DALLAS-It’s been an action packed political week in DFW, just off of the heels of Hillary Clinton’s visit on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden was in Big D today.
But unlike Clinton, he's not hot on the campaign trail after announcing he wouldn't pursue a presidential bid this time around.
Obama's right hand man met with Dallas leaders, including Mayor Mike Rawlings, on the rooftop of Southside on Lamar to discuss the importance of investing in the city's infrastructure.
"Development and infrastructure are part of the reasons why our city is booming," said Rawlings.
But it was a topic close to Biden’s heart that brought him to tour Texas.
"The president always kids me and everyone else if you read any profile of me, they call me the train guy,” said Biden.
Yeah, the train guy was here to talk trains, high speed trains that might connect Dallas and Houston in a few years.
It would be one of the first fast speed train systems in the U.S.
"With the new technology trains will go 200 miles plus and take less than 90 minutes to get to Houston," said Biden.
The Vice President also stressed the convenience for riders, projecting 8.5 million riders would use the train by 2050.
Biden's trip is part of a three-city tour, starting in Houston and rounding out in San Antonio tonight.
Looks like that long drive down I-45 could be a thing of the past!