Notice of Public Hearing

November 22, 2017

Proposed 2018-2022 Capital Program of Projects, 2018 Operating Budget and Program, Including Proposed Fare Increases and the Financial Plan for 2019 and 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board desires public comment before it considers an ordinance to adopt the proposed 2018-2022 Capital Program of Projects, 2018 Operating Budget and Program, including proposed fare increases and the Financial Plan for 2019 and 2020. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at CTA headquarters at 567 W. Lake Street, second floor conference room, Chicago, Illinois, 60661. The facility is accessible to people with disabilities.

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 2018-2022 final Capital Program of Projects. This notice is to meet the requirements of the FTA, IDOT, and the RTA.

 

FY 2018
   Urbanized Areas: $532,154,181
 
   Recipients:  
Chicago Transit Authority $292,841,563
Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Metra) $171,664,428
Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Pace) $40,391,922
Regional Transportation Authority $0
Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) $27,063,962
Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) $192,306
Total $532,154,181

 

Chicago Transit Authority Section 5307 Program of Capital Projects – FY 2018

5000 Series Quarter Life Overhaul (11,000,000), Replace Buses - Option 1 Nova (Up To 25 Buses) (2,160,354), Replace Buses - Articulated Hybrid - Lease Principal Payment (6,299,202), Replace Buses - Articulated Hybrid - Lease Interest Payment (243,511), Replace Buses - New Flyer Option 4 - Lease Principal Payment (7,440,240), Replace Buses - New Flyer Option 4 - Lease Interest Payment(471,460) Upgrade Office Computer Systems (1,583,645), Upgrade\Support IT & Communication Systems (405,000), Office Building Payment - Principal (2,915,000), Office Building Payment - Interest (3,271,913), Upgrade Facilities Maintenance (5,000,000), Replace Non-Revenue 61st Street Rail Shop (10,000,000), Rail Facilities (Yards) - State of Good Repair (5,000,000), Purchase Rail Cars - 7000 Series (Base Order 400) (7,878,101), Rehabilitate Rail Stations - Systemwide (3,019,710), Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide (7,685,432), Red Line Extension - Planning, Preliminary Engineering(2,975,814), Program Management (2,106,508), CTA Bond Repayment - Principal and Interest (47,074,775) and the Belmont Station - Gateway project (2,000,000).

Net 2018 FTA 5307 Formula Projects…. $128,530,665 FTA 5307 Formula Total…. $128,530,665

 

Phase I Supplemental Capital Projects – FY 2018

Replace Buses - Option 1 Nova (Up to 25 buses) (11,638,925), CTA Bond Repayment - Principal and Interest (96,074,564), 5000 Series Quarter Life Overhaul (7,929,590), Program Management (4,583,492) Perform Rail Car Maintenance Activities (2,500,000), Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide (9,259,471), Purchase Rail Cars - 7000 Series (Base Order 400) (20,824,856), Tactical Traction Power (Equipment/Cable/Enclosures) (8,500,000), Facilities Maintenance (3,000,000), North Main Line - Red/Purple Modernization (25,000,000), North Main Line - Red/Purple Modernization (FTA Core Capacity) (100,000,000), Implement Security Projects (10,221,237), Tactile Signage at CTA Bus Stops (380,350), Blue Line Traction Power Study (235,000), Blue Line Track Capital Maintenance (4,000,000), Brown Line - Track Improvements (18,000,000), Red & Blue Line Subway - Track Improvements (25,000,000), Green & Pink Line West - Track Improvements (30,000,000), Green Line South - Track Improvements (44,000,000), Systemwide Security Cameras Improvements (18,000,000), Station Security Enhancements (15,000,000), Blue Line O'Hare Branch Traction Power Upgrades (25,000,000), Purchase Equipment and Non-Revenue Vehicles (1,875,000), and the CTA Bond - North Main Line - Red/Purple Modernization project (287,249,193).

