Vice President Joe Biden to speak at 30th Street Station
The event will focus on the importance of infrastructure investment
February 3, 2014, 6:23 pm · Updated February 3, 2014, 9:48 pm·
Sarah Smith | DP
Vice President Joe Biden will be coming to Philadelphia on Thursday, the White House announced on Monday.
Biden will speak at 30th Street Station at an event ”highlighting the importance of infrastructure investment,” according to a press release from the White House.
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will also attend the event. Further details about the event have not yet been released.
In February 2011, Biden, again at 30th Street Station, announced a $53 billion plan to fund high speed rails. At the time, he explained that the passenger rail plan would create jobs, grow the economy and protect the environment.
Biden most recently visited Penn in May of last year, when he delivered the commencement address for the Class of 2013.
He also visited Philadelphia in February 2013 — about two months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — to talk about gun control with numerous city and state leaders, including Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Mayor Michael Nutter and Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.).