Capital Projects

Current Capital Initiatives Program 2014
Metra’s 2014 Core Capital program is funded through federal fixed guideway and federal formula funds, as well as Metra farebox capital funds. Other sources of funds that supplement Metra’s capital program include Homeland Security funding, federal CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) funding and State of Illinois capital bond program funds.

Metra anticipates receiving $153.2 million of federal fixed guideway and formula funds as well as $5 million of federal Homeland Security grant funds in 2014 for its capital program. The 2014 budget proposes using $4 million in Metra’s fare box capital financing to support the capital program.

Line Abbreviations
BNSF Railway BNS
Heritage Corridor HC
Metra Electric District MED
Milwaukee District MWD
North Central Service NCS
Rock Island District RID
System-wide non-line specific MET
Union Pacific UPR

Rolling Stock
PE 3913 ROLLING STOCK REPLACEMENTS, HIGHLINERS, MED
This project involves the purchase of approximately 160 new electric Highliner cars, which will be wheelchair accessible pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The cars will replace existing electric multi-unit commuter cars, currently in service on Metra’s Electric District, and will also include the purchase of some spare cars.

PE 4401 LOCOMOTIVE REPOWERING F40Cs, MET
Metra proposes to repower two F40C locomotives used to provide commuter passenger rail service in the Chicago area. The repowering will consist of a new diesel engine and control package. The diesel engine will be certified to EPA Tier III requirements, thus achieving reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in addition to those achieved through remanufacturing of locomotives. This project also includes the purchase of spare parts.

PE 4464 LOCOMOTIVE GENSET SWITCHERS, MET
Metra is installing generator sets (GenSets) on two of its switch locomotives (numbers NIRC 6 & NIRC 7) operating on Metra’s Milwaukee District (MWD). These switch engines are used mainly at Western Avenue Yard to add and/or remove cars from train sets, transfer train sets between the yard and Chicago Union Station and transfer equipment between operating districts. In addition, these locomotives are used in train service on the Milwaukee District during the construction season.

PE 4809 LOCOMOTIVE PURCHASE, MET
This project funds the purchase of approximately 25 new advance design diesel passenger locomotives built to Tier III EPA specifications. These locomotives will replace 25 of Metra’s oldest locomotives which would need to undergo a second life extending rehabilitation which would include bringing them up to Tier III. It is more cost effective to purchase new locomotives.

PE 4801 TRACTION MOTORS-REBUILD, MET
This project funds the overhaul of traction motors and traction alternators for locomotives. This project also involves the overhaul of auxiliary generators and head-end-power alternators. The overhauled equipment will be used on locomotives operated on railroads either owned or operated by Metra. These traction motors and alternators were originally placed in service between 1974 and 2003. These motors are showing signs of deterioration. A basic overhaul is required to return these motors to an acceptable level of performance.

PE 4806 LOCOMOTIVE MID LIFE REHAB, MET
This project is for the mid-life rehabilitation of up to ten locomotives that are among those purchased in the early 1990s as part of a purchase of 30 F40PHM2 model locomotives using State of Illinois Bond funds. This rehabilitation will enable these locomotives to reach their useful life of 25 years with a minimum of maintenance on major components.

PE 4510 BUDD CAR REHAB, MET
This project involves the life-extending rehabilitation of 41 commuter rail cars. This is the fourth year of a multi-year project. These cars have not undergone any type of programmed rehabilitation since 1992. In
2013, they will have been in service 21 to 23 years since the last rehabilitation. The FTA recommends a life extending rehabilitation be completed when the car is 25 years of age.

PE 4604 CAR REHAB AMERAIL RAIL (P4), MET
The goal of this project (Phase IV) and the projects/phases that are to follow in subsequent years is to complete the midlife rehabilitation of all 176 commuter cars built by Morrison Knudsen/Amerail.
These cars have not undergone any type of programmed rehabilitation prior to this project. These cars were built between 1996 and 1997 by the Morrison Knudsen or Amerail Company. They will be 16 to 19 years old prior to rehabilitation under this project.

