V.P. Biden praises high-speed rail during Dallas visit

Vice President Joe Biden came to Texas on Wednesday to promote more spending on America's highways, roadways and rail lines.

One doesn’t have to look hard to find examples of crumbling Texas roads and bridges, like the Irving Boulevard Bridge in Dallas.

FOX 4 News has covered several stories of drivers busting their axles on the bridge, but that's not the sort of infrastructure that the vice president was most interested in –- Biden has his eyes on a high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston.

He praised the high speed rail slated for Dallas to Houston; a private venture backed by Texas investors. However, he hinted there was still opportunity for government dollars for rail expansion.

When Biden arrived, he walked shoulder-to-shoulder with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Biden praised the city's efforts to match infrastructure to growth but expressed disappointment that Texas has declined federal funding.

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