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Capital Rail Projects
Chicago Transit Authority
THE CTA'S RedPurple
Bypass project
was completed
at the beginning
of 2022.
CTA's busiest rail line 5.6 miles to the southern city
limits, providing transit access and connectivity to
the Far South Side of Chicago. The project has been
accepted into the New Starts Project Development
Phase of the Federal Transit Administration's Capital
Improvement Grants program and CTA plans to
complete the project's Final Environmental Impact
Statement in 2022.
Additional capital projects CTA plans to continue
" In order to maintain
a healthy system, Metro
needs an aggressive
capital program. "
WMATA General
Manager and CEO
or begin in 2022 include the All Stations Accessibility
Program to make its rail system 100 percent
vertically accessible; track and power
improvements along the Blue Line Forest
Park Branch, which is the first phase of a
comprehensive rebuild; and an expanded
and accelerated rail station improvement
program called Refresh & Renew.
At the time the CTA's FY22 budget proposal
was released, CTA President Dorval
Carter Jr. noted the correlation between a
strong CTA and a strong Chicago.
" Investment in transit infrastructure
has always been an investment in a strong
future for the city, " Carter said. " Further,
continued investment in transit is directly
tied to our city's economic recovery, a way
to promote jobs and opportunities at a time when
the city needs them most. "
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's
(WMATA) FY22 capital budget of $2.6 billion
continues the authority's focus on prioritizing safety
and reliability investments. The authority's six-year
capital investment program includes $12.3 billion in
investments and the past four years has seen WMATA
invest more than $6 billion through its capital
program. The authority has also met or exceeded in
delivering 95 percent of its capital budget each year.
In its six-year capital investment program, WMATA
explains it is trying to chip away at the accumu22
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lated backlog of safety and state of good repair work
following decades of underinvestment and deferred
In FY22, WMATA plans to spend more than $342
million on railcar and rail facilities, $272.3 million
in rail systems, $342.9 million in track and structure
expenditures and $572 million in stations and
passenger facilities.
WMATA is planning to invest between $92 million
and $100 million annually through FY27 in its track
rehabilitation program, which includes track stabilization,
tamping, track bed cleaning and replacement
or renewal of track components such as crossties, fasteners,
group pads and switches.
WMATA will also invest a planned $220.3 million
in the fourth phase of its station platform rehabilitation
program in FY22. WMATA will advance
work at five Orange Line stations during a summer
2022 shutdown. The stations include three outdoor
stations (New Carrollton, Landover and Cheverly)
and two adjacent stations (Deanwood and Minnesota
Ave.). The work will include concrete platform
repair, granite edges, paver tile, signage, shelters,
station communication systems, life safety systems,
bathrooms and other work.
WMATA is planning a major rehab of the Yellow
Line tunnel and bridge with work scheduled to begin
concurrently in September. WMATA says its chief
engineer has identified the steel-lined tunnel near
L'Enfant Plaza as the agency's top structural priority,
with repairs needed to stop water intrusion and
strengthen the tunnel lining. This work will require
a shutdown between Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza
Stations, closing the Yellow Line crossing of the Potomac
River for seven to eight months.
During that time, crews will rehabilitate the Yellow
Line Bridge spanning the Potomac River and
repair the steel lined tunnels between Pentagon and
L'Enfant Plaza Stations, both of which date to original
construction more than 40 years ago. WMATA
will also remove and rewire miles of critical


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of March_2022

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Riders are Coming Back but Where are the Drivers?
Turning a BRT Line into a Successful Network
Capital Programs Strike Steady Pace
How the Village of Bedford Park and Uber Connect People to Jobs
Sound Transit Driving Consensus Against All Odds
Best Practices
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March_2022 - Editor’s Notebook
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March_2022 - People & Places
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March_2022 - Riders are Coming Back but Where are the Drivers?
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March_2022 - Turning a BRT Line into a Successful Network
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March_2022 - Capital Programs Strike Steady Pace
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March_2022 - How the Village of Bedford Park and Uber Connect People to Jobs
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March_2022 - Sound Transit Driving Consensus Against All Odds
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March_2022 - Products
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March_2022 - Best Practices
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