PE 4704 CAR REHAB AMERAIL (P5), MET
This project involves the upgrading and rehabilitation (mid-life overhaul) of 30 of the remaining commuter rail cars built by Morrison-Knudsen/Amerail not rehabilitated by one of the preceding Amerail car rehab projects. This is the next-to-last phase of this project. These cars have not undergone any type of programmed overhaul prior to this project. These cars were built between 1996 and 1997 by the Morrison Knudsen or Amerail Company. They will be 17 to 18 years old prior to rehabilitation under this project, and their major components are beginning to wear out.

PE 4602 HOTEL POWER MODIFICATION, MET
This project will modify five MP36 passenger locomotives currently assigned to service on the BNSF. The project will replace the main engine driven generator–inverter combination that provides hotel power for the train consist with a separate engine/generator set for hotel power. This will save fuel and reduce emissions.

PE 4605 HOTEL POWER MODIFICATION, MET
This project will modify ten MP36 locomotives currently assigned to service on the RID and MWD lines. The project will replace the main engine driven generator–inverter combination that provides hotel power for the train consist with a separate engine/generator set for hotel power. This will save fuel and reduce emissions. This project has been funded partially under the FTA’s Transit Investment for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program. FY2014 Federal Formula funds will be used to complete this project.

PE 4711 HOTEL POWER MODIFICATION (12 MPI LOCO), MET
This project will modify 12 MP36 locomotives by replacing the main engine driven generator–inverter combination that provides hotel power for the train consist with a separate engine/generator set for hotel power. The locomotives are currently assigned to service on the RID and MWD railroad lines. This will save fuel and reduce emissions.

PE 4802 LOCOMOTIVE AND CAR IMPROVEMENTS, MET
This project involves various improvements to diesel-hauled and electric commuter cars, as well as locomotives. These are improvements that may not be identified until the start of a major rehabilitation project, or even during routine maintenance or inspection, depending upon what is found when the vehicle is dismantled for rehabilitation. The improvements also include items that were not required by federal or state law at the time the improvements were engineered, but did become a requirement before construction began.

PE 4805 EVENT RECORDERS, MET
This project involves the replacement of the event recorders on Metra’s locomotives, EMUs (Highliner Cars), and cab control cars with a completely digital recording system that will make them less prone to failure in the event of an accident. The new technology will allow recording at a faster frame rate and higher resolution, allowing slowing down the recording to less than real time rates without distortion, blurring, or loss of resolution.

PE 4705 EMERGENCY LIGHTING LOWLEVEL MARKING, MET
This project involves the upgrading of the current emergency lighting system on all cab cars and trailers with low-level pathway lighting, as required by FRA regulations. The new emergency lighting will employ LEDs which use significantly less power and last far longer than existing lighting.

PE 4803 WHEEL REPLACEMENT, MET
This project will implement the FRA mandated replacement of wheel sets on Metra’s fleet of locomotives and commuter cars. The replaced wheels will be used on vehicles being operated on all carriers and railroads in the Metra system as part of an ongoing program to overhaul major components on Metra’s fleet. Compliance with FRA rules and regulations is an operational requirement for our railroad.

PE 4807 HVAC REFRIGERANT CONVERSION, MET
This project involves the conversion of the air-conditioning units from the R22 refrigerant to a more environmentally friendly R407C refrigerant on Metra’s bi-level commuter cars. This work will be done on all cab cars, trailers and EMUs. The work involves replacing the AC system and replacing the temperature control systems. The HVAC system provides heating and cooling to the car’s interior.

Track and Structure
PE 4815 TIES AND BALLAST, BNS
PE 4817 TIES AND BALLAST, MWD
PE 4818 TIES AND BALLAST, RID
PE 4819 TIES AND BALLAST, UPR
PE 4812 TIES AND BALLAST, MED

These projects consist of the replacement of cross ties, switch ties and ballast. In order to maintain proper track gauge and surface, it is necessary to replace ties and ballast periodically. This improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which adversely affect adherence to train schedules. These projects represent part of an ongoing program to replace ties and ballast throughout the commuter territory.

PE 4821 RAIL GRINDING, MET
PE 4822 RAIL GRINDING, UPR
These projects consist of on-site grinding of rail that has been recently installed at various locations. This includes second-hand rail, corrugated rail and in-track welded rail. Grinding removes mill scale and corrects irregularities from field and plant welding. Corrugation reduces the useful life of the rail and accelerates the deterioration of the rolling stock. Grinding creates a uniform rail profile and prevents corrugation.

