SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says that Brazil's biggest city will receive the equivalent of $2.5 billion of federal funds to expand its subway and commuter train networks.

She said Friday the funds are part of the $9.6 billion dollars the federal government will lend Sao Paulo state to improve its urban mobility.

Sao Paulo will have 30 years to repay the government at subsidized interest rate.

Anger over poor public transportation services helped fuel the massive protests that have hit several cities since June.