The proposed budget benefits those taking public transportation with improvements paid for by motorists.
The downtown parking fee would pay for express bus lane and a new Green Line station at McCormick Place to help convention goers move to downtown hotspots, like Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier, according to a Sun-Times report. The express routes would use lights that turn green when a bus approaches.
Everything would be running by 2014.
The Chicago Tribune reported that more than 180,000 drivers will pay $60 more for city stickers if their vehicle weighs more than 4,000 pounds.