‘Amtrak Joe’ touts transit funding for Northeast Hall

“The construction has deteriorated, the roof is leaking, the ground is sinking — that is america of America, for God’s sake,” Biden mentioned. “We all know now we have to show we’re significantly better than that.”

The Gateway undertaking in New York and New Jersey is anticipated to ship improved and expanded connections for 450 trains and 200,000 passengers each weekday between Newark, N.J., and Penn Station in New York Metropolis on Amtrak and commuter strains. The present construction has been in use for over 100 years and suffered extra injury from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 

The visits observe Biden’s first infrastructure look of the 12 months in entrance of the Brent Spence Bridge Hall Mission, which connects Ohio and Kentucky, in early January. The $1.6 billion in new funding from the regulation goals to repair America’s second-worst truck bottleneck, and the states anticipate to interrupt floor by the tip of this 12 months with completion anticipated by 2029.

“That’s what this undertaking and tasks like this are about — it is about making investments in America’s cities, cities, and rural America — and it’s about rattling time we’re doing it,” Biden mentioned, including that the Baltimore tunnel undertaking will add 20,000 good-paying jobs. “To have the very best financial system on this planet, you must have the very best infrastructure on this planet.”

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