Biden speaks on infrastructure in Philadelphia

BySEAN CARLIN Associated Press AP logo
Thursday, October 16, 2014
VIDEO: Biden speaks on infrastructure in Philadelphia
Vice President Joe Biden is in Philadelphia today.

PHILADELPHIA -- Vice President Joe Biden says investing in the country's infrastructure is needed to support what he called "good paying jobs you can raise a middle class family on."

Biden spoke at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia on Thursday after touring a dredging barge accompanied by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Reps. Chaka Fattah and Bob Brady, all D-Pa.

He was in town to highlight a 102.5-mile dredging project that stretches from the Ben Franklin Bridge to the Delaware Bay. Work on the 2.5-mile section in Philadelphia started last month.

Biden says the project and further infrastructure enhancements are "what we desperately need in this country now."