PE 4825 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, MET
PE 4826 UNDERCUTTING & SURFACING, UPR
Track undercutting provides for the removal of all fouled track ballast, which is then cleaned and returned to the track bed. The major functions of ballast are to hold ties in place, prevent lateral deflections of the rail and distribute track loading. When the ballast is fouled, the load spreading capability is lost. Soggy ballast also freezes in winter, causing additional stress on the rail and tie systems. Undercutting is necessary when the ballast section has become so contaminated that normal ballasting and surfacing will no longer hold a proper track surface. The results of undercutting are a smooth, well-aligned track surface, extended tie and ballast life and reduced ongoing maintenance expense.

PE 4827 RAIL AND SWITCHES, BNS
This project will provide for the installation of rail and switches on the BNSF commuter line. The project also includes the renewal of switch points at various locations along the BNSF railroad, the replacement of switch machines and the replacement of turnouts. The high density of freight and commuter traffic, including extensive express service, requires close monitoring and periodic replacement of switches and switch machines. Turnouts must be inspected and replaced frequently to protect against derailment. While minor defects in switch points and turnouts can be remedied with field welding, replacement over time is required to ensure reliable operations.

PE 4828 RAIL, MWD
This project provides for the replacement of rail on the Metra Milwaukee District line. Specific locations are to be determined. In the course of installing the rail, a portion of the ties, ballast, and other track material is typically replaced as well. Rail replacement assures continued safe operations, reduces maintenance costs and provides a smoother, quieter ride for commuters.

PE 4820 RAIL, NCS
This project consists of the installation of rail, ties and ballast, undercutting, and other capital improvements on the North Central Service (NCS) commuter rail line.

PE 4823 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK) MET
PE 4824 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), MWD
PE 4834 CROSSINGS (ROAD & TRACK), UPR
These projects provide for the renewal of rail highway grade crossings at various locations on the Metra commuter lines, the Milwaukee District, and the Union Pacific Commuter Lines. The specific crossings to be renewed will be based on the stage of deterioration at each crossing. The work will include, but not be limited to, replacement of cross ties, crossing material, and ballast, as well as the surfacing of the track.

PE 4829 CATENARY STRUCTURE REHAB, MED
This project involves the ongoing rehabilitation of various catenary structures on all three Metra Electric District sub districts. The work depends on the results of condition assessments and the availability of track time for the rehabilitation. Work consists of rehabilitating structural steel, walkways and concrete foundation pedestals

PE 4832 ROW FENCING, MET
PE 4848 ROW FENCING, UPR
This project consists of the materials and labor necessary to erect fencing along the railroad right-of-way on the Union Pacific commuter rail lines. Specific locations are determined based on field conditions and are subject to change in the course of consultation with local officials.

PE 4838 BRIDGE AND RETAINING WALL REHABILITATION, BNS
This project will provide for the rehabilitation of retaining walls on the BNSF commuter line. Retaining wall sections at intermittent locations along the right-of-way will be rehabilitated. This work typically includes complete reconstruction with steel sheet piling, concrete panels or bin wall to prevent retaining wall deterioration that can result in destabilization of the roadbed and in turn lead to track shifting.

PE 4837 BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS, UPR
PE 4836 BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS, MET
PE 4839 BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS, MWD
These projects fund the improvement of bridges along the BNSF Railway, the Milwaukee District and the Union Pacific commuter rail lines. These improvements can include such rehabilitation items as
timber wing walls and fencing, cracked bearing blocks and cracked bridge seats on abutments. Specific improvements will be determined based on a survey of field conditions.

PE 4831 BRIDGE UPGRADES, MWD
This project will be for improvements of bridges and culverts on the Milwaukee District North and West Lines. These improvements can include such rehabilitation items as timber wing walls and fencing, cracked bearing blocks and cracked bridge seats on abutments. Specific improvements will be determined based on a survey of field conditions.

