Last week, to mark Amtrak’s 50th year, President Joe Biden visited Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to talk about U.S. passenger rail’s “bright” future with high-speed passenger rail. His proposed infrastructure legislation, the American Jobs Plan, commits $80 billion for rail service, much of it toward Amtrak. As a longtime Amtrak passenger himself, the president recalled fondly how fast and convenient the Wilmington-to-D.C. run was for him during his years in the U.S. Senate, as he totaled 7,000 round trips and more than 1 million miles on the rail.
Amtrak at 50: Biden is on the right track: High-speed rail merits greater attention
May 4, 2021