Building Chicago’s Aviation Future Presentation to IRTBA Emerging Leadership Program KHALED NAJA, P.E.CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERCHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION December 13, 2012
TODAY’S PRESENTATION • Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Overview • O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP) Overview • OMP Case Study: Relocation of Irving Park Road, Union Pacific Railroad and Bensenville Ditch • Industry Leading Sustainability Initiatives
CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION O’Hare and Midway International Airports 1,500 CDA employees Generate 540,000 jobs and $45 billion today OMP adds 195,000 jobs and $18 Billion to regional economy
MIDWAY OVERVIEW More than 19 million passengers projected for 2012 250+ daily flights / Service to over 60 destinations New international service to Canada, Mexico #1 market for Southwest Airlines Fastest-growing U.S. airport by anna.aero News & Analysis
O’HARE OVERVIEW • Nonstop service to about 200 cities worldwide • 50 passenger carriers operating out of 189 gates • 67.2 million passengers projected for 2012 Chicago-O’Hare NONSTOP International Markets • airberlin new service to Berlin on March 23, 2013 • Hainan Airlines new service to Beijing in 2Q 2013 • Qatar Airways new service to Doha in April 2013 6
CDA SECTIONS Commissioner Design / Construction (OMP) Facilities Human Resources Safety / Security Planning/ Real Estate Communications Landside Operations Information Technology Legal/ IGA Concessions Finance Airside Operations Noise Environment Sustainability
O’HARE FACILITIES • More than 7,000 acres • 4 Terminals, Bus/Shuttle Center, 6 level parking garage • Maintain 7 runways and associated taxiways/taxi-lanes in compliance w/ FAA Part 139 certification standards • Maintain all landside and airfield roadways, outlying buildings, and associated infrastructure • 5 sections: • Skilled Trades • 9 trades groups (carpenters, electricians, plumbers, etc.) • Heating & Refrigeration (H&R) Plant • Among largest in U.S. • Terminal Managers • Architectural/Landscaping • Work Management/Financial Services
O’Hare Operations • Seven (7) operating runways, three parallels (12.69 miles total) • 52 miles of taxiways/taxilanes • 20 million sq. ft. of ramp area • Over 10,000 airfield lights and 960 signs • 880,000 annual departures and arrivals
O’HARE AIR CARGO STATISTICS • Average of 1.5 million tons of air cargo handled annually • Number 2 U.S. cargo airport in 2011 by value of shipments (13% of U.S. total) • Number 7 U.S. cargo airport and number 20 in world in 2011 by tonnage
O’HARE NORTHEAST CARGO CENTER • Nearly $200 million project • 65 acres, 820,000 s.f. of building space • Close access to I-90, I-190 & I-294 • Three buildings over three phases • Approximately 50% more capacity for jumbo jet freighters, including B747-8F aircraft • Green building commitment by developer, Aeroterm
Purpose of OMP • Reduce Delays • Increase Capacity • OMP will create 195,000 new jobs and add an additional $18 billion in annual economic activity on top of the 450,000 jobs and $38 billion in annual economic activity O'Hare already contributes to the Chicago region's economy
OMP Overview • $6.6 billion in 2001 dollars • One new runway • Relocation of 3 existing runways • Extension of 2 existing runways • New western terminal that: • Includes up up to 60 gates • Secure automated people mover systems transports passengers between terminals • Creates western entrance to O’Hare • Wetlands mitigation and land acquisition • On airport access roads and other enabling projects North Airfield South Airfield
Program Status • Program announced – June 2001 • FAA initiated EIS – August 2002 • State of Illinois passed O’Hare Modernization Act – May 2003 • Design Work Began in February 2003 • Program Received Record of Decision (ROD) in September 2005 • Opened a 3,000 ft Extension on R/W 10-28 in September 2008 (Ahead of Schedule) • Commissioned a New North Airfield Air Traffic Control Tower and a New 7,500 ft Runway in November 2008 (On Schedule) • Started Design Work on Completion Phase Work in 2nd Quarter 2009 • City of Chicago and Village of Bensenville Reached Agreements on Demolition Work and Property Acquisition 4th Quarter 2009 • City substantially completed property demolition in 4th Quarter 2010 • City received FAA Letter Of Intent for $410 Million for Construction of Completion Phase Runways in 2nd Quarter 2010 • City received FAA approval to use Passenger Facility Charges for Completion Phase construction in 4th Quarter 2010
