Vice President