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Chicago's Transit Authority will receive nearly $1.1 billion in federal grant funding to help pay for upgrades meant to expand rail capacity on the north side of the city, officials said Monday. The money will go toward work planned on the city's Red and Purple Lines.

The proposed regulations could lead to the proliferation of high-speed trains in the United States.

Federal and state authorities are making progress in cutting through the regulatory thicket. An all-star cast of political officials turned out on Oct. 14 in New York City to mark what might seem a minor turn of the bureaucratic gears: the listing of Amtrak's big trans-Hudson tunneling project on the federal infrastructure dashboard.

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To update their systems, Brazil is turning to the private sector for procurement. Brazil’s Metro Company of the Federal District of Brasilia (Brazil Metrô-DF) is now accepting bid proposals for the provision, assembly and installation of equipment to modernize the Federal District Metro's Line 1 data transmission system.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $27 billion transformation of New York City's mass transit system Monday morning at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. "It's the recreation of the MTA," Cuomo told reporters and others at the press conference.

Francis Aquino, whose company makes an app for meditation, has a most un-Zen commute: an eight-mile drive to Santa Monica that can take an hour and fifteen minutes each way in bumper-to-bumper Los Angeles traffic. The 38-year-old office manager for Headspace Inc.

On Wednesday, San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) experienced an electrical issue that took out a portion of track, forcing the agency to use a fleet of loaned buses to transport passengers and causing massive delays.

Learn about DOT's Smart City Challenge, where the winning city can secure up to $40 million in funding to connect transportation assets into an interactive network.

(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) Transit agencies have known for some time that capturing the energy generated when trains slow down, a process known as "regenerative braking," can save money and reduce the need for purchased electricity, and systems all over the world have explored ways to use that energy to help run their trains.

The Make My Trip Count survey gave people an opportunity to provide more detail about how they commute than ever before. For the first time, respondents were able to select multiple modes and indicate how often they use each mode. In addition, they had the opportunity to provide detailed information on strengths, opportunities, and suggested improvements regarding their experiences.

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