Current Capital Project Program Summary 2021

Metra’s 2021 Capital Program is funded through $189.5 million in Federal Formula/State of Good Repair funds. Other funding sources that supplement Metra’s capital program include $119.1 million in State of Illinois bond funds and $73.8 million of State of Illinois PAYGO funds. The Regional Transportation Authority Innovation, Coordination & Enhancement (ICE) funds total $4.1 million in 2021. The 2021 capital program also includes $306,000 in Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

Under the 2021 program, 58.6 percent of capital funding will be allocated to major capital projects, including:

  • Locomotive and car rehabilitation $69.9 million
  • New rolling stock $61.5 million
  • Bridges $12.9 million
  • Equipment and vehicles $34.9 million
  • Stations and parking $47.3 million
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