CTA

Notice of Public Hearing

October 22, 2020

WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY ONLY

Proposed 2021-2025 Capital Program of Projects, 2021 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan for 2022 and 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board desires public comment before it considers an ordinance to adopt the proposed 2021-2025 Capital Program of Projects, 2021 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2022 and 2023.  A virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

Because of the pandemic and the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting large public gatherings, the public hearing will proceed only virtually. 

A link to view the hearing will be available at transitchicago.com/finance. Members of the public who wish to speak at the virtual public hearing are encouraged to submit their request prior to the hearing.  Options for providing comment at the virtual hearing or for submission to the CTA Board on the proposed 2021-2025 Capital Program of Projects, 2021 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2022 and 2023 are detailed below:

WRITTEN STATEMENTS.  Written statements will be taken into consideration prior to the adoption of the proposed 2021-2025 Capital Program of Projects, 2021 Operating Budget and Program, and Financial Plan for 2022 and 2023. Written comments for the CTA Board’s review and consideration must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Monday, November 16, 2020.  Written comments may be submitted in any of the following ways:

  • Via US Mail, CTA Board Office, 567 W. Lake Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60661.
  • Via drop off at CTA Headquarters, 567 W. Lake Street, 1st floor mailroom.
  • Via fax at 312-681-5035. 
  • Via email at GLonghini1@transitchicago.com

ORAL STATEMENTS.  Members of the public who wish to speak at the virtual public hearing are encouraged to register prior to the hearing, by completing and submitting a Request to Speak form online at transitchicago.com/finance. Individuals registered online by 6:00 PM on November 11, 2020, the day before the hearing, will be called by CTA, at the telephone number provided, during the November 12, 2020 hearing, to be connected to the virtual public hearing proceedings. 

DIAL IN AT THE TIME OF THE HEARING.  Members of the public may also dial-in, while the hearing is in progress, to request to speak, by calling 312-681-3091.

Individuals who pre-register to speak will be taken up first at the virtual public hearing.  Individuals who call while the hearing is in progress will then speak in the order that they call in.

Be advised that as to the Capital Program of Projects, CTA is seeking financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the United States Department of Transportation under the Federal Transit Act of 1964, as amended, and related statutes: the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) under the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (Part 8.5) and related statutes; and the Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) under the Regional Transportation Authority Act.  If the following program does not change, then it will be considered the FY 2021-2025 final Capital Program of Projects.  This notice is to meet the requirements of the FTA, IDOT, and the RTA.

FY 2021 Estimate

Urbanized Areas: Total $586,342,830

   Recipients:
 
Chicago Transit Authority $323,207,643
Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Metra) $189,466,549
Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Pace) $44,580,365
  $557,254,557
   
Regional Transportation Authority $557,254,557
Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) $28,898,396
Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) $189,877
  Total $586,342,830

 

Chicago Transit Authority Section 5307 Program of Capital Projects – FY 2021

Bond Repayment (Principal and Interest) (47,131,496), Bus Maintenance (334,778), Bus Overhaul-Life Extending-430 Buses (1000 Series) (11,243,281), Rehabilitate Facilities-Skokie Equipment Room (4,400,000), Office Building Lease (6,189,788), Program Management (6,606,375), Purchase Rail Cars-7000 Series (Base Order 400) (35,415,734), Purchase Up to 4 Diesel Locomotives (4,000,000), Replace Up to 600 Buses-Base and Options (13,389,199), Upgrade Office Computer Systems (1,300,000), Upgrade and Support IT and Communication Systems (400,000), and Support Service (1,824,850).

