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Part 1 : Part 1: 2016 MOW Spending Report — Survey shows tighter budgets, lighter workloads are the rule
Part 2 : Part 2: 2016 MOW Spending Report — Class Is
Part 3 : Part 3: 2016 MOW Spending Report — Short lines and regional railroads
Part 4 : Part 4: 2016 MOW Spending Report — Passenger railroads
Photo: MTA/Patrick Cashin
As part of its 2016 MOW program, MTA Metro–North Railroad plans to surface 82 miles of track at two locations on the Hudson and New Haven lines.
2016 MOW capital budget: $980 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $880 million Reasons for budget increase: Higher funding allows for implementation of full-year major track programs that include both mechanized track laying machine (TLM) replacement of concrete ties and the undercutter full ballast replacement. It also allows for the design of major structures and facilities; provides for the completion of the Hudson Yard right-of-way preservation concrete encasement and continuation of the New Jersey high-speed rail project; supports major rehab work at 30th Street Station; and boosts funding for communications and signals, and electric traction work. Rail: Replace, rehab or install 29 miles of track. Major track projects: Complete 8 miles of continuous-welded rail (CWR) stretch replacement between Bowie and Grove, Md., and 3 miles of CWR stretch replacement between Swift and Portal in New Jersey; replace rail and TLM concrete ties at various locations in Maryland and Pennsylvania; and perform 20.5 miles of undercutter work at various locations in Maryland. Ties: Replace or install 65,000 wood and 65,000 concrete ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 52 turnouts in New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; additional turnouts will be installed by divisions in various yards systemwide. Bridge work: Preliminary designs of the B&P Tunnel and Susquehanna River Bridge in Maryland have fiscal-year 2016 budgets of $20 million and $5 million, respectively. Both projects are further along in the design process, which is anticipated to result in a spending increase in FY16 over prior years. Stations/facilities: Facade work at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia has a FY16 budget of $22.3 million and is under construction. Also, $17 million budgeted in FY16 for design and construction of a maintenance of equipment facility at Sunnyside Yards in New York. Electrical/mechanical work: Continue construction of Metuchen frequency converter facility, $50.7 million budgeted in FY16; continue joint program to upgrade safe harbor frequency converter, $11 million budgeted in FY16.
FY2016 Coastal Rail or LOSSAN Program Budget: Total amount funded is $633 million, with total of $1 billion in funds required. Program includes 24 projects scheduled through 2019, including 8 at or near completion, 10 funded through construction and 6 funded only through the design/environmental stage. Rail: Add 5.8 miles of double track and replace a wooden trestle bridge as part of a San Onofre project; $72.4 million, with $37.7 million funded for the first stage, which entered service in May 2015; second stage in final design. Also, as part of the Mid-Coast light-rail transit project, add 0.9 miles of double track and a new bridge over the San Diego River, $82.4 million, to be completed in late 2017, and add 2 miles of double track and replace 3 bridges between Elvira and Morena, Calif., $95 million, to be completed in late 2018. Bridge work: Replace 4 wooden trestles with modern concrete bridges via the Los Penasquitos Lagoon project, $30.6 million (including a $14 million TIGER V grant). Work began in summer 2015 and is scheduled to conclude in mid-2017. Stations/facilities: Oceanside Transit Center Platform Improvement Project, $21.8 million, calls for adding a third track, building an additional platform and extending an existing platform, and renovating platform canopies, work began in early 2016 and is set to conclude in mid-2017; Poinsettia Station Improvements Project, $14.5 million, calls for constructing a pedestrian undercrossing and adding an inter-track fence, work to start this year and finish in late 2017. * All Information from NCTD’s presentation Jan. 7 at the NRC’s annual conference
