16th St. Interlocker

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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).

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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) ?
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Project is not related to accessibility

Asset Condition (FTA TERM Rating) ?
Asset(s) rated below 2

Asset(s) rated below 2

Benefit to Riders ?
Moderate benefit to riders

Moderate 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 ?
Small impact on economic development

Small impact on economic development

Equity Based on Residential Geography ?
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Project is not location specific or benefits entire service area

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

Project directly provides safety benefit/improvement

Impact on Operating Cost ?
Decrease

Decrease

Impact on System Security ?
Project does not impact security

Project does not impact security

Impact to Service Speed/Reliability ?
Significantly improves speed/reliability

Significantly improves speed/reliability

Regulatory Requirements ?
Yes

Yes

Ridership/Mode Shift Impacts ?
Maintains assets necessary for transit ridership

Maintains assets necessary for 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

This project will replace the 16th Street interlocking with a modern solid-state automated electronic system at a junction with tracks owned by Canadian National (CN) near 16th Street in Chicago. The 16th Street interlocking plant consists of an obsolete manual interlocking with two outdated hand lever machines built in 1901 and 1929. There are no manufacturers of spare or replacement equipment for these machines.