Notice of Public Hearing

October 26, 2015

Chicago Transit Authority
Proposed 2016-2020 Capital Program of Projects, 2016 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2017 and 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Chicago Transit Authority Board desires public comment before it considers an ordinance to adopt the proposed 2016-2020 Capital Program of Projects, 2016 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2017 and 2018. A public hearing will be conducted on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the CTA headquarters located at 567 W. Lake Street, second floor conference room, Chicago, Illinois, 60661. This facility is accessible to people with disabilities.

Be advised that, as to the Capital Program of Projects, the Chicago Transit Authority 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 2016-2020 final Capital Program of Projects. This notice is to meet the requirements of the FTA, IDOT, and the RTA.

FY 2016

Urbanized Areas: Total $485,113,491 

Recipients:
Chicago Transit Authority $267,057,248
Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Metra) $156,550,801
Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Pace) $36,835,482
Regional Transportation Authority $0
Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) $24,485,182
Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) $184,778
Total $485,113,491

Chicago Transit Authority Section 5307 Program of Capital Projects – FY 2016

Perform Mid-Life Bus Overhaul - Articulated Hybrids (208) (193,503), Mid-Life Rehabilitation 3200 Series Rail Cars (15,027,853), Replace Buses - Option 4 - Lease Interest (867,029), Replace Buses - Option 4 - Lease Principal (7,044,671), Replace Buses - Articulated Hybrid - Lease Interest (510,832), Replace Buses - Articulated Hybrid - Lease Principal (6,031,881), Replace Buses - Option 125 Buses (23,985,269), Upgrade and Support Computer Systems (405,000), Upgrade Office Computer Systems (1,583,645), MMIS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) (1,626,835), Bus and Rail Facilities - (State of Good Repair) – Design (283,829), Maintenance Facilities (8,000,000), Office Building – Interest (3,529,650), Office Building - Principal (2,660,000), Rehabilitate Signals Systemwide - Brown Line (1,416,155), Rehabilitate Rail Stations - Systemwide (1,018,452), Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide (3,563,380), Program Management (2,648,027), Bond Repayment Principal and Interest (43,828,775), and 95th Street Station (Red) - Terminal (1,354,713)

Net 2016 FTA 5307 Formula Projects…. $125,579,499 FTA 5307 Formula Total…. $125,579,499

Phase I Supplemental Capital Projects – FY 2016

Program Management (4,041,973), 95th Street Station (Red) - Terminal (645,287), Purchase Up To 846 Rail Cars - 7000 Series (14,104,548), Rehabilitate Signals Systemwide - Brown Line (7,500,000), Bus and Rail Facilities - (State of Good Repair) – Design (5,973,622), MMIS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) (1,354,713), Bond Repayment Principal and Interest (95,959,789), Perform Mid-Life Bus Overhaul - Articulated Hybrids (208) (9,563,140), Perform Bus Maintenance Activities (P1) (2,334,677), North Main Line - Red/Purple Modernization - Conceptual Design (5,053,526), Red Line Extension - Environmental Impact Statement (5,000,000), Rehabilitate Blue Line - East Lake Substation (9,624,028) Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide (18,092,872), North Main Line Track Renewal (3,275,000), 95th Street Station (Red) - Terminal (8,000,000), Rail Station Replacement - Wilson (12,381,484), Purchase Up To 846 Rail Cars - 7000 Series (2,091,903), Rehabilitate Signals Systemwide - Brown Line (23,131,289), Upgrade Substation (Broadway) (12,209,327), Mid-Life Rehabilitation (3200 Series) Rail Cars (976,590), Upgrade Substation (Kimball, State, Princeton) (2,163,515), Upgrade Substation (Illinois) (7,734,317), CTA Open Fare Payment System (27,238,261), Equipment and Non-Revenue Vehicles (3,000,000), Bus Facilities - (State of Good Repair) - 103rd Street Garage (5,027,888), Replace Buses - Articulated Hybrid up to 50 (BRT) (4,056,000), Implement Security Projects (3,000,000), CTA Open Fare Payment System (1,875,000), North Main Line - Red/Purple Modernization (212,000,000), Origin - Destination Model Update (500,000), Software and Hardware Enhancements to Improve Efficiency (1,500,000), IT Project Implementation (1,200,000), Control Center - Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Implementation (500,000), and Facilities and Vehicle Maintenance Improvements and Efficiencies (1,137,000)
FTA Section 5337 State of Good Repair $129,579,932
FTA Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Formula $11,897,817
FTA Section 5307 CMAQ $4,056,000
Department of Homeland Security (HLS) $3,000,000
RTA ICE $4,837,000
CTA Funds $1,875,000
CTA Bond $145,000,000
CTA Bond for Red/Purple Modernization $212,000,000
Total Phase I Supplemental Funding ……………… $512,245,749

The proposed 2016-2020 Capital Program of Projects, 2016 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2017 and 2018 will be available for public inspection, in standard size print and large print, on Monday, October 26, 2015 and will continue to be available between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. through Tuesday November 17, 2015 at the CTA reception desk, second 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.

At the public hearing, an American Sign Language Interpreter and a Spanish interpreter will be available on site. Individuals with disabilities who require other accommodations to review the budget should contact Amy J. Serpe, Manager, ADA Compliance Programs, aserpe@transitchicago.com at 312-681-2608 or Relay.

Copies of the proposed 2016-2020 Capital Program of Projects, 2016 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2017 and 2018 are also available for review in standard size print and large print at the main office of the Regional Transportation Authority, reception desk, Suite 1650, 175 West Jackson, Chicago, Illinois, 60604; 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; Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630; South Shore Branch Library, 2505 East 73rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60649; Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60625; 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; Riverdale Public Library, 208 West 144th Street, Riverdale, Illinois, 60827; and at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 West Oakton, Skokie, Illinois, 60077.

At the public hearing, the 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 2016-2020 Capital Program of Projects, 2016 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2017 and 2018.

Written and oral comments will be taken into consideration prior to adoption of the proposed 2016-2020 Capital Program of Projects, 2016 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2017 and 2018. This input will be welcomed at the public hearing or by correspondence addressed to Gregory P. Longhini, Assistant Secretary of the Board, Chicago Transit Authority, 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661. Input can also be sent via e-mail to: glonghini1@transitchicago.com or fax to 312-681-5035.

The deadline to submit written comments is Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by 5:00 P.M.

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