2016 MOW capital budget: $455,852,786 (per FTA standard cost categories, including guideway and track elements; stations, terminals and stops; support facilities; sitework; systems; vehicles; and rights of way, land and existing improvements) 2015 MOW capital budget: $495,524,229 (per FTA standard cost categories, including guideway and track elements; stations, terminals and stops; support facilities; sitework; systems; vehicles; and rights of way, land and existing improvements) Reason for budget decrease: Ramping up of FasTracks Program progressively increased capital expenditures, with peak investment activities occurring in 2013-14. Now, expenditures are ramping down from 2015 to program completion in 2018 or 2019. Rail: Install 8 miles of rail on North-Metro Line and 1 mile on I-225 Line. Major track projects/line extensions: East Rail A Line, 22.8 miles, $1.5 billion, open in spring; Northwest Rail B Line, 6.2 miles, $195 million, open in summer; Gold G Line, 11.2 miles, $562 million, open in fall; I-225 Line, 10.5 miles, $687 million, open by end of 2016; North-Metro Line, 12.5 miles, $764.3 million, open in 2018; and South East Extension, 2.3 miles, $207 million, open in 2019. Ties: Install 27,000 ties on North-Metro Line. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 8 turnouts on North-Metro Line. Bridge work: Build 1,831-foot bridge in Denver, $6.4 million, started in January; 376-foot bridge in Denver, $1.9 million, started in February; 213-foot bridge in Denver, $440,000, start in May; 87-foot bridge in Denver, $334,000, start in May; 542-foot bridge in Denver, $561,000, started in March; 395-foot bridge in Thornton, $592,000, started in December 2015; 213-foot bridge in Thornton, $592,000, started in October 2015; 9,528-foot bridge in Commerce City, $25.6 million, started in June 2015; 506-foot bridge in Lone Tree, $2.4 million, start in fall; 1,397-foot bridge in Lone Tree, $7.5 million, start in fall; and 620-foot bridge in Lone Tree, $3.2 million, start in fall. Stations/facilities: Build commuter-rail station in Thornton, $810,700, started in December 2015; commuter-rail station in Northglenn, $1.8 million, started in February; commuter-rail station in Denver, $907,900, start in July; commuter-rail station in Commerce City, $1.7 million, start in August; commuter-rail station in Thornton, $1.1 million, start in November; and commuter-rail station in Thornton, $2.9 million, start in January 2017. Also, build 3 light-rail stations in Lone Tree, $10.6 million, start 2 in August and the other in March 2017.
2016 MOW capital budget: $366,365,000 2015 MOW capital budget: $784,908,000 Reason for budget decrease: Funding ($437 million) was set aside in 2015 to purchase new rail cars. Major track projects/line extensions: Green Line West track renewal project, involves 2.5 miles of rail and tie renewal between the Laramie and Harlem/Lake Green Line stations, to continue through summer; Red and Purple line modernization project phase 1, $557.4 million allocated in 2016 capital budget for $1.7 billion first phase, involves construction of a bypass north of the Belmont Station, the reconstruction of 4 Red Line stations, and the rebuilding of 1.3 miles of track as well as support structures, bridges and viaducts between Leland and near Ardmore avenues, might start by 2017; and Red Line extension, $5 million allocated in 2016 capital budget for planning $2.7 billion project, involves extending line 5.3 miles from 95th Street Terminal to 130th Street and building 4 stations, start to be determined. Stations/facilities: Continue building 95th Street terminal, $240 million, involves reconstructing the 95th Street rail and bus terminal, work to continue through 2017; continue reconstructing Wilson Station on the Red Line, $203 million, involves replacing stationhouse built in 1923 with modern and accessible station, scheduled for completion in fall 2017; continue building Washington/Wabash Station, $75 million, involves combining 2 century-old elevated stations that didn’t meet accessibility requirements, scheduled for completion in late 2016; continue Addison to Cumberland station work as part of $492 million Blue Line modernization program, $43 million, involves various improvements at 5 stations, scheduled for completion by fall 2016; start Illinois Medical District Station rehab work, $23 million, involves upgrades to all 3 station entrances, including the addition of an elevator and stairs to the main entrance, construction to take about 1 year to complete; and start accessibility improvements at Quincy Station, $15.7 million, involves the addition of 2 elevators, scheduled for completion in late 2017. Electrical/mechanical work: Ravenswood Connector signal upgrade project, $32.6 million, involves the replacement of a 40-year-old signal system on elevated stretch of track, to start in summer and conclude in early 2018.
