Why any politician would want his name attached to a taxpayer-subsidized fiscal sinkhole like Amtrak is...
Never mind. This all makes perfect sense.
Frequent train rider, Vice President Joe Biden will be forever linked with the Wilmington train station.Perhaps Biden will call on Chuck Graham to test out the new wheelchair ramps during Saturday's ceremony.
In honor of the long-time Amtrak rider and strong advocate of passenger rail, the newly renovated station will be dedicated as the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station on Saturday.
As a U.S. Senator from Delaware for 36 years, Biden regularly traveled by train between Wilmington and Washington, D.C.
Wilmington Station underwent a nearly two-year, $37.7-million renovation. Funding for the project included $20 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The station is the 12th busiest in the Amtrak system, serving more than 696,000 passengers in Fiscal Year 2010. SEPTA and Delaware Transit Corporation passengers also use the station.
Amtrak said passengers will enjoy a larger concourse, safety improvements and a new passenger information display system. The renovation also included enhancements to the station's accessibility for people with disabilities.