"The federal funds will be used to support Chicago’s creation of four pilot routes of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network. The new BRT routes will have their own dedicated lanes and the buses will be equipped with technology to help speed them through traffic with priority right of way at busy signalized intersections. In addition, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will be able to purchase new and cleaner hybrid engine vehicles." Congestion pricing for street parkings means raising the rates during rush hours, mornings and evenings.
How about doing like Portland and aiming for a Platinum Level in "Bicycle Friendliness"? ::DOT to Provide More Than $153M to Chicago to Reduce Traffic Congestion