CTA

Notice of Public Hearing

October 21, 2022

Will Be Held Virtually Only

Proposed 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 Operating Budget and Program, Proposed and the Financial Plan for 2024 and 2025

Notice is hereby given that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board desires public comment before it considers an ordinance to adopt the proposed 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan for 2024 and 2025.  A virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

There is currently in effect a statewide disaster declaration as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic ​which has been renewed from month to month since the start of the pandemic. Pursuant to Section 7(e) of the Open Meetings Act, virtual public meetings are permitted while the disaster proclamation remains in effect. As permitted by this section of the Open Meetings Act, the public hearing on November 10, 2022 will be held electronically or virtually for members of the public.  

The public will participate in the November 10, 2022 public hearing virtually via live stream at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CTAConnections and Public Comment will be held virtually via an electronic platform in accordance with the Notice of Changed Format of Transit Board Meeting and CTA’s Public Comment process.

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 Gregory Longhini, Board Secretary at GLonghini@transitchicago.com, 312-681-5022 or Relay.

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 in writing for submission to the CTA Board on the proposed 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan for 2024 and 2025 are detailed below:

WRITTEN STATEMENTS.  Written statements will be taken into consideration prior to the adoption of the proposed 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 Operating Budget and Program and Financial Plan for 2024 and 2025.  Written comments for the CTA Board’s review and consideration must be submitted by Monday, November 14, 2022 by 5:00 PM

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 Boardoffice@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 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 the day before the hearing, will be called by CTA, at the telephone number provided, during the Thursday, November 10, 2022 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 Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) under the Regional Transportation Authority Act.  If the following program does not change, then it will be considered the FY 2023-2027 final Capital Program of Projects.  This notice is to meet the requirements of the FTA, IDOT, and the RTA.

FY 2023 Estimate
Urbanized Areas: Total: $784,643,168

Recipients:

 
Chicago Transit Authority $430,864,043
Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Metra) $252,495,313
Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Pace) $59,550,129
  $742,909,485
Regional Transportation Authority $742,909,485
Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) $41,469,043
Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) $264,640
  Total: $784,643,168

Chicago Transit Authority Section 5307 Program of Capital Projects – FY 2023

Replace up to 600 Buses- Base and Options (59,737,002), Bus Overhaul - Life Extending 430 (1000 Series) (8,689,758), Bus Overhaul - Mid-Life 450 (7900 Series)(6,337,385), Replace Bus Farebox (927,004), Purchase Rail Cars - 7000 Series (18,189,256), Purchase Diesel Locomotive (5,000,000), Improve Facilities - Electric Bus Program (6,545,000), Park and Ride Improvements (1,500,000), Rail Stations Accessibility Improvements (8,925,938), Tactical Traction Power (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures)(2,125,768), Upgrade Technology Enterprise Systems (1,700,000), Office Building Lease (6,189,175), Bond Repayment (Principal and Interest)(41,582,923), Program Management (2,383,526), and Capital Administration for 5307 (853,431).

Net 2023 FTA 5307 Formula Projects…...$170,686,166

FTA 5307 Formula Total…...$170,686,166

Phase 1 Supplemental Capital Projects – FY 2023

Replace up to 600 Buses- Base & Option(s) (29,759,997), Purchase Electric Buses and Charging Equipment (23,493,631), Bus Overhaul - Life Extending 430 (1000 Series) (4,114,184), Replace Bus Farebox (5,227,317), Bus Maintenance (36,000,000), Purchase Rail Cars - 7000 Series (21,840,656), Rail Car Overhaul - Quarter Life 714 (5000 Series) (21,899,057), Replace video system - Rail Fleet (5,000,000), Non-Revenue Equipment Replacement (2,000,000), Rail Vehicle Equipment (600,000), Utility Vehicle Replacement (1,225,000), Equipment for New Rail Facility (63rd Shop) (3,000,000), Facilities - Diesel Locomotive Storage Sheds (11,000,000), Facilities – Maintenance (12,000,000), Facilities - Rail Car Maintenance (1,000,000), Facilities - Rail Yards (3,950,000), Facilities - Skokie Shops Improvements (10,500,000), Improve Facilities - Electric Bus Program (5,045,000), Lake Street Line Track and Structure Rehabilitate (7,504,062), Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide (38,000,000), Rail Stations Accessibility Improvements (2,450,000), Red Line Extension - Project Design (154,480,519), Refresh and Renew Stations Program (3,000,000), Rehabilitate Loyola Station (Stairs and Elevator) (2,500,000), Rehabilitate Western Station (Brown Line) (13,200,000), Bus Slow Zones Elimination Program (15,200,000), Implement Security Projects - Homeland Security Program (6,000,000), Security Camera Modernization and Upgrade (2,000,000), Technology Upgrades Rail Engineering (100,000), Open Fare Equipment – Lease (15,000,000), Bond Repayment (Principal and Interest) (155,512,922), Program Management (4,222,849), Capital Administration(1,825,890).

Net 2023 Supplemental Total……$618,651,084

Sources of Funds-5307  
5307 Urbanized Formula $170,686,166
Total 5307 Funding $170,686,166
Sources of Funds-Phase I Supplemental  
5337 State of Good Repair $247,113,373
5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Formula $13,064,504
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program $38,693,631
5303 United Work Program (UWP) Planning $420,000
Transit Security Grant Program (DHS) $6,000,000
Transit Motor Fuel (Pay As You Go) $141,875,000
CTA Bond $171,379,576
CTA Share for Competitive Grants $105,000
Total Phase I Supplemental Funding $618,651,084
Grand Total $789,337,250

The proposed 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan will be available for public inspection, in standard size print and large print, on Friday, October 21, 2022, and will continue to be available between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. through Monday, November 14, 2022 at the CTA security desk, first floor, Chicago Transit Authority, 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661.  These same financial documents will also be available during this period on CTA’s website, www.transitchicago.com in both pdf and plain text formats. The proposed 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan are also available on the RTA website at https://www.rtachicago.org/finance-management/capital-funding.

Copies of the proposed 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 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 , 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 Steet, 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 2023-2027 Capital Program of Projects, 2023 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan for 2024 and 2025.

 

 

 

 


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