2016 MOW capital budget: $360.48 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $360.48 million Reasons for similar amount: Although the budget is the same in both years, work that wasn’t completed in 2015 due to access and resource issues will be carried over to 2016, along with the associated funding. Rail: Replace, rehab or install 18.78 miles of track. Major track projects/line extensions: Continue to install CWR in critical corridors, such as on the Queens Blvd. and 8th Avenue lines. Ties: Replace or install 17,150 wood ties, 17,990 wood tie blocks and 6,000 concrete ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 30 mainline switches. Stations/facilities: Continue $88 million program aimed at rehabbing 7 stations along the 3 Line in Brooklyn that opened in the early 1990s; work includes new lighting, better platforms, enhances safety features and upgraded communications; contracts awarded to EE Cruz Co. Inc. in December 2014; first 2 stations closed for renewal work will reopen in spring 2016.
2016 MOW capital budget: $182,471,119 2015 MOW capital budget: $213,452,055 Reason for budget decrease: Track capital budget was higher in 2015 due to extension projects. In 2016, will focus the majority of work on rehabilitating the original infrastructure. Rail: Install 8 miles of new 119-pound, head-hardened rail. Major track project: Continue Warm Springs extension, 5 miles with a station. Ties: Replace or install 2,200 embedded wood-block ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Rehab 2 aerial interlockings during weekend track shutdowns, including the complete reconstruction of 2 crossovers per interlocking.
2016 MOW capital budget: $181,020,749 2015 MOW capital budget: $121,435,568 Reasons for budget increase: Due to various projects, including signal improvements on New Haven Line, $15.2 million; C-30 track program, $12.9 million; turnout for mainline and high speed, $10.8 million; network infrastructure replacement, $9.2 million; New Haven Line Waterbury Branch cab signal/ automatic train control, $4.3 million; Bronx Station capacity improvements, $3.6 million; Hudson and Harlem lines power upgrades, $3.1 million; track geometry car purchase, $3 million; Grand Central Terminal turnouts and switch renewal, $2.5 million; and substation B-23 construction, $1.2 million. Rail: Install or replace 8.24 miles of rail. Major track projects/line extensions: Replace the following rail: 6.18 miles on New Haven Line from the Mamaroneck-Harrison to Old Greenwich-South Norwalk stations, 1.62 miles on Hudson Line from the Yankee Stadium to Marble Hills stations and 0.44 miles on the Harlem Line from the Botanical Gardens to Williams Bridge stations. Also, surface 44 miles on Hudson Line from the Breakneck Ridge to Poughkeepsie stations and 38 miles from the South Norwalk to New Haven stations; and improve 9 grade crossings on the Harlem Line, 6 on the Hudson Line, 5 on the Danbury Branch and 4 on the New Canaan Branch. Ties: Replace or install 44,800 wood ties. Mechanized tie replacements: Includes 30,200 ties on the New Haven Line from the Old Greenwich to Bridgeport stations, and 14,600 ties on the Hudson Line from the Tarrytown to Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie stations. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: (Hudson Line) Install 6 switches at Grand Central Terminal, 2 crossovers at CP34 interlocking north of Croton-Harmon Station and 1 turnout at CP6 interlocking south of Yankee Stadium. (Harlem Line) Install 12 switches, turnouts or crossovers at the CP109 interlocking near Fordham Station, and 2 switches, turnouts or crossovers at CP5 interlocking in Mott Haven. (New Haven Line) Install 15 switches, turnouts or crossovers at CP234 interlocking east of Stamford Station, and 12 switches, turnouts or crossovers at Stamford Yard. Bridge work: (Hudson Line) Perform masonry repairs on 1 undergrade bridge and replace 1 walkway. (Harlem Line) Repair steel and masonry on 2 undergrade bridges, replace bridge timbers on 3 bridges and replace 2 walkways. (Port Jervis Line) Perform steel and masonry repairs on 5 undergrade bridges, replace 68 timbers on 1 bridge south of Port Jervis and replace 1 walkway. (New Haven Line) Perform steel repairs on 10 undergrade and 3 overhead bridges, and replace 484 timbers on 3 bridges. Stations/facilities: Perform various work at 7 Harlem Line and 2 Hudson Line stations. The scope typically consists of installing new signage; repainting gutters, downspouts, platform edges and handrails; stenciling “Watch the Gap” on platform areas; replacing tactile strips and old light fixtures with new LED fixtures; repairing masonry, shelter houses and right-of-way fencing; and installing new wire benches.
