Biden touts a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ for Amtrak during Philly visit
President Joe Biden speaks Friday at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. - Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden called Friday for a major investment in rail service to create jobs and fight climate change as he visited Philadelphia to promote his sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure proposal. “Today we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to position Amtrak and rail” to “play a central role” in the country’s economic future, Biden said at a blustery railyard just outside 30th Street Station. Touting a vision of new connections like one from Scranton and Allentown to New York, Biden, in a blue hat, said such investments would spark the economy with cleaner transportat...