 

Sources of Funds - 5307 2018
5307 Urbanized Formula $128,530,665
Total 5307 Funding $128,530,665
   
Sources of Funds - Phase I Supplemental 2018
5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Formula $11,638,925
5337 State of Good Repair $152,671,973
5307 Congestion Mitagation Air Quality (CMAQ) $25,000,000
5309 Core Capacity $100,000,000
Transit Security Grant Program (Dept. of Homeland Security) $10,221,237
5310 Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program of Projects $380,350
Invest in Cook Program $235,000
CTA Bond - Ground Transportation Tax $179,000,000
CTA - Bus Proceeds $1,875,000
CTA Bond - North Main Line - Red/Purple Modernization $287,249,193
Total Phase 1 Supplemental Funding $768,271,678
   
Grand Total $896,802,343

The proposed 2018-2022 Capital Program of Projects, 2018 Operating Budget and Program and the Financial Plan for 2019 and 2020 will be available for public inspection, in standard size print and large print, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, and will continue to be available between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. through Wednesday, December 13, 2017 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.

Copies of the proposed 2018-2022 Capital Program of Projects, 2018 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2019 and 2020 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; West Town Branch Library, 1625 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622; 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, 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 2018-2022 Capital Program of Projects, 2018 Operating Budget and Program, including the proposed fare changes and the Financial Plan for 2019 and 2020.

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 or provide feedback should contact Amy J. Serpe, Manager, ADA Compliance Programs, aserpe@transitchicago.com at 312-681-2608 or Relay.

Written and oral comments will be taken into consideration prior to adoption of the proposed 2018-2022 Capital Program of Projects, 2018 Operating Budget and Program, the proposed fare changes and the Financial Plan for 2019 and 2020. 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 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by 12 noon.

The 2018 proposed fare changes are scheduled to take effect on January 7, 2018 and are outlined below.

 

 

 

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2018 Proposed Fare Structure For All Routes
  Current
Fare Structure
(eff. 1/14/2013)
Proposed 2018 Budget
Fare Structure
(eff. 1/7/2018)
 
CTA Regular Fare Types
Full Fare Bus [1] $2.00 $2.25  
Full Fare Rail [1] $2.25 $2.50  
Full Fare Cash
(Bus Only; no transfers)
$2.25 $2.50  
PAYG
(no transfers) [2]
$2.25 $2.50  
Transfer $0.25 unchanged  
Single Ride Ticket [3] $3.00 unchanged  
1-Day/24-Hour Pass $10 unchanged  
3-Day/72-Hour Pass $20 unchanged  
7-Day Pass [4] $28 unchanged  
30-Day Pass $100 $105  
Metra Link-Up $55 unchanged  
O'Hare Station Fare [5] $5.00 unchanged  
       
Reduced Fare Types [6]      
Reduced Fare Bus $1.00 $1.10
Reduced Fare Rail $1.10 $1.25
Reduced Fare Cash
(Bus Only; no transfers)
$1.10 $1.25
Transfer $0.15 unchanged  
30-Day Reduced Pass $50 unchanged
O'Hare Station Fare $1.10 $1.25
       
Student Fare
Bus & Rail Student Permit Fare $0.75 unchanged  
Transfer $0.15 unchanged  
Student Fare Cash
(Bus Only)
$0.75 unchanged  
       
#128 Soldier Field Express
All Round-trips $5.00 unchanged  
  $2.50 reduced fare unchanged  

[1] Fares paid with Ventra Transit Account Value
[2] PAYG - Pay as you go fare for bus and rail except at O'Hare Blue Line Station using personal bank card or phone
[3] Single Ride Ticket fare includes transfer for bus and rail
[4] CTA/Pace 7-Day Pass price remains unchanged at $33
[5] O'Hare Employees pay the regular rail base fare at O'Hare Blue Line Station
[6] CTA offers reduced fares via RTA Reduced Fare Permits to Seniors as required by 49 CFR Part 609 and free rides to eligible Seniors as required by 70 ILCS 3605/51(b). Similarly, CTA offers reduced fares to Persons with Disabilities as required by 49 CFR Part 609 and free rides to eligible Persons with Disabilities as required by 70 ILCS 3605/52. In addition, CTA also offers reduced fares to children age 7-11.
49 CFR Part 609

 

 

 

 


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