Joe Biden: Amtrak commuter

The Daily Kos points recent Democratic ticket Joe Biden‘s history of support for Amtrak.

  • Commutes to work each day from Wilmington,DE to DC on Amtrak
  • Original co-sponsor of the Amtrak Reauthorization Bill (National Defense Rail Act), S.104, introduced on January 7, 2003
  • Amtrak president George Warrington presented Biden with a “Champion of the Rails” award in June 2001
  • The American Passenger Rail Coalition (APRC), a national association of railroad equipment suppliers and rail businesses, presented him its “Rail Leadership Award” in March 2002.
  • Son Hunter Biden is on the Amtrak board.

From Treehugger; Joe Biden on a bus in 1976 and in 2004 on a train

I don’t want to create a political debate free for all. Simply wanted to point out that the Obama/Biden ticket is mass transit friendly. The Triangle has very close proximity to both Union Station and downtown proper which will continue to be *THE* hub of metro and most future transit projects such as possible light rail or streetcars.

UPDATE (8/28/2008 8:40pm): Added the photo from Treehugger.

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