For a majority of his political profession, President Biden was a commuter, making the 90-minute Amtrak Metroliner journey between Washington and his house in Wilmington, Del., when the Senate was in session. There have been even just a few journeys thrown in when he was vp.
On Friday, he arrived in Philadelphia — transported by presidential aircraft — to rejoice the railroad’s fiftieth anniversary; ship a passionate case for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, which incorporates $80 billion for mass transit; and reminisce.
“Amtrak grew to become my household,” Mr. Biden mentioned, ticking off the railroad’s environmental and financial advantages whereas standing in entrance of a parked Acela practice on the William H. Grey III thirtieth Road Station.
“It supplied me with, and I’m not joking, a complete different household,” he added. “Amtrak doesn’t simply carry us from one place to a different, it opens up huge prospects.”