2016 MOW capital budget: $134.2 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $98.9 million Reason for budget increase: A state transportation funding bill enacted in 2013 provided stable funding and the ability to reinvest in infrastructure at an increased rate. Many projects were in the design phase in 2014-15, and as construction begins, infrastructure investment levels will continue to increase. Rail: Replace 13.8 mile of rail. Major track projects: Performing many renewal programs, including the Center City Trolley track in Philadelphia, 5 miles, $6.6 million, over 5 years; curved worn rail replacement in Philadelphia and Willow Grove, Pa., $400,000; and the Norristown High-Speed Line track renewal in Delaware and Montgomery counties, $5.2 million. Bridge work: Continue several rehab programs, including the Chestnut Hill Bridge over Main Line in Philadelphia, $6.3 million, ongoing; Stone Arch Bridge Program involving 9 bridges systemwide, $5.3 million, ongoing; and the Media Viaduct rehab and tie replacement involving 3 viaducts in Delaware County, $31.5 million, ongoing. Also, continue to replace the Crum Creek Viaduct in Delaware County, $89.9 million, began in summer 2015 with major outage and replacement scheduled for summer 2016; and begin design for phase 2 of the Stone Arch rehab program involving 8 bridges systemwide, $10 million, and Route 100 Viaduct replacement, $15.5 million. Stations/facilities: Expand the 35-year-old Frazer Shop and yard facilities, initial phase involves earthwork and stormwater improvements, $106.5 million, contract awarded in March; install new roofs and fire suppression systems, and replace equipment at several key rail maintenance facilities, $7.2 million; and a systemwide boiler replacement program, $10.5 million. Also, many station improvement and ADA projects to start or continue in 2016, including at the following rail stations: Arrott Transportation Center ($38.5 million), Levittown ($36 million), Exton ($23.4 million), Secane $21.2 million), 40th Street ($10.9 million) and Villanova ($10.6 million). Electrical/mechanical work: Initiated a $257 million, multi-year program to rehab the 80-year-old traction power substations, and 11 additional substations will be overhauled or replaced under the program. Also, continue to design two projects aimed at replacing catenary in the heart of the Regional Rail network.
2016 MOW capital budget: $62 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $57 million Reason for budget increase: An increase in full-time employees to support forthcoming capital projects. Rail: Replace 1 mile of rail and grind 10 miles. Ties: Install 5,000 wood ties. Bridge work: San Francisco Public Works will initiate the Islais Creek Bridge reconstruction project. SFMTA trains operating on the Third Street T-Line cross the bridge daily.
2016 MOW capital budget: $60,000,000 2015 MOW capital budget: $65,000,000 Rail: Install or replace 20 miles of rail with CWR. Major track projects: Rail and concrete tie replacement on Montauk Branch (Valley to Rocky), $19 million; wood tie replacement on Port Washington Branch (Harold to Neck), $8.8 million; wood tie replacement on Port Jefferson Branch (Divide4 to Amott), $2.6 million; rail replacement on Port Jefferson Branch (Hunt1 to Hunt2), $2.3 million; and rail replacement on Atlantic Branch (ENY to Dunton), $2 million. Ties: Install 15,340 wood and 21,000 concrete ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 5 switches at Port, $3.1 million; 3 switches at Hunt2, $1.7 million; 3 switches at Patchogue, $1.6 million; and 2 switches at Beth, $1.2 million. Bridge work: Buckram Road Bridge replacement, Locust Valley, N.Y., $35 million, start in fourth quarter; North Main and Acabonack bridge replacements, East Hampton, N.Y., $18 million, start in third quarter; Post Ave. Bridge replacement, Westbury, Long Island, N.Y., $15 million, start in third quarter; Springfield Blvd. Bridge repair and rehab, Queens Village. N.Y., $5.4 million, start in fourth quarter; Union Turnpike Bridge repair and rehab, Glendale, Queens, N.Y., $3 million, start in fourth quarter; Flushing/Main Street Bridge repair and rehab, Flushing, Queens, N.Y., $3 million, start in third quarter; and Cherry Valley Ave., Webster Ave. and Wreck Lead bridge replacements and repairs, $2.7 million, start in third quarter. Repair/rehab projects include new bearings and bridge seats, concrete and steel repairs, column and girder work, strengthening, and repairs to damaged retaining walls and abutments.
