Van Buren St. Station

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The project improvements to existing assets to make them partially or fully accessible. Including station/stop and area improvements, vehicle accessibility, and accessible communications.

The project impact to ratings from the FTA Transit Economic Requirements Model (TERM).

The project’s minor or major benefits to riders and what proportion of the agency’s riders will benefit from it.

The project impact on overall capacity, reflecting current and planned levels of utilization.

The project impact on reductions or offsets to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from transit operations.

Project impacts on land use and development, construction, and long-term jobs.

The distribution of project benefits to location(s) identified under the USDOT Justice40 Program.

The project impact to maintenance or improvement of exposure to risk for riders/employees and the project impact to security enhancement.

The project impact on operating costs.

The project impact to maintenance or improvement of exposure to risk for riders/employees and the project impact to security enhancement.

Project impact on maintenance or improvement of service speed and reliability, considering both direct and indirect impacts.

If required, whether or not the project complies with federal, state, local, or other regulatory mandates.

The project impact to climate benefits, such as a reduction in emissions, generated from mode shift to transit and away from private auto-use.

The Project impact to average vehicle ages, compared with Service board benchmarks to prioritize replacing vehicles that are beyond their useful life.

Evaluation Metric Measure
Access to Key Destinations ?
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Significantly improves Access to Key Destinations

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Accessibility Improvement(s) ?
Makes assets partially accessible

Makes assets partially accessible

Asset Condition (FTA TERM Rating) ?
Asset(s) rated 2-3

Asset(s) rated 2-3

Benefit to Riders ?
Significant benefit to riders

Significant benefit to riders

Capacity Benefit and Need ?
Project increases capacity of transit operations near capacity

Project increases capacity of transit operations near capacity

Climate Agency Operating Impacts ?
Project does not effect GHG emissions

Project does not effect GHG emissions

Economic Impact ?
Moderate impact on economic development

Moderate impact on economic development

Equity Based on Residential Geography ?
Score 0-2 in Justice40 metric 'Sum of Disadvantage Indicators'

Score 0-2 in Justice40 metric 'Sum of Disadvantage Indicators'

Impact on Customer and Employee Safety ?
Project indirectly provides safety benefit/improvement

Project indirectly provides safety benefit/improvement

Impact on Operating Cost ?
Decrease

Decrease

Impact on System Security ?
Project implements new security protection and/or prevention

Project implements new security protection and/or prevention

Impact to Service Speed/Reliability ?
No impact on service speed/reliability

No impact on service speed/reliability

Regulatory Requirements ?
Yes

Yes

Ridership/Mode Shift Impacts ?
Significantly improves transit ridership

Significantly improves transit ridership

Vehicle Useful Life ?
Asset is not a vehicle with a useful life

Asset is not a vehicle with a useful life

Project Description

A complete renovation of the downtown Chicago terminal station will rehabilitate the existing historic waiting rooms, replace the roof assembly while maintaining the green roof, and will replace the pedestrian tunnel in the park. A new 'pop-up' entrance in Grant Park will add a new access stair case and elevator and add an ADA-compliant ramp connecting to the pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian tunnel under Michigan Ave will be waterproofed and a new elevator will be added to the Jackson Blvd platform. The scope of work includes rehabilitation of the stair enclosures and elevator west of Michigan Avenue, replacement of the platforms, new full-length platform canopies, heated warming shelters, construction of a new vendor space at lower level, and all new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing throughout the station.