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Biden’s visit: Locals missed opportunity

Last week, the Democratic candidate for president of the United States made a train trip across eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

He is a man who has set an example for others by using the railroad to commute to Washington, D.C., for nearly 50 years. He has made promises to bring more resources to this vital industry if he is elected.

Although an important railroad center with a rich, long history, Altoona sent no one out to meet him or to welcome him to this area. His whistle-stop tour stopped at Johnstown.

Suffice it to say, if there are railroad investments to be made and railroad jobs following Joe Biden’s election, they will most likely go to eastern Ohio or to centers near Philadelphia.

This is not a tragedy of bad manners. It’s worse. It’s a mistake.

Carin Pacifico

Hollidaysburg

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