President Joe Biden will tout job creation and labor agreements during a visit to Baltimore on Monday to highlight a $6 billion, federally funded project to replace the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, which dates to the Civil War era, according to the White House. The White House is billing the speech as a “kickoff event” for the project, which will replace a 4-mile section of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, including the mile-long B&P Tunnel, with two tubes that will allow trains to travel at 100 mph. The old tunnel, built during the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant, is considered a bottleneck for both Amtrak and MARC trains because it forces trains to creep along at 30 mph or less.
President Joe Biden to tout job creation, labor agreements during Baltimore visit Monday
January 30, 2023