The CTA has big plans for spending about $250 million in state capital expense dollars promised since last year.
They expect to get $253 million of the $1.3 billion promised last year from Illinois. Here's how the CTA plans to spend the cash:
$15.3 million - Mid-Life Bus Overhaul
$60.8 million - Rail Car Overhaul
$1.9 million - Facility Rehabilitation Program
$57.0 million - Traction Power Phase I
$16.7 million - Rehabilitation of Rail Stations - Systemwide
$12.0 million - Implement Security & Communication
$14.8 million - Security Cameras - Stations & Yards
$12.2 million - Track and Structural Renewal
$45.0 million - Loop Ties & Track
$18.0 million - Viaducts & Retaining Walls - Purple Line
$253.7 million total
It's great to see the commitment to repairing viaducts and retaining along the Purple Line. And the emphasis on safety and security continues.