PE 2112 NORTH LINE BRIDGES, UPR
This project includes the replacement of 22 bridges on the Union
Pacific North Line in Chicago, from Fullerton Avenue on the south end to Balmoral Avenue on the north end. These bridges are more than 100 years old. They are showing signs of increased deterioration and have reached the end of their useful life. These bridges cannot be repaired economically and must be replaced in order to provide uninterrupted commuter service. Phase 2 will be for design and construction of the bridges south of Addison Street to Fullerton Avenue.

PE 4740 MIDLOTHIAN EMBANKMENTS, RID
This project is for the embankment stabilization along Midlothian Creek from milepost 17.9 to milepost 19.5 on the Rock Island District. The rehabilitation of the embankment will prevent localized areas of erosion. During high water events, the stability of the tracks can be compromised because of embankment erosion.

Signal, Electrical and Communications
PE 3446 FIBER OPTIC CABLE, BNS
This project consists of the installation of fiber optic cable at various locations along the BNSF railroad. This cable will be used along with Vital Harmon Logic Controllers to provide a signal communications and control system for interlockings and crossings. This project also includes the installation of Illinois

Commerce Commission (ICC) mandated constant warning time equipment at several grade crossings. In addition, the signals for Positive Train Control (PTC) will be upgraded by inclusion of radios and transponders.

PE 4744 PROTECTIVE RELAY REPLACEMENT, MED
This project will replace the protective relay at all traction power substations. They will be replaced by electronic relays that are more reliable than the existing mechanical relays. The protective relay system protects the local breakers at these locations.

PE 4850 RECTIFIER REPLACEMENT,
MED
This project is for the replacement of the rectifiers at the Cheltenham Substation. The rectifiers are 35 years old and they have long exceeded their useful life. Replacement parts are not available.

PE 4254 TRACTION POWER SYSTEM AUGMENTATION, MED
This project consists of converting four tie stations into electrical substations with substantially greater power, and installing a new prefabricated substation at 31st Street. The tie stations will be converted to substations by adding 12 kilovolt (KV) switchgear, transformers and rectifiers. The new equipment will be housed in prefabricated metal buildings. With these improvements, Metra’s new Electric District
Highliner cars will possess the electrical power required to accelerate faster and provide sufficient traction power to allow them to increase their maximum operating speed.

PE 4855 SIGNAL INFRASTRUCTURE, MET
This project will replace various signal infrastructures such as junction boxes, electrical cabinets, wiring, LED lights, etc. on an as needed basis when some part of the signal system is determined to be substandard upon inspection or failure. A large portion of Metra’s signal system infrastructure in the field has become obsolete. It is also affected by the extremes of weather common to the Chicago region.

PE 2938 A-5 INTERLOCKER RENEWAL
This project consists of the modernization and upgrade of the A-5 interlocker at Pacific Junction in Chicago. This is the point where the Milwaukee District main line diverges into the West and North lines. Under this project, signal system components will be replaced. The interlocker control will be upgraded to a solid state system. Additionally, the control point will be shifted from the A-5 Tower to
Metra’s Consolidated Control Facility (CCF).

PE 3337 LAKE STREET INTERLOCKER, UPR
This project consists of the modernization and upgrading of the Lake Street interlocker, at the north end of the Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC). It will replace track, track bed, switches, switch machines, switch heaters, dwarf signals and signal cable for the remaining facilities. In the future, the interlocking control machine in Lake Street Tower will be replaced by modern solid state equipment.

PE 3241 LAKE STREET INTERLOCKER, MET
This project consists of the modernization and upgrading of outmoded electro-mechanical facilities at the south end of Chicago Union Station (CUS). The project will include, but not be limited to, three interlocker locations: Harrison Street, Taylor Street, and Roosevelt Road as well as the platform area on the south side of CUS. It will also include, but not be limited to, new rail, ties and ballast as needed. The cost of the project will be shared by Metra and Amtrak.

PE 4552 A-2 INTERLOCKER, MWD, UPR
This project consists of the rehabilitation or rebuilding of signal equipment and the replacement of track at/or immediately adjacent to the A-2 interlocker at Western Avenue on the Milwaukee District West and North railroad lines and the Union Pacific Railroad California Avenue yard. This will include the rebuilding of air-powered switch machines, changing relays, replacing cable in the control tower, rewiring the control machine and various rail improvements such as replacing the rail and plates on frogs and switches. In addition, ties will be replaced as needed and the track will be surfaced.

