CHICAGO - Chicago will receive $153 million in federal money to fund an ambitious congestion-relief program unveiled yesterday by Mayor Richard Daley and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters that includes congestion pricing for street parking and the establishment of rapid bus routes aimed at cutting downtown traffic and improving air quality.

"Chicago's plan is ambitious, bold, and innovative - just like the city itself," Peters said. "We support Chicago's leaders because their plan helps to ensure that the city that works doesn't become the city that idles."

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