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Biden advocates for expanding passenger rail in speech celebrating Amtrak

Posted on AllSides April 30th, 2021
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President Biden delivered remarks on Friday to celebrate 50 years of service by Amtrak, arguing that expanding and investing in the country's passenger rail system would help the economy by creating jobs and benefit the environment by cutting down on fossil fuel emissions from commuters.

"Amtrak doesn't just carry us from one place to another, it opens up enormous opportunities," Mr. Biden said. He also reiterated that expanding passenger rail service would mean the creation of union jobs.

Mr. Biden's remarks came as he continues to promote his multi-trillion dollar...

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