($6,000,000)

PE 5560 MILWAUKEE SIGNALS – NORTH, Milwaukee District
This project will improve signals from Rondout to Deerfield on the Milwaukee District North Line. The project will include improving pedestrian crossings at the Lake Forest Station, as well as grade crossing improvements at Everett and Conway roads in Lake Forest. IDOT will be doing improvements in conjunction with this project. ($4,500,000)

PE 5361 MORGAN INTERLOCKING, Milwaukee District
This project will provide construction funds for the replacement of the Morgan Street interlocking on Metra’s Milwaukee District C&M subdivision and the signal system infrastructure between Canal Street and A-2interlocking. The Morgan Street interlocking and crossings were originally installed in the early 1960s. The signal system has also been affected by the extreme weather conditions common to the Chicago region, and it has become difficult in recent years to get parts to keep the system operational. ($2,500,000)

PE 5362 WESTERN INTERLOCKING, Rock Island
This project will provide construction funds for the replacement of the Western Avenue interlocking at Vermont and Grove streets in Blue Island on the Rock Island Line. The signal system infrastructure was originally installed in the early 1960s and is obsolete. ($3,000,000)

PE 5557 MED IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, Metra Electric
This project consists of the upgrade of the Metra Electric Line track and structure in conjunction with increased service planned for the Northern Indiana Commuter Railroad District (NICTD) through the federally funded New Start project for its South Shore Line. This project will install, upgrade and/or realign tracks, install signals, turnouts, and associated catenaries, extend and construct new storage tracks, and construct and install new platforms. Metra funds expended for this project will be fully reimbursed as required by Metra’s fixed facility agreement with NICTD. Funds programmed in 2022 will finance improvements to the 11th Place interlocking in downtown Chicago. Work will be completed by Metra forces. ($500,000)

PE 5447 MWD HOLDING SIGNAL (50/50), Milwaukee District
This project is a multiyear signal replacement project on the Milwaukee District West Line in partnership with Canadian Pacific Railway. Seven signals will be replaced between Wood Dale and Almora. ($5,000,000)

PE 5388 SMART GATES, Rock Island
This project will pilot and test a set of "smart gates" to be installed at highway-rail grade
crossings along the Rock Island Line in Blue Island. The smart gates project will apply innovative technologies that use cameras, sensors, and artificial intelligence to constantly monitor crossing gate and signal performance as well as guideway intrusions. When a monitor detects an anomaly, the system will send notice to the back office and dispatch a signal maintainer to perform repairs. The project is intended to eventually go systemwide. ($3,000,000)

PE 5651 PTC RENEWAL (ENGINEERING), Systemwide
This project will fund the second phase of Positive Train Control (PTC) and provide for purchase, installation, and training of a modern, streamlined back-office system to replace the current system before the end of its useful life. This new system will have an advanced user interface that will provide operational self-checks and enable safer operations. ($5,000,000)

PE 5652 CTC OVER ITCM, Systemwide
Metra’s existing Consolidated Train Control (CTC) system relies on outdated communications infrastructure that must be upgraded. Currently, these communications use the ATCS radio network, which is being decommissioned within the next 3-5 years, and backup communication modes rely on aging copper circuits, which are costly and unreliable. Converting to CTC over Interoperable Train Control Messaging (ITCM) will leverage the existing PTC communications infrastructure to transport messaging for controls and indications to and from the field and will increase reliability and decrease costs. ($500,000)

PE 5554 SWITCH LAYOUT STANDARDS, Systemwide
This multiyear project will standardize the layout of switches on the Metra Electric, Rock Island, and Milwaukee District North and West lines. ($1,382,000)

PE 4746 IMPEDANCE BONDS, Metra Electric
This project involves replacing impedance bonds that are damaged, defective, or worn. The impedance bonds are a fundamental part of the track circuit controlling the current path, thus limiting power losses and assuring proper function of the protective relays. ($800,000)

