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In New York, 'Amtrak Joe' Biden touts Hudson tunnel project

Stalled undertaking expected to create 72,000 jobs.

Posted 2/3/23

President Joe Biden on Tuesday showcased 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, a construction project the White House has said is expected to create 72,000 jobs.

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 came 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.

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