KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A day after President Joe Biden visited Kansas City to talk about how his “Building a Better America” plan will improve the country, Mayor Quinton Lucas delivered a gift of appreciation from the Commander in Chief.
Biden traveled to Kansas City on Wednesday to talk about the need for infrastructure improvements across the country. The $1.2 trillion deal will be focused on roads, bridges, water systems, broadband and greater resilience against climate change.
Biden hoped to drum up support for the deal by delivering a speech at the Kansas City Transportation Authority.
The decision to hold Biden’s visit at KCATA was to promote federal investment in local public transportation but also connect with people — like KCATA workers — who stand to benefit from the injection of money.
Biden, well known for his affinity for public transportation, expressed his appreciation for Kansas City’s transit system.
“Creating good union jobs, they’re good for the environment, and they’re making them free for all riders,” Biden said.
On Thursday, Lucas visited Kansas City’s sign crews and dropped off a specially made Highway 46 sign that Biden autographed. It’s the no. 46 because Biden is the 46th President of the United States.