2023-01-31 10:15:31

Biden to highlight grant for NYC rail tunnel under Hudson

By Josh Boak

WASHINGTON New day, new tunnel.

President Joe Biden is ready to showcase a $292 million mega grant that will be used to help build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, part of a broader effort to draw a contrast between his economic vision and that of Republicans.

The money is part of $1.2 billion in mega grants being awarded under the 2021 infrastructure law. The Democratic president's trip to New York City comes on the heels of his stop Monday in Baltimore to highlight the replacement of an aging rail tunnel there, where he pledged that government spending on infrastructure will boost economic growth and create blue-collar jobs.

When America sees these projects popping up across the country, it sends a really important message: When we work together, theres not a damn thing we cant do, Biden said Monday. Theres nothing beyond our capacity.

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