2016 MOW capital budget: $60 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $60 million Rail: Replace 1 mile of rail as part of St. George Interlocking Rehabilitation project. Ties: Install 2,978 composite ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 6 switches within St. George Interlocking. Stations/facilities: Continue to advance the Arthur Kill Station project, which calls for constructing an ADA-compliant passenger station and parking facility on Staten Island to replace the Atlantic and Nassau stations. The grade-level station is being built between the existing stations, which have limited parking. Project is 75 percent complete, with substantial completion forecasted for July. Electrical/mechanical work: Continue to build a new substation at the Prince’s Bay station, began in October 2014 and is slated for year-end completion.
2016 MOW capital budget: $29.7 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $28 million Reason for budget increase: The small increase in 2016 will address track condition. Rail: Install 2 miles of rail. Major track projects: Red Line West track rehab from West 30th to West 74th streets in Cleveland, $6 million, advertise for bids in May and start construction in August. Also, build 3 light-rail grade crossings in Cleveland and Shaker Heights, Ohio, $2.1 million, start in May. Ties: Install 7,000 wood and 1,000 concrete ties for entire program, including maintenance. Bridge work: Build Red Line track bridges over East Blvd. in Cleveland, $2.6 million, start in May; and light-rail track bridges over CSX and East 92nd St. in Cleveland, $3.8 million, start in May. Stations/facilities: Reconstruct East 116th Street Station in Cleveland, $4.5 million, start in May. Electrical/mechanical work: Replace 3 modular substations in Cleveland, $6 million, start in August.
2016 MOW capital budget: $26,643,000 2015 MOW capital budget: $33,900,000 Reason for budget decrease: Due to the winding down of the BFB track rehabilitation project as other projects will start at the end of 2016. Rail: Install 2 track miles of rail. Major track projects: Trackwork consists of the replacement of the direct-fixation track system on the Westmont Viaduct in Haddon Township, N.J., and intermediate track improvements in the Camden and Philadelphia subways. Ties: Install 2,000 direct-fixation plinths and 500 wood ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Component change-out at 1 interlocking in Camden subway; Lindenwold Yard and viaduct rehab project, expected to begin in fall/winter 2016. Bridge work: Western Viaduct track rehab, includes replacement of direct-fixation system in Haddon Township, N.J., $14 million, started in August 2015; and Lindenwold Viaduct track rehab, which is part of the yard track rehab project, expected to begin in fall/winter 2016. Stations/facilities: Woodcrest Station parking lot improvements in Cherry Hill, N.J., includes paving and subsurface work, start in late 2016; and Collingswood Station drainage improvements, includes storm drainage system replacement, start in late 2016. Electrical/mechanical work: Upgrade center tower SCADA software; replace transformer at various substations; install back-up generators; and modify track circuits.
2016 MOW capital budget: $23.9 million (track and structures); $17.1 million (facilities and equipment); $13.2 million (stations and parking)* 2015 MOW capital budget: Not provided Rail: Install CWR on various Metra-owned lines, including Milwaukee District (MWD) lines; install rail and switches on BNSF Railway line; and install rail, ties and ballast on North Central Service line.** Bridge work: Rehab concrete, timber and steel on bridges systemwide; rehab bridges and culverts on MWD and Union Pacific lines; and rehab steel and concrete on Metra Electric District line.** Stations/facilities: Perform improvements at 14th Street, Hill and Western Avenue yards; complete engineering and design for 49th Street diesel shop; complete various improvements and upgrades at Metra central headquarters, including electrical improvements; improve various stations systemwide; and rehab Riverside, West Chicago and Woodstock stations.** * Budget figures from Metra’s presentation Jan. 9 at the NRC’s annual conference ** Capital program information from Metra’s website
2016 MOW capital budget: $23.2 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $12.8 million Reason for budget increase: Accounts for a new 1.4-mile double-track project, proposed bridge maintenance and a proposed bridge replacement. Rail: Install 3.9 miles of rail. Major track project: Valley View project calls for adding 1.4 miles of new Class 4 double track and connecting existing double track from the West Irving to Centre Port stations, in design phase, estimated to start in the third quarter and conclude in third-quarter 2017. The project will include a new bridge structure at Bear Creek as well as double track at a Valley View Drive grade crossing. Ties: Install 10,909 composite ties. Bridge work: Developing plans to replace a single-track, double-lattice, through-truss bridge built in 1903 with a new double-track structure in Dallas County, Texas, in design phase, proposed to start construction in late 2016. Electrical/mechanical work: Developing plans for fleet overhauls of bi-level coach and cab cars, along with 2 locomotives.
