Notice of Public Hearing

October 23, 2013

Chicago Transit Authority
Proposed 2014 Capital Program of Projects, 2014 Operating Budget and Program,
and the Financial Plan for 2015 and 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Chicago Transit Authority Board desires public comment before it considers an ordinance to adopt the proposed 2014 Capital Program of Projects, 2014 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2015 and 2016. A public hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:00 P.M., at CTA headquarters located at 567 W. Lake Street, second floor conference room, Chicago, Illinois, 60661. These facilities are 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 2014 Final Program of Projects. This notice is to meet the requirements of the FTA, IDOT, and the RTA.

FY 2014
    Urbanized Areas: Total $462,638,435 Est.

    Recipients:
Chicago Transit Authority $261,506,000 Est.
Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Metra) $153,297,000 Est.
Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (Pace) $36,070,000 Est.
Regional Transportation Authority $0 Est.
Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) $11,598,083 Est.
Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) $167,352 Est.
Total $462,638,435  

 

 


Chicago Transit Authority FTA Formula Program of Capital Projects

Perform Mid-Life Bus Overhaul (28,053,610), Replace Buses - Base Order (300) (11,867,504), Replace Buses - Option Up to (150) (1,403,055), Replace Buses - Articulated Hybrid - Lease Principal & Interest (5,315,344), Replace Buses - Option 4 - Lease Principal (6,326,474), Replace Buses - Option 4 - Lease Interest (2,143,717), Office Building - Principal (2,295,000), Office Building - Interest (3,891,669), Program Management (2,804,086), and Bond Repayment Principal, & Interest (60,636,914)

Net 2014 FTA 5307 Formula Projects….$124,737,372 FTA 5307 Formula Total….$124, 737,372

 


Phase I Supplemental Capital Projects

Mid-Life Rehabilitation - 3200 Series Rail Cars (1,984,398), Upgrade Office Computer Systems (1,100,000), Purchase Up To 846 Rail Cars - 7000 Series (1,749,409), Rehabilitate Rail Stations - Systemwide (8,000,000), High Tech Station - Master Plan (15,000,000), 95th Street Station (Red Line) - Terminal Expansion (20,000,000), Program Management (3,885,914), Bond Repayment Principal, & Interest (73,605,021), Perform Mid-Life Bus Overhaul (10,135,000), Replace Buses - Base Order (300) (1,308,886), 2600 Series Rail Cars C-Lite Overhaul (2,189,688), Replace Non-Revenue 61st Rail Shop (3,375,000), Bus/Rail Facilities Rehabilitation (23,503,186), Rehabilitate/Replace Bus Hoist Phase II (6,161,968), Purchase Equipment and Non-Revenue Vehicles (3,000,000), Power Distribution and Signals (45,885,432), Purchase Up to 846 Rail Cars - 7000 Series (16,768,162), 95th Street Station (Red Line) - Terminal Expansion (1,861,818), Rehabilitate Elevated Track and Structure Systemwide (15,000,000), Rehabilitate Loop Track Ties (3,500,000), Blue Line - Milwaukee Track Renewal (1,584,677), Ravenswood Loop Connector - Signal/Track/Structure Upgrades (50,268,757), Improve Signal Interconnect - Blue Line Turn Back (1,901,312), Replace Buses - Articulated Hybrid Up to 50 (4,056,000), Implement Security Projects (3,000,000), Perform Mid-Life Bus Overhaul - Articulated Hybrids (25,900,000), Mid-Life Rehabilitation 3200 Series Rail Cars (32,000,000), Replace Non-Revenue 61st Rail Shop (32,000,000), Bus/Rail Facilities Rehabilitation (42,485,000), Blue Line - O'Hare (Jefferson Park to O'Hare) - Signals (3,600,000), Rehabilitate Rail Stations - Bryn Mawr (4,375,000), Implement Security Projects - Radio Frequency Identification (11,500,000), Blue Line Track Renewal - Kimball Subway Track (26,500,000), Subway Ventilation Rehabilitation (20,000,000), Perform Mid-Life Bus Overhaul - 1000 Flyer (26,945,375), Mid-Life Rehabilitation 3200 Series Rail Cars (902,530), Replace Buses - Option Up to 150 (21,956,836), Purchase Up to 846 Rail Cars - 7000 Series (195,259), Rehabilitate Rail Stations - Systemwide (281,500), Rehabilitate Rail Stations - Bryn Mawr (10,000,000), Rehabilitate Rail Stations - Quincy Loop (15,700,000)

FTA Section 5337 State of Good Repair Funds, $125,324,742
FTA Section 5339 Discretionary Bus Livability Funds $11,443,886
CTA Bond Funds $175,000,000
CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation Air Quality) Funds $4,056,000
Homeland Security Funds $3,000,000
Jump Start Funds $198,360,000
RTA State of Good Repair Funds $50,000,000
State Funds $281,500
TIF (Tax Increment Financing) $25,700,000

Total Phase I Supplemental Funding  ……………………...  $593,166,128

The proposed 2014 Capital Program of Projects, 2014 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2015 and 2016 will be available for public inspection, in standard size print and large print, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 and will continue to be available between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. through Tuesday, November 12, 2013 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. Individuals with disabilities who require other accommodations to review the budget should contact Amy J. Serpe, ADA Compliance Officer, at aserpe@transitchicago.com or at 312-681-2608.

Copies of the proposed 2014 Capital Program of Projects, 2014 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2015 and 2016 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 2014 Capital Program of Projects, 2014 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2015 and 2016. Written and oral comments will be taken into consideration prior to implementation of the proposed 2014 Capital Program of Projects, 2014 Operating Budget and Program, and the Financial Plan for 2015 and 2016. 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.

The deadline to submit written comments is Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by 5:00 P.M.

 

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