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President Joe Biden spoke Monday afternoon in Baltimore to address replacing the aging Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel.
The president visited Baltimore to discuss how Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will replace the 150-year-old, 1.4-mile-long B&P Tunnel to address the largest bottleneck for commuters on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
"This is just the beginning of having a 21st century rail system that's been so long overdue in this country," Biden said.
The president said the project is expected to generate 30,000 jobs on a crucial part of the Northeast's infrastructure. The president also announced kickoff agreements to ensure good-paying union jobs remain on the project.
The total cost of the program, which includes related bridges and equipment modernization, is expected to reach $6 billion with infrastructure law funding contributing up to $4.7 billion.