PE 5556 CONSTANT TENSION CATENARY SYSTEM, Metra Electric
This project will fund an engineering study of constant tension technology for the
potential application to the Metra Electric Line. The line’s catenary system is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation. Constant tension technology may be added
to the catenary rehabilitation project scope pending the results of this study. ($436,000)

PE 5559 SYSTEMWIDE CAMERAS, Systemwide
This multiyear, phase-funded project will fund the installation up to 600 cameras per year
throughout the Metra system and follows the completion of a project to install fiber optic along the Rock Island and SouthWest Service lines. The project goal is to install up to 1,300 cameras, associated wiring and masts covering all grade crossings as well as the 23 existing depots along the two rail lines. ($400,000)

PE 5657 NETWORKING EQUIPMENT, Systemwide
This project will acquire new telecommunications network equipment to replace aging and obsolete equipment. Improvements include replacing routing equipment used for data storage, purchasing servers for circuits to be used on the Union Pacific Lines, replacing camera firewall routers, and installing new telecommunications switches. This project supports planned improvements to the video storage system, the ACORN train-tracking and onboard communications project, and the fiber optic network along the Rock Island and SouthWest Service lines. ($2,000,000)

PE 5658 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENTS, Systemwide
Under this project, Metra’s aging communications systems will be updated, improved, or replaced with more reliable and state-of-the-art solutions. This may include the improvement or replacement of Metra’s current radio systems, phone systems, and data-transfer systems. Project activities may reduce long-term operating, audit, monitoring, and repair costs while improving the reliability. ($2,565,000)

PE 5659 DOWNTOWN PUBLIC INFORMATION DISPLAYS, Systemwide
Public Information Displays (PIDs) at the terminal stations in downtown Chicago have
exceeded their useful life and are due for replacement. The PIDs provide riders with crucial information is such as arrival times, track numbers of arrivals and departures, equipment failures, and delays. This is a multiyear, phase-funded project that may include installing equipment and components purchasing new hardware for emergency repairs and replacing the current system. A new PIDs system will be designed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is essential to accommodate passengers with hearing impairments. ($1,500,000)

PE 5672 ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, Systemwide
This project funds the acquisition of an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system. Consultant services will be used for tasks that may include creating databases and detailed business standards to maintain data as well as facilitating training sessions for Metra staff. The new EAM is integral to implementing Metra’s Transit Asset Management Plan and to maintain standardized, quality data used for federal reporting, accounting, and business purposes. ($2,750,000)

PE 5661 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, BNSF
PE 5662 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, Metra Electric
PE 5663 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, Milwaukee District
PE 5664 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, Rock Island
PE 5665 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, Union Pacific
This project will provide design and construction funds for annual yard improvements and capital maintenance. Improvements may include repairing ties and track, improving crosswalks and yard platforms, upgrading switch machines, switch heaters, cable reels, shore power, and fencing at rail yards across the Metra system. ($3,020,000)

PE 5666 SYSTEMWIDE YARD IMPROVEMENTS, Systemwide
This project will provide design and construction funds for large-scale rail yard improvement projects across Metra. Sub-projects may include the improvement or replacement of machines and equipment, upgrades to buildings and crew facilities, and the construction of new equipment and systems. Project activities may include upgrades to HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, securing hazardous and flammable materials, improving fire suppression systems, renewing track, crosswalks, and yard platforms, and replacing switch machines and components. This project will allow more flexibility to implement high-priority yard improvements between districts that are integral to the continuation of Metra’s safe and reliable operations. ($6,000,000)

PE 5668 RIGHT OF WAY EQUIPMENT, Systemwide
This project involves the purchase of various pieces of equipment to be used by Metra’s Engineering Department. Equipment purchased under this project may include end loaders, track backhoes, hi-rail equipment for track inspection, track tampers, track stabilizers, tie cranes, speed swings, plate brooms, tower cars for inspection, tractors, woodchippers, and brush cutters. The equipment is operated and maintained by Metra’s crews and is used to maintain the track bed and various facilities to ensure safe and reliable operations. ($9,000,000)