Net 2021 FTA 5307 Formula Projects…..$132,235,501     
FTA 5307 Formula Total…........................$132,235,501

Phase 1 Supplemental Capital Projects – FY 2021

Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Improvements (20,206,695), Bond Repayment (Principal and Interest) (140,603,302), Bus Maintenance (35,665,222), Bus Overhaul-Life Extending 430 Buses (1000 Series) (10,095,712), Bus Slow Zones Elimination Program-Year One (1,651,885), Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide (38,000,000), Facilities-Maintenance (20,000,000), Facilities-Rail Yards (3,950,000) Ground Transportation Tax (GTT) Repayment (88,571,181), GTT-Brown Line-Track Improvements (7,347,373), GTT-Green Line South-Track (9,908,467), GTT- Lake Line and South Main Line (Green)-Track Improvements (11,342,834), GTT-Red and Blue Line Subway-Track Improvements (17,439,211), GTT-Station Security Enhancements (5,929,800), Implement Security Projects-Homeland Security Program (5,917,200), North Main Line -Red/Purple Modernization (179,371,605),  Open Fare Equipment-Lease (15,000,000), Planning Study-Bus Priority Zone (125,000), Planning Study-Transit System Network Design (150,000), Purchase Electric Buses and Charging Infrastructure-Year One (15,380,016), Purchase Rail Cars-7000 Series (Base Order 400) (27,460,731), Purchase Up to 4 Diesel Locomotives (3,333,095), Rail Car Maintenance (30,000,000), Rail Car Overhaul-Quarter Life 714 Rail Cars (5000 Series) (29,852,978), Red Line Extension-Preliminary Engineering and Design (95,271,335), Rehabilitate Blue Line-Tactical Traction (Barry, Damen and Canal) (20,000,000), Rehabilitate Rail Stations-Systemwide (5,925,000), Replace Up to 600 Buses-Base and Options (7,293,416), Systemwide Security Cameras Improvements (Safe and Secure)(9,487,680), Tactical Traction Power (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures) (2,797,792), and Support Service (5,129,453).

Net 2021 Supplemental Total……$863,206,983

 

Sources of Funds - 5307

5307 Urbanized Formula $132,235,501
  Total 5307 Funding $132,235,501

 

Sources of Funds - Phase I Supplemental

5337 State of Good Repair $176,594,379
5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Formula $14,377,763
5309 Core Capacity $100,000,000
5307 Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) $17,270,230
5303 United Work Program (UWP) Planning $420,000
Transit Security Grant Program (DHS) $ 6,000,000
Illinois Long Range Transportation Plan $220,000
State Bond $20,000,000
Transit Motor Fuel (Pay As You Go) $141,875,000
CTA Bond $215,089,612
CTA Financing - Ground Transportation Tax $171,200,000
CTA Share for Competitive Grants $160,000
Total Phase I Supplemental Funding $863,206,983
 Grand Total  $995,442,484

 

The proposed 2021-2025 Capital Program of Projects, 2021 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan will be available for public inspection, beginning on Thursday, October 22, 2020, on CTA’s website www.transitchicago.com in both pdf and plain text formats.

Copies of the proposed 2021-2025 Capital Program of Projects, 2021 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan are also available for review in standard size print and large print at the Archer Heights Branch Library, 5055 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60632; Austin Branch Library, 5615 West Race Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60644; Harold Washington Public Library, 400 South State Street, 5th floor, Chicago, Illinois 60605; Austin-Irving Branch, Chicago Public Library, 6100 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois 60634; Avalon Branch Library, 8148 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60617; West Town Branch Library, 1625 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622; Woodson Regional Public Library, 9525 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60628; Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201; Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 South Troy, Evergreen Park, Illinois, 60805; Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301; and the Skokie Public Library, 5215 West Oakton, Skokie, Illinois, 60077.

At the virtual public hearing CTA will afford an opportunity for interested persons or agencies to be heard with respect to social, economic, environmental and other related aspects of the proposed 2021-2025 Capital Program of Projects, 2021 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2022 and 2023.

At the virtual public hearing, an American Sign Language interpreter and a Spanish interpreter will be provided.  Individuals with disabilities who require other accommodations to review the budget or provide feedback should contact Amy J. Serpe, Manager, ADA Compliance Programs, at aserpe@transitchicago.com  or 312-350-2301 or Relay.

 

 

 

 


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