PE 4842 16TH STREET SIGNAL, RID
This project will replace the 16th Street interlocking with a modern solid state automated electronic system. The 16th Street interlocking is an obsolete manual interlocking consisting of two outdated hand lever machines built in 1901 and 1929. There are no manufacturers of spare or replacement equipment for lever machines. If the interlocking goes down it will be very difficult and time-consuming to rebuild the parts for repair.

PE 4343 POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL, MET
This project consists of the development and installation of a federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) system that integrates new technology with existing train control and operating systems to enhance train operations. This system will help prevent track authority violations, speed limit violations and unauthorized entry into work zones. The system will monitor and ensure the train crew’s compliance with all operating instructions, while a screen-based display will provide the train crew with additional operating information. The system will also query wayside devices for broken rails, proper switch alignment and signal aspects in real time to provide improved train operation.

PE 4645 AC SWITCHES REPLACEMENT, MED
This project involves replacing several motor operated switches used to sectionalize the 4 KV overhead electrical power line. The existing switches are worn out and must be replaced as parts are very difficult to obtain.

PE 4562 TELEPHONE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT, MET
This project will replace the entire Metra telephone system, which was last upgraded in 1999 under PE 2946. The new system will be capable of high-speed digital voice and data communications. The project will provide computer hardware and software upgrades. The current system uses outdated software and an obsolete operating system. The current manufacturer/vendor of this system has notified Metra it will not provide support for this system much longer.

PE 4564 MICROWAVE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT, MET
This project is part of an effort to replace and upgrade Metra’s microwave communications system, which provides voice and data transmissions throughout Metra’s territory. The project will increase the number of channels that contain information and make new features available such as voice over internet protocol. Prior to procurement, Metra’s specifications for microwaves will be upgraded to incorporate the latest improvements in radio communications
technology.

PE 4757 MILLENNIUM LIFE SECURITY, MED
This project involves installing walkways, stairways, pedestrian ramps, and hydraulic emergency doors and exit signs at Millennium Station. This equipment will allow for proper egress from the station and minimize danger from smoke and fumes in the event of a fire. While Millennium Station has adequate exit signs to direct commuters to egress the station for most exits, the South Shore Station level does not have this and has only one exit leading to Millennium Park.

Facilities and Equipment
PE 4865 RIGHT OF WAY EQUIPMENT (ENG), MET
PE 4868 EQUIPMENT & VEHICLES – MECHANICAL, MET

This project provides for the purchase and rehabilitation of vehicles and equipment to be utilized by Metra’s Mechanical and Engineering Departments. The vehicles and equipment purchased will replace various pieces of obsolete or inadequate support vehicles and equipment used to help service and maintain Metra’s fleet at the various yards. This includes but is not limited to supervisory vehicles for supervision of field work, small pickup trucks, various\ forklift trucks and car movers. The existing equipment has surpassed its useful life.

PE 4866 EQUIPMENT – OFFICE, MET
This project involves the purchase of new and replacement support equipment for use throughout the Metra system. Obsolete support equipment needs to be replaced in order to increase productivity and efficiency and decrease repair costs. Such equipment can include general office equipment, copiers, personal computers, servers, mainframe processors, peripheral equipment, printers and network devices.

PE 4853 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, BNS
PE 4876 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, MWD
PE 4872 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, RID
PE 4874 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, MED
PE 4873 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, MET
PE 4875 YARD IMPROVEMENTS, UPR
These projects involve various upgrades to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of train yards (and yard equipment) on the Rock Island, Metra Electric, Union Pacific North and Northwest, BNSF and Milwaukee Districts. Work may include platforms, sand dispensing towers, fueling facilities and track work in the yards.

PE 4159 CREW FACILITIES, UPR
This project will provide funding for updating and rehabilitating facilities for crews and other railroad personnel involved in operating and servicing the commuter rail service.

PE 4849 IT COMPONENTS & SERVICES, MET
This project covers a systems upgrade for information technology infrastructure at Metra headquarters to be integrated with the financial system replacement and upgrade

PE 4852 FINANCIAL SYSTEMS REPLACEMENT, MET
This project will provide funding for Metra to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that will be compliant with current financial system “best practices”. This system will: support electronic data interchange; is fully extensible and upgradeable; use integrated highly flexible analytical reporting tools and; support microcomputer/network based software productivity tools.