2016 MOW capital budget: $18,048,000 ($17.3 million tunnel ventilation system/$700,000 TRIV track renovation/$48,000 TRIII track renovation) 2015 MOW capital budget: $10,789,000 ($8,789,000 TRIII track renovation/$2 million TRIV track renovation). The 2016 budget doesn’t include $3.1 million for AC track or $980,000 for track slabs, and the 2015 budget didn’t include $4.27 million for AC track and $1.4 million for track slabs. TRIII track renovation was completed and TRIV track renovation is in design phase and won’t start until 2018. Reason for budget increase: Aging infrastructure and focusing on a state of good repair. Ties: Install about 100 wood switch ties and 50 concrete ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Normal maintenance to 300 turnouts already in place. Bridge work: Structural inspection and assessment program, parking deck rehab and Decatur Tunnel remediation work, $2.3 million. Stations/facilities: System-wide tunnel lighting upgrades involving about 10 miles of tunnels, Phase 2 underway including installation of new LED lights, additional lights at track switch points, upgrades to lighting in tunnel’s backrooms, and new directional signage and identification markers for fire lines and doorways, $25.84 million total budget ($16.99 million spent as of Jan. 21), to be completed during third-quarter 2018. Electrical/mechanical work: Renew tunnel ventilation system, ongoing, about $200 million, current work to be completed in second-quarter 2022. A recently awarded contract requires a contracting team to restore the system’s assets and capabilities to a state of good repair and identify opportunities for modernization. The team will inspect, test and rehab, replace or upgrade individual components, assemblies or subsystems.
2016 MOW capital budget: $18 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $64 million Reason for budget decrease: Last year completed the Mountain View double-track project, a major project that was reduced from the overall budget. Rail: Install 1 mile of rail. Major track projects: Rail rehab and replacement at various locations in San Jose, Calif., and replacement of 16 compromise joints at Hedding and Taylor. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Replace 12 switches, mostly in San Jose, includes 4 switches and a signal upgrade at Ohlone/Chynoweth, and 4 switches at Tasman Drive/Patrick Henry; replace 2 turnouts and 1 crossover at Karina Station in San Jose; and replace 2 interlockings in San Jose. Bridge work: Mechanically stabilized earth wall repair at Hamilton Station in Campbell, Calif., $50,000, conceptual design to begin in mid-2016 (only complete conceptual design this year). Stations/facilities: Install CCTV cameras and some fencing at miscellaneous locations, less than $500,000; and hoist and wall work at light-rail vehicle maintenance and body shop, about $3 million. Electrical/mechanical work: Anticipate replacing 3 traction power substations.
2016 MOW capital budget: $11 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $14 million Reason for budget decrease: Uncompleted backlog. Bridge work: Rehab Eads Bridge in St. Louis, includes structure repair and replacement of rail deck and overhead wire, $30 million, began in 2012 and will conclude in 2016. Stations/facilities: Build new Boyle Station on Medical Sciences Corridor, $15 million, start in late 2016. Electrical/mechanical work: Replace audio frequency track circuit (phase 1) and rehab traction power substation MO-02.
