91 days out of office, Biden bemoans state of nation’s infrastructure; blames Chris Christie

91 days out of office, Biden bemoans state of nation’s infrastructure; blames Chris Christie

[Ed. – I do like the “Chris Christie” touch, in front of the New York audience.  The whole nation sucks, and what really blows is this guy across the river.]

Taking note of the recent service problems at North America’s busiest train station (including, he noted, an actual stampede), he said New York’s Penn Station, “is barely hanging on by a thread.”

New York’s airports and subways are, by Biden’s lights and pretty much everyone else’s, outmoded and overcrowded. Friday morning’s widespread MTA delays, which Biden apparently learned about while shaving, personally affected him by tripping up the guy who does his advance work.

Three years after Biden said LaGuardia Airport reminded him of a “third world” country, a statement that preceded Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s launch of an $8 billion renovation there, Biden told a room full of planners, bureaucrats, politicians and business people that the country’s infrastructure, like New York City’s, is a “national disgrace.”

The audience at the Regional Plan Association’s annual assembly was receptive, greeting his comments with rounds of laughter, particularly when he (twice) dinged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for halting construction on a new cross-Hudson tunnel…

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