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“Amtrak Joe” Biden, in Philly, Announces New Plan for High-Speed Rail

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The Obama administration is taking its infrastructure push on the road. First stop: Philadelphia, to announce a $53 billion plan to invest in high-speed rail. To Vice President Joe Biden, high-speed rail isn’t just another administration initiative. He’s Mr. Amtrak. He gets it. Biden says he’s made 7,900 round trips between Wilmington and Washington on […]

Biden on Stimulus Aid to Cities: “We’re Trying … It’s Imperfect”

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Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that the White House’s economic recovery push has created stumbling blocks for cities hoping to take advantage of the stimulus, but he defended the administration’s efforts to take a more holistic view of transportation, housing, and other urban concerns. Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: PolitiFact.com After a speech touting […]

Is the Obama Administration Poised to Push Transit?

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While President Barack Obama promoted wind power and cap-and-trade legislation, VP Joe Biden spent Earth Day talking up transit. Public radio’s "The Takeaway" reports that Biden held a presser at a bus maintenance facility in Landover, Maryland, to tout a $300 million investment in hybrid buses and other municipal vehicles as part of the federal […]

Obama and Biden Plan Whistle-Stop Inauguration Tour

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Looks like the new administration is sending better signals with its inauguration plans than with its most recent White House appointment. TPM has more on the rail-friendly gesture and its traffic-mitigating impact: The Presidential Inaugural Committee has hit on a novel way of reducing the pressure that the enormous crowd expected to show up on […]