Report: Fee to pay for new CTA station, bus routes

October 14, 2011 (CHICAGO)

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.

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