Biden delivers remarks on ‘Build Back Better’ plan in Scranton during his first visit as president

Regional News

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — In his first visit to Scranton as president, Joe Biden is slated to appear at the Electric City Trolley Museum to push his “Build Back Better” plan Wednesday afternoon.

Biden arrived in Avoca around 4:15 p.m. President Biden also traveled with Senator Bob Casey (D)-PA on Marine One.

President Biden was traveling from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton where he was expected to speak around 5:30 p.m. to highlight the benefits his “Build Back Better” agenda will have in Pennsylvania.

The President traveled down the Biden Expressway, newly named in his honor, into downtown Scranton.

In Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan Pennsylvania will receive $11.3 billion for highway improvement projects and $1.6 billion for bridge repairs or replacement.

Below you can watch President Biden’s full speech at the Electric City Trolley Museum.

The agenda Biden will speak on also includes providing billions of dollars for a wide range of social programs and improving broadband access to Americans.

“We’d love to see improvements in the infrastructure and hopefully we can get this bill passed and it’ll help everyone,” said Wayne Hiller, the Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

community calendar

Local News

More Local News