Program Status(continued) • FAA Agreed to increase previous Completion Phase Letter of Intent by $155 million - 1st Quarter 2011 • City and Airlines reached agreement in 1st Quarter 2011 for partial funding for construction of Completion Phase Runways • Final legal challenges to City acquisition of St. Johannes Cemetery were dismissed 1st Quarter 2011 • City completed bond deal for Phase 2A Construction May 2011 Construction work began in June 2011 on North Airfield Phase 2A projects • City initiated construction work on the Runway 10C-28C Center project in June 2011. This is the final project for Phase 1 • FedEx relocation completed September 12, 2011 • Relocated Union Pacific Railroad in May 2012 • Completed Relocation of St. Johannes Cemetery in June 2012 (Almost 1,500 Burials) • Relocated Irving Park Road – October 2012
PHASE 1 &COMPLETION PHASE 9L-27R Completed Nov. 2008 NATCT Completed Nov. 2008 9C-27C 2020 9R-27L Extension 2020 Taxiway LL 2018 10L-28R Extension Completed Sept. 2008 10C-28C 4th Quarter 2013 SATCT 4th Quarter 2015 10R-28L 4th Quarter 2015 Phase 1 Phase 2A Phase 2B 18 18
Remaining South Airfield ProjectsPhase I and Completion Phase 2A SOUTH AIRFIELD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER SITE PREP SOUTH AIRFIELD AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER CEMETERY RELOCATION CARGO ACCESS ROAD RUNWAY 10C-28C CENTER RUNWAY 10R-28L EAST UTILITIES RUNWAY 10R-28L NAVAIDS RAILROAD RELOCATION RUNWAY 10R-28L NAVAIDS Under Design Under Construction as of Sept. 2012 Substantially Completed RUNWAY 10R-28L PAVING AND ELECTRICAL RUNWAY 10R-28L SITE PREP UNITED AIRLINES RAMP FEDEX RAMP IRVING PARK ROAD
Earthwork Moved: 22.6 million cubic yards Ductbank Installed: 103 Miles Cable Pulled: 550 miles Storm Sewer Installed: 75 miles Asphalt Paving Placed: 1.4 million tons Concrete Paving Placed: 1.6 million square yards Construction statistics to date
Funded OMP Projects OMP Phase 11 OMP Phase 2A 1 Phase 2A Funding Sources ($000) FAA LOI Grant $ 280,000 PFC Funds $ 365,000 GARBs $ 298,300 TOTAL $ 943,300 Funding Sources AIP Funds: FAA AIP entitlement and discretionary grants; NATCT payments FAA LOI Grant: Multi-year FAA Letter of Intent Grant; awarded for Phase 1 and Completion Phase (2A and 2B) PFC Funds: Passenger Facility Charge revenues ($4.50 level); stand-alone bonds, PAYGO, and PFC-backed GARBs GARBs: Airport Revenue Bonds; debt service paid with Airline Revenues Notes: 1OMP Phase 2A excludes remaining Phase 1 work included in the Phase 2A funding agreement. Phase 1 Funding Sources ($000) AIP Funds $ 74,013 FAA LOI Grant $ 300,255 PFC Funds $ 957,754 GARBs $1,860,619 TOTAL $3,192,641
CASE STUDY: Relocation of the Union Pacific Railroad, Irving Park Road, and Bensenville Ditch “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”
Property acquisition challenges • More than 500 properties outside the City Corporate Limits. • State Legislation gave City Quick Take Authority • Legal challenges delayed final acquisition of properties and demolition work. • OMP could not proceed with the relocation projects while litigation was still pending. SOUTHWEST AIRFIELD AREA
Interim Solution to the Property acquisition delay • Relocate a section of the UPRR to a temporary configuration. • Requirements for the Interim Alignment. • Meet UPRR design standards • Allow Commissioning of the Runway 10L Extension • Support the construction to relocate the United Cargo and FedEx Cargo facilities. • Relocate Bensenville Ditch to an Interim Alignment
Interim Solution to the Property acquisition delay (continued) • Construct a temporary road for access to St, Johannes Cemetery, Resthaven Cemetery, and the new FedEx facility. • These Interim Alignments reduced the litigation delays on the OMP by approximately 2 years
Original Rail and Bensenville Ditch Pre-Construction Rail Interim Rail Final Rail Original Rail Original Bensenville Ditch FEDEX CARGO UNITED CARGO Runway 10L-28R Runway 10C-28C Runway 10R-28L
Original Rail and Bensenville Ditch with Interim rail and Bensenville ditch Original Rail Interim Rail Original Bensenville Ditch Interim Bensenville Ditch FEDEX CARGO UNITED CARGO Runway 10L-28R Runway 10C-28C Runway 10R-28L
Land acquisition Original Rail and Bensenville Ditch with Interim rail and Bensenville ditch Original Rail Interim Rail Original Bensenville Ditch Interim Bensenville Ditch FEDEX CARGO UNITED CARGO Runway 10L-28R Runway 10C-28C Runway 10R-28L
Demolition challenges • The OMP and the Village of Bensenville (VOB) settled litigation challenges in late 2009. • Settlement agreement required the OMP to; • Prepare a comprehensive demolition plan including requirements for environmental protection • Salvage infrastructure equipment for VOB • Evaluate impacts of property demolition on VOB infrastructure • Coordinate and communicate closely with VOB officials
Demolition solutions • OMP and VOB finalized and executed a demolition plan. • Split the demolition work into 8 packages. Used prequalified demolition contractors. • Village used a web site to keep interested citizens updated. • Prior to demolition work, City allowed more than 40 agencies to use the area for emergency response training.
