Biden: Christie's 'wisdom' creating purgatory for commuters

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden has taken a jab at Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the region's mass transit woes.

Biden told an urban planning conference in New York on Friday that Christie's "infinite wisdom" in killing a rail tunnel project in 2010 means commuters are still in "purgatory."

New York's Penn Station has been the site of two recent derailments and other delays due to disabled trains, hampering travel on the Northeast Corridor.

Christie reiterates comments he made Thursday that the tunnel wouldn't have been near completion and that it was a bad deal for New Jersey because New York wasn't contributing funding to it.

The existing 110-year-old tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York operates at capacity during peak hours and is a source of regular delays.