2016 MOW capital budget: $8.8 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $7.4 million Reason for budget increase: Funding availability for 2016. Rail: Install rail at various locations along 51 miles of right of way, within San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in California. Ties: Replace or install 1,500 wood ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Replace worn switch components and perform upgrades (no new installations). Bridge work: (Ongoing) Replace 4 rail bridges in San Mateo, $38 million, began in February 2013; replace and widen Los Gatos Creek Bridge in San Jose, $32 million, began in September 2008; replace 3 roadway bridges in San Francisco, $20 million, began in April 2006; replace Quint Roadway Bridge over right of way, $20 million, began in August 2008; and replace 2 bridges with a berm in San Francisco, $4.75 million, began in December 2014. Stations/facilities: Replace station in South San Francisco with centerboard platform and pedestrian underpass to eliminate hold-out-rule station, $59 million, work began in February 2015 and estimated to conclude in June 2019.
2016 MOW capital budget: $8,020,000 2015 MOW capital budget: $18,350,000 Reason for budget decrease: Funding agencies are not providing as many dollars as in previous years. Rail: Replace, install or rehab 2 miles of rail. Major track projects: Rehab 1-mile stretches on the Orange and San Gabriel subdivisions. Ties: Install 2,000 wood ties. Bridge work: Design the San Juan Creek Bridge, complete in June, and rehab miscellaneous culverts in various subdivisions.
2016 MOW capital budget: $7.2 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $4.3 million Reason for budget increase: Infrastructure improvements for a state of good repair. Rail: Install 2 miles of rail in a yard and 1 mile at the southern end of a mainline alignment. Ties: Replace or install 7,960 composite ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 12 switches, including 8 at emergency crossovers and 4 within interlocking limits. Bridge work: Harrisburg Overpass project on Harrisburg Blvd. from Linwood to Cesar Chavez streets, about 2,550 linear feet. Within the project is a bridge structure for light-rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The bridge with approaches is about 1,950 linear feet along with at-grade frontage roads. A notice to proceed was issued to McCarthy Building Cos. in May 2015 for $26.58 million. Stations/facilities: Mass Elec. Construction Co. will extend the overhead contact system, signaling and communications systems from the Altic to Magnolia Park stations, about 5,665 linear feet through the Harrisburg Overpass. The work will follow the construction of the overpass.
2016 MOW capital budget: $4.5 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $4.5 million Rail: Install 1.2 miles of rail (direct fixation track). Major track project: New 7-mile extension scheduled to enter revenue service in early 2017. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Replace 6 turnouts, replacing 30-year-old original installation. Stations/facilities: Have 5 station upgrade projects ongoing through 2016.
2016 MOW capital budget: $4.1 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $6.2 million Reason for budget decrease: FY2015 included station upgrades. Rail: Install 6 miles of rail. Major track projects: System upgrades, $2.1 million; and grade crossings work, $1 million. Ties: Replace or install 12,000 wood and 4,000 concrete ties; $1 million budgeted for tie replacements. Electrical/mechanical work: Traction power substation upgrades, $2.1 million.
2016 MOW capital budget: $1.74 million 2015 MOW capital budget: $1.44 million Reason for budget increase: Opened 2 light-rail extensions in FY16, adding 6 miles to the existing system, for a total of 26 miles. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 6 switches, 3 at Pierson, 2 at operations and maintenance center entrance and 1 at Montebello in Phoenix area. Bridge work: Contractor performs inspections annually. Stations/facilities: Install a generator for emergency backup at operations control center. Electrical/mechanical work: Replace 6 contact embedded switches with HY-300 machines.
2016 MOW capital budget: $1,550,000 2015 MOW capital budget: $1,300,000 Reason for budget increase: Due to bridge inspection requirements. Rail: Install 350 feet of rail. Major track project: Extend a line 9.4 miles from downtown 7th Street to the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, $26 million. Ties: Replace or install about 40,000 concrete ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 7 interlockings. Bridge work: The 2016 bridge project will include inspections on 17 structures on the Blue Line to meet FTA guidelines, estimated cost of $200,000. Will involve recommendations for repairs, design, development of specifications, construction management/inspection and emergency on-call services. Stations/facilities: South Blvd. Light-Rail Facility uplift project, $3.6 million, began in July 2015, involves enhancing the existing rail control center to better handle the 9.4-mile extension; new stations for Blue Line extension, $20.2 million, began in July 2015; and a new North Yard building to help provide maintenance for additional light-rail vehicles, $11.3 million, began in December 2015. Electrical/mechanical work: Plan electrical and mechanical work associated with South Blvd. Light-Rail Facility uplift project, Blue Line extension station finishes and the North Yard building.