Stations and Parking
PE 4867 ADA PLATFORMS & RAMPS, MET

This project is part of Metra’s ongoing effort to bring commuter rail stations into compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. This project identifies, at each key station, the specific work that will be done to bring the key stations into compliance. At these stations, existing platforms will be rehabilitated in order to allow deteriorated tactile surfaces to be replaced with the ADA-compliant “truncated dome” type surfaces. The work will include, but is not limited to, rehabilitation of stations.

PE 4784 VAN BUREN ST STATION, MED
This project will include rehabilitation of the Van Buren Street station, a major downtown facility. Work to be done includes improvements to structure, access tunnel, stairs, elevators and related facilities.

PE 4878 WEST CHICAGO STATION, UPR
This project involves the rehabilitation of the West Chicago Station facility. Work to be done may include, but is not limited to, rehabilitation of the access tunnels, stairs, ramps, waiting room, platforms, lighting, retaining wall improvements and painting.

PE 4880 AUBURN PARK NEW STATION, RID
This project will construct a new station facility at Auburn Park on the Rock Island District. The station will adhere to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Metra’s station design guidelines. Work to be done includes platform improvements, sheltered passenger warming facilities, retaining wall improvements and signage improvements.

PE 4880 STATION FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS
This project element includes, but is not limited to, the replacement and/or rehabilitation of station platforms, new lighting, and rehabilitation of access stairs, stair enclosures, shelters, and repair of warming shelters. Work to be done may also include gatehouse/head house rehabilitation, replacement of leaking roofs, replacement of ceilings, and installation of new lighting, and other related work.

PE 4870 STATION FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS
This project element includes, but is not limited to, the replacement of station facility identifier and information signs, replacement and/or rehabilitation of station platforms, new lighting, and rehabilitation of access stairs, stair enclosures, shelters, and repair of warming shelters.

Support Activities

PE 4889 HOMELAND SECURITY, MET
This project provides for the further expansion of security throughout Metra’s operating territory for the benefit of our passengers. This project also enhances the ability for Metra to secure its assets from the threat of domestic or international terrorism. Funding will be provided by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

PE 4495 ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT, MET
This project funds the initial phases of a comprehensive asset assessment. This phase will primarily inventory the age and condition of capital assets generally categorized by rolling stock; track and structure; signal, electrical and communications equipment; facilities and equipment; and stations and parking facilities throughout the system. Within each category, there are several asset types for which condition rating/useful life standards will be assessed and actual age will be recorded. The resulting data will assist in capital project prioritization decisions.

PE 4898 PROJECT ADMINISTRATION, MET
This project funds the activities associated with the administration of capital grants and the projects in those grants. This includes only those labor, fringe and overhead costs covered by Metra’s cost allocation plan. Examples of the types of activities associated with the administration of capital grants are budget revisions, requisitions, quarterly reports and reconciliation of expenses done at project closeout. Metra funds associated with capital grant administration are recognized as capitalized costs under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

PE 4899 CONTINGENCIES, MET
This project will fund both emergencies and unanticipated capital needs that arise throughout the course of the program year. Items covered under this project require immediate attention and cannot wait for inclusion in the budget for the forthcoming program year. Contingencies are necessary to fund emergency and other activities to prevent project and service delays.

PE 4894 INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, MET
This project funds various engineering responsibilities for capital projects. Metra’s Engineering Department as well as consultant engineers provide support to capital projects. The associated professional consultant services include design engineering and/or construction management in the areas of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, signal, communications and environmental engineering.

PE 4896 UNANTICIPATED CAPITAL, MET
This project is a reserve of funds available for capital projects that arise throughout the year. Federal grant funds and other grant monies nearly always require local matching funds. Having the local match available will allow Metra to better leverage federal funds when grant opportunities become available. This project will also allow Metra to fully fund capital projects out of Metra dollars.

PE 4796 LOCALLY FUNDED PROJECTS/MATCH, MET
Metra fare box capital funds to be used to fund projects locally and to provide local “matching” funds for alternate funding sources in order to supplement and advance the system’s capital program needs.