Politics

Train station named in Biden’s honor after $20 million stimulus-funded renovation

Steven Nelson Associate Editor

Vice President Joe Biden, who famously commuted from Delaware to Washington, D.C. while a senator, will have Wilmington, Delaware’s train station named in his honor this Saturday.

NBC Philadelphia reports that the station will be rechristened the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station following a two-year renovation that used $20 million in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Earlier this year, Biden unveiled a proposal to spend $53 billion on the construction of high-speed rail projects. He said at the event where he unveiled the proposal, “I’m like the ombudsman for Amtrak.”

The Wilmington station, built in 1907, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.