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Amtrak at 50: Biden is on the right track: High-speed rail merits greater attention

May 4, 2021

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.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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