$2 Congestion Fee When Parking In Downtown Chicago
Noah Kazis writes that "Emanuel and his transportation commissioner, Gabe Klein, want to use that revenue to complete two important transit projects. A new Green Line station at McCormick Place would allow for transit-oriented development in a fast-growing part of the city. A bus rapid transit system with dedicated, camera-enforced lanes, priority at traffic signals and off-board fare payment will be put into place for a new downtown circulator route."
This is deja vu for residents because a similar plan had been brought up in the past. In 2008, Mayor Richard M. Daley proposed a plan that would increase parking fees up to $8 a day to fund an BRT system as well, "but opposition kept that plan from being enacted before a federal deadline passed," according to Kazis.