OMP Bensenville Demolition PackagesSubstantially Completed December 2010 FINAL RAILROAD ALIGNMENT DEMOLITION PACKAGE 1 DEMOLITION PACKAGE 2 DEMOLITION PACKAGE 5 DEMOLITION PACKAGE 7 DEMOLITION PACKAGE 6 DEMOLITION PACKAGE 3 DEMOLITION PACKAGE 4
Bensenville Emergency Training - Photography National Guard Decontamination area used during full-scale exercise drill Chicago Fire Dept fire training in the townhomes area Package 3 National Guard Decontamination area used during full-scale exercise drill Oak Brook police Department K-9 Unit in Package 7
Railroad challenges • The permanent rail alignment required property transactions with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPRR) and Metra. • The OMP could not adversely impact rail operations during construction. • The crossing of the UPRR over CPRR tracks was governed by a 1912 agreement. • Our Design had to comply with railroad design requirements. Complex Property Swaps and Purchases
Railroad solutions • OMP contracted with an attorney familiar with railroad operations and land transfers and made him an integral part of the project team. • The OMP project team worked with UPRR legal, operations, and engineering staff to develop a project agreement. • This agreement addressed UPRR design standards, access to UPRR property by OMP contractors, land transactions, and miscellaneous payments to UPRR. • The project team also finalized agreements with CPRR and Metra that included property purchases and access to railroad property.
Railroad design challenges • New design must comply with all railroad design requirements. E.g. Track vertical gradient could not exceed 0.45%. • Four new bridges to replace existing bridges. One bridge replacement required a temporary shoo-fly bridge. • New bridge over Irving Park Road – no center point pier. 137’ - 3” through plate girder. 13’ – 2” tall girders. • Two span bridge on a skew angle of 50 degrees over 5 tracks of CPRR. Track alignment across bridge was within a curve and a spiral. • Another bridge crossed over a municipal street with adjacent commercial buildings extremely close to the bridge. • Runway Safety area, Glide Slope Critical Area, and protected runway approach surfaces constrained railroad design. (Pinch Point Area)
Railroad design solutions • Project team worked closely with UPRR officials who had to approve final design of the Railroad and Bridges’ • Special fabrication and handling requirements for the 13’ – 2” high girders. • Split the overall project into four construction packages. • City and contractor worked with abutting property owners to minimize impacts of construction on commercial businesses. • Design team solved pinch point problem with retaining walls and box culverts.
Project ChallengesPinch Point Area Retaining Walls Box Culverts
railroad Construction Photography • UPRR RAIL RELOCATION
IDOT Challenges • Design realigned Irving Park Road (IPR) and Bensenville Ditch (BVD). • Coordinate road design with Elgin O’Hare Western Bypass (EOWB) concept. • Widen railroad bridge at Green Street per IDOT agreement. • DesignUPRR and IPR grade separation with anticipation IDOT will grade separate Canadian Pacific RR at a later date. • Complete property transfer exchanging rights-of-way.
IDOT solutions • Numerous meetings with IDOT throughout the design. • Executed Memorandum of Agreement for bridge widening. • Made minor design changes in anticipation of future EOWB interchanges. • Designed UPRR crossing over IPR so IDOT can build the CPRR bridge crossing at a later date.
Proposed Bridge elevations Original OMP Design Revised Design based in IDOT Request Railroad Bridge over Green Avenue
Future Western Access • $2B Program to expand access on West side of O’Hare • Connections at: • Irving Park Rd • Franklin Ave • Overpasses at: • Irving Park Rd • Franklin Ave/UPRR • Underpass at • Bensenville Yard • Relocated UPRR Future Western Bypass Alignment Bensenville Ditch Irving Park Road Railroad