PE 5453 CENTRAL WAREHOUSING, Systemwide
Metra has purchased an existing warehouse facility with the goal of developing a centralized warehouse for materials. The central warehouse will combine four overcrowded existing buildings and create efficiencies by allowing Metra to purchase in larger quantities and lower freight delivery costs. This project provides funding for renovations that will continue as part of a multiyear, phase-funded project. ($1,700,000)

PE 5171 GPS/TRAIN TRACKING, Systemwide
This provides Phase 2 funding for replacement of the existing train tracking and onboard
announcement system and will provide for the purchase of materials and as well as labor to install the onboard information system components. The new system will maintain current train tracking and customer communication functions, while adding the potential for video surveillance, expanded customer information displays, and passenger counting. ($4,000,000)

PE 5555 CCF – GENERATOR & UPS
This project funds construction services for the replacement of an existing diesel generator and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system. The new generator will be powered by natural gas, thereby reducing operating costs and emissions. The system provides an important backup power supply. ($1,710,000)

PE 5669 OFFICE EQUIPMENT, Systemwide
This project consists of the purchase of various pieces of equipment, office furniture, workspaces, conference tables, break-room appliances, and small-scale climate control
systems used at Metra buildings and facilities. The condition of the equipment that is being
replaced is poor and has reached or surpassed its useful life. ($500,000)

PE 5671 TRANSPORTATION DIVISION SOFTWARE, Systemwide
New integrated IT solutions will be deployed to support Metra Transportation Department
operations. This includes enhancements to and new functionality for Metra's crew calling systems, and new solutions to integrate the existing technology footprint and optimize business processes and organizational design. ($1,000,000)

PE 5673 IT COMPONENTS & SERVICES, Systemwide
Purchases various pieces of equipment that will be used at Metra headquarters and outlying Metra facilities. Purchases may include replacement of obsolete IT infrastructure, upgrade of network switches, computers, printers, and copiers, as well as purchase of new and replacement servers, financial system software, and other software. ($750,000)

PE 5574 TROI-NET, Systemwide
The TROI-Net Station Displays Project is the design and rollout of the next generation of Metra's visual information system (VIS) signs. Instead of one VIS Sign per station, TROI-Net station displays will be installed at more than one location at most stations. Like the current VIS signs, TROI-Net station displays will provide the visual part of Metra's audio/visual station messaging, and they will also provide live train-tracking information, customer information, and emergency messages. ($3,000,000)

Stations & Parking

PE 5680 PLATFORM IMPROVEMENTS, Systemwide
This project funds the rehabilitation or replacement of several passenger boarding platforms each year and may also include improvements to access pathways. Cracks, fissures, and buckling will be addressed to ensure the boarding platforms are level and safe. All improvements will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and may include the installation or replacement of deteriorated tactile surfaces. ($4,500,000)

PE 5681 SYSTEMWIDE STATION IMPROVEMENTS, Systemwide
State of good repair (SOGR) deficiencies at Metra stations that have been previously identified will be addressed through this project, which will fund the costs of labor and materials for repairs. Specific activities may include roof repairs or replacement, masonry improvements, tuck-pointing, door and window replacement, and concrete repairs. Other activities covered under this project include improvements to interior spaces, lighting repair or replacement, drainage improvements, and repairs to exterior station elements. Metra forces may complete some project activities to reduce costs and expedite repairs. ($800,000)

PE 5682 STATION ADA IMPROVEMENTS, Systemwide
Project funds will be used to assess previously identified site and building conditions that are not compliant with ADA accessibility codes and regulations. The project will fund the design and construction to address these issues and may include improvements to station staircases, access ramps, handrails, and other station facility issues. ($3,300,000)

PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS, Systemwide
This project will fund major parking lot renovations throughout the system. Parking lots have a shorter useful life than stations and must be overhauled even if the station facility does not require rehabilitation. Project activities may include parking surface grinding, asphalt peeling, asphalt resurfacing, blacktop seal coating, patch repairs, new or replacement signage, and the repair or replacement of collection boxes. Station access improvements such as new sidewalks and curb-ramps may be installed to address ADA compliance issues between the parking lot and the station. ($500,000)

PE 5684 WESTERN AVE STATION, BNSF
This project funds the design and renovation of the Western Avenue Station along the BNSF Line on Chicago’s West Side. The project may include the repair or replacement of shelter enclosures, upgrades to station lighting and renovation of the platforms. Improvements could also include sidewalk repairs, upgraded bike facilities, and landscape enhancements. The project will make the station fully ADA-accessible. ($300,000)

PE 5685 LAGRANGE ROAD STATION, BNSF
This project consists of the rehabilitation of the LaGrange Road Station along the BNSF Line in LaGrange. The scope of work may include replacing the station depot and windbreak roofs, renovating the heating and ventilation systems, tuck-pointing, brick and stone repairs, and refinishing the depot interior. Additional work may include sidewalk accessibility improvements, bicycle facility upgrades, and drainage repairs. ($1,710,000)

PE 5485 WESTMONT STATION, BNSF
This project involves installing a new heated-platform technology heated platform will reduce the amount of snow and ice build-up during the winter months, nearly eliminating the need for manual snow removal. ($1,000,000)

PE 5567 MILLENNIUM STATION-MEP UPGRADES, Metra Electric
This is a multiyear, phase-funded project that will fund upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems at Millennium Station, the downtown Chicago terminal of the Metra Electric Line. The scope of work may include replacement of the boiler system, replacement of the HVAC system, upgrade of mechanical, electrical and plumbing components, installation of drainage solutions, and related engineering design services. ($800,000)

PE 5182 79TH ST STATION – CHATHAM, Metra Electric
This project funds the complete rehabilitation of the 79th Street Station in Chicago on the Metra Electric Line, making the facility fully ADA-accessible. The project scope includes the repair or replacement of shelter enclosures, station lighting upgrades, and platform renovation work. Additional project elements may include sidewalk repairs, upgraded bike facilities, landscape enhancements, and bench repairs. ($8,000,000)

PE 5185 103RD ST STATION – ROSEMOOR, Metra Electric
This project will fund the rehabilitation of the 103rd Street (Rosemoor) Station on the Metra
Electric Line in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. Upon completion, the station will be made fully ADA-accessible. The project may include the replacement and/or rehabilitation of station platforms, new lighting, gatehouse/head house rehabilitation, replacement of leaking roofs, installation of warming shelters, and new platform amenities. The project may also include wayfinding signage or other station identifiers. ($3,000,000)

PE 5180 147TH ST-SIBLEY BLVD STATION, Metra Electric
This project consists of the complete rehabilitation of the 147th Street (Sibley Boulevard)
Station on the Metra Electric Line in Harvey. The project scope includes renovation of the
station entrance, heated warming shelters, and a canopy over half of the platform. Additional improvement may include lighting, sidewalk, bike facilities, and landscape enhancements. ($9,400,000)

PE 4983 HOMEWOOD STATION, Metra Electric
This project provides additional funds to complete the rehabilitation of the Homewood
Station and associated intermodal facilities on the Metra Electric Line in Homewood. The scope of work includes general tunnel rehabilitation, tunnel drainage solutions, elevator and stair improvements and the addition of a pedestrian ramp into the tunnel on the west end of the station. The project also includes improvements to the platform, warming shelter, head house, and the Pace and Amtrak facilities. ($2,100,000)