2016 MOW capital budget: $288,000 2015 MOW capital budget: $252,500 Rail: Install about 4,000 feet of 115-pound head-hardened rail. Major track projects: Add 2.9 miles of track to complete SOC-3, $12.35 million, to open in fourth-quarter FY2016; extension to Dallas streetcar line will add 1.5 miles, anticipate opening in fourth-quarter FY2016. Also, TRK grade crossing panel replacement starter system, involves replacement of 624 feet of custom-designed rubber crossing panels on starter system with new concrete design panels for 3 crossings; in 2016, the rubber panels will have been in service for more than the 20-year expected lifecycle and current rubber panels are obsolete while parts or replacement pads no longer are available. Ties: Replace or install 600 concrete and 200 composite ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Install 2 turnouts in Central Business District in downtown Dallas and 1 crossing diamond at the Southeast Junction downtown. Stations/facilities: PA-LED lighting retrofit at light-rail transit (LRT) facilities, a four-year, four-phased project that involves designing and retrofitting metal halide fixtures with LED fixtures to help support a sustainable initiatives goal of reducing power usage, $4.77 million; and PA-HVAC LRT wayside replacement project, involves lifecycle replacement of system-wide HVAC units along the wayside and replacing R-22 refrigerant systems with energy efficient and ozone-friendly refrigerant systems, equipment and materials to be procured in 2016 with installations in 2017, $299,000. Also, 400-foot platform extensions to accommodate 3-car train consists at 27 stations, rehab of Ledbetter Station as part of SOC-3 build out, and the addition of 3 stations along the Dallas streetcar line and 2 stations on the SOC-3 line. Electrical/mechanical work: Add a traction power substation at the Central Rail Operating Facility; replace traction electrification system UPS batteries for uninterruptible power supply; lifecycle replacement of batteries for tunnel uninterruptible power supply system; replace SIG batteries for starter system; and lifecycle replacement of batteries along the starter system.
2016 MOW capital budget: Under development Note: This is the authority’s first year of maintenance responsibilities on the South Florida Rail Corridor (SFRC). Prior to the recent acquisition of the corridor’s maintenance, large capital expenditures outside of the maintenance budget weren’t anticipated. Once the authority and its contractor VTMI explored the property and ascertained the level of repairs needed, the capital program was considered, but a budget still is being developed. Rail: Install or replace 8 miles of rail. Ties: Replace or install 32,000 wood ties. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Rehab the Northwood Wye track in West Palm Beach and build a new Northeast connection track at the Iris Diamond in Miami as part of the South Florida Freight and Passenger Rail Enhancement Project, which calls for enhancing freight connectivity between the SFRC and Florida East Coast Railway. Also, install 2 new No. 10 power-operated turnouts to accommodate the Northwood Wye rehab and 3 new No. 10 power-operated turnouts to accommodate the Iris Diamond connection. Bridge work: Through contractor VTMI, perform track and signal tie-in work in summer to complete the replacement of the New River Bascule Bridge in Fort Lauderdale, $870,000. In October 2013, a more than $23 million project began to replace the drawbridge, which was built in the 1920s. Stations/facilities: Continue large renovation project at Tri-Rail’s Pompano Beach Station, which will serve as a prototype for future stations, $8.84 million, to open in August. The project includes new solar panels, charging stations for electric vehicles, bike lockers, carpool and vanpool parking areas, LED lighting, a pedestrian overpass, longer and wider platforms, full-length platform canopies and energy-efficient elevators.
2016 MOW capital budget: Not provided 2015 MOW capital budget: Not provided Rail: Install 5.5 miles of rail. Major track projects: Replace embedded rail on Blue Line, 5.5 miles, $26 million. Switches/turnouts/interlockings: Replace worn-out turnouts on Blue Line. Electrical/mechanical work: Blue Line resignalling, a $90 million rehab project.