VP Biden talks transportation in NJ

Vice President Joe Biden called for radical restructuring of the country's transportation network as he introduced New Jersey's first highway project made possible by stimulus funds. Biden joined Gov.

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2009, 12:05 AM

Updated 5,553 days ago

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Vice President Joe Biden called for radical restructuring of the country's transportation network as he introduced New Jersey's first highway project made possible by stimulus funds.
Biden joined Gov. Jon Corzine and other New Jersey lawmakers to announce work on the Route 46 Bridge at John Street in Lodi. The area has been plagued by flooding, and Biden joined the Garden State politicians in saying they hope to fix those problems.
The vice president told union workers the current administration is looking to use the stimulus to create "jobs [so] you can raise a family." Besides projects like the bridge in Lodi, Biden says money for the ARC tunnel project will create 6,000 jobs a day for the next 10 years.
"New Jersey grows ? the whole nation grows," he said.
Biden also stumped for Corzine, commending the governor for his help with the recovery act. The vice president says Corzine was the first person he called during the transition for advice on how to fix the economy.


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