PE 5686 ROUND LAKE STATION, Milwaukee District
To accommodate the Cedar Lake Road Realignment project led by Lake County, portions of the Round Lake Station on the Milwaukee District North Line will need to be relocated and rebuilt. The planned Cedar Lake Road realignment will bisect the station's current platforms; therefore, the platforms will need to be relocated. Lake County will fund the station infrastructure components of the project. Metra is taking the opportunity to reevaluate the station site plan and to consider additional Metra-funded improvements. Funds programmed in 2022 will finance engineering and design services. Construction funds are provided in later years. ($750,000)

PE 4484 AUBURN PARK STATION, Rock Island
This project funds a portion of the construction costs for a new station on the Rock Island Line in the Auburn Park neighborhood of Chicago. The station will feature a platform-length canopy and heated head house with two elevators as well as a center boarding platform with a staircase down to a street-level entrance tunnel, a landscaped plaza with benches, canopy, bicycle parking, and a vendor space. A parking lot will include 79 parking stalls, five ADA parking spaces, and a passenger drop-off lane. The new station will be fully ADA-accessible. ($4,300,000)

PE 5687 107TH ST (BEVERLY HILLS) STATION, Rock Island
This project will provide design engineering funds for the 107th Street (Beverly Hills) Station on the Rock Island Line in Chicago’s Beverly Hills neighborhood. Project activities may include parking lot renovations, ADA improvements, new lighting, additional passenger shelters and bicycle parking. This is a multiyear, multiphase project that will fund design engineering services and any required environmental analyses. Construction funds are to be provided in later years and will include funding for a rehabilitation of the existing station warming shelter that is appropriate for the historic neighborhood will be completed in future phases of the project. ($1,000,000)

PE 5484 115TH STREET STATION, Rock Island
This project will provide funding for design engineering and any required environmental
analyses for the 115th Street (Morgan Park) Station on the Rock Island Line in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. The project scope includes parking lot renovations, ADA improvements, the installation of passenger shelters, bicycle parking, and landscaping improvements. Design plans include a new station warming shelter with distinctive architectural elements and materials that are appropriate for the historic neighborhood. ($870,000)

PE 4486 PETERSON RIDGE STATION, Union Pacific
The project provides additional funding for construction of a new station on the Union Pacific North Line in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago which will feature a platform-length canopy and a heated head house. Four ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps and six staircases will provide numerous access points that are accessible to all. A landscaped plaza with benches and bicycle parking will be installed at the station entrance. A passenger drop-off, five accessible parking stalls, and 50 parking stalls will also be constructed. ($200,000)

PE 5688 ROGERS PARK STATION, Union Pacific
This project will fund design engineering services and any required environmental analyses for the rehabilitation of the Rogers Park Station in Chicago on the Union Pacific North Line. The station is built atop a retaining wall that was originally constructed in 1916. The project scope includes extensive repairs to the depot, entrance ramps and platform shelters. Lighting upgrades and platform renovations will be completed as needed. Additional project elements may include sidewalk repairs, upgraded bike facilities and landscaping as well as staircase repairs. This is a multiyear project and construction funds will be provided in later years. ($1,000,000)

PE 5689 KENILWORTH STATION, Union Pacific
This project will rehabilitate the Kenilworth Station on the Union Pacific North Line. The project scope includes extensive repairs to the station depot, including tuck-pointing, masonry restoration, and roof tile repairs. Additional project elements may include sidewalk repairs, upgraded bike facilities, landscape enhancements, and staircase repairs. This is a multiyear, multiphase project. ($1,200,000)

PE 5676 ARLINGTON PARK STATION-PARKING, Union Pacific
Metra intends to exercise a clause in the lease contract to purchase the parking lot area for the Arlington Park Station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line. Metra has leased a 9.3-acre parking lot from the owners of the Arlington Park Racecourse since 2002. It was announced in 2021 that the horse racing track would close, and the property will be sold off. Metra seeks to purchase the land to avoid annual rent costs, which will result in significant savings, and to allow flexibility for long-range planning. ($6,237,000)

PE 4878 WEST CHICAGO STATION, Union Pacific
This project involves the rehabilitation of the West Chicago Station on the Union Pacific West Line. Work may include rehabilitation of the access tunnels, stairs, ramps, waiting room, platforms, lighting, retaining walls, and painting. Project funds will be used for construction as design and engineering were funded under a separate project. ($300,000)

PE 5384 ELMHURST STATION, Union Pacific
This project will fund Metra’s portion of a larger station renovation and expansion of
the Elmhurst Station on the Union Pacific West Line and will leverage CMAQ funds obtained by the Village of Elmhurst to construct a larger station to accommodate growing ridership and add customer amenities. ($1,000,000)

PE 5690 KEDZIE STATION-RETAINING WALL, Union Pacific
This project will fund the repair of a retaining wall and staircase located at the entrance to the Kedzie Station on the Union Pacific West Line in Chicago. The retaining wall is integral to the station and needs to be repaired to improve safety and prevent additional damage to the infrastructure of the station. ($250,000)

PE 4488 RIVER FOREST STATION, Union Pacific
This project will fund design services and any environmental analyses required to rehabilitate the River Forest Station and associated retaining walls along the Union Pacific West Line. The historic station was originally constructed in 1915 and is currently not ADA-accessible. The project scope will make the station fully ADA-compliant and includes extensive repairs to the entrance ramps, retaining walls, and platforms. Additional project elements may include sidewalk repairs, upgraded bike facilities, landscape enhancements, and staircase repairs. ($900,000)

PE 5475 SYSTEMWIDE STATION SIGNS, Systemwide
This project will replace all Metra station identification signs 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 and installed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ($1,500,000)

PE 5478 ELEVATOR REPLACEMENT, Systemwide
This project will replace or renovate elevators at various stations across the Metra system.
($1,450,000)

PE 5479 SHELTERS, Systemwide
This project will fund the installation of shelters at stations across the system at locations
to be determined, based upon existing conditions and demand. Shelters will be prefabricated structures and may include on-demand heating. ($2,500,000)

PE 5677 DOWNTOWN STATION SIGNS, Systemwide
This project will design, purchase, and install new digital train tracking displays and backlit
station identification signs. Video boards will display real-time train tracking and service
alerts as well as other visual information. At least one sign is planned for installation at
or near the primary entrance to Metra's five downtown Chicago stations. New train-
tracking displays will improve our communications with the customer, better accommodate
non-English speakers and improve ADA-compliance. Backlit station identification signs will
greet Metra riders as they board and depart the stations. This is a multiyear, multiphase project that will fund design engineering services and any environmental analyses, Construction funds will be provided in later years. ($530,000)

Support Activities

PE 5195 TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT, Systemwide
This project funds the continuation of Metra’s comprehensive asset assessment. This phase will consist of hiring a consultant to assist with monitoring and implementing Metra’s Transit Asset Management Plan as required by the Federal Transit Administration. ($500,000)

PE 5488 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, Systemwide
This project will allow Metra to undertake studies to advance major capital projects and secure grant funding. ($425,000)

PE 5489 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, Systemwide
This project will fund the service of a consultant to provide additional program management capacity made necessary by the extra capital project funding from the state of Illinois. Funds programmed in 2022 will finance the second year of a five-year agreement with WSP Inc. for professional services under the Project Management Oversight (PMO) contract awarded by Metra’s Board in August 2020. ($25,000,000)

PE 5694 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, Systemwide
This project funds support the implementation of capital projects and cover the costs of Metra’s Engineering Department and consultants providing professional services. The associated professional consultant services may include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical,
signal, communications, and environmental engineering. ($2,500,000)

PE 5698 PROJECT ADMINISTRATION, Systemwide
This project funds the activities associated with the administration of capital grants and the projects in those grants. This includes only those labor, fringe, and overhead
costs covered by Metra’s cost allocation plan. Examples of the types of 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). ($900,000)

PE 5699 CONTINGENCIES, Systemwide
This project will fund both emergencies and unanticipated capital needs that arise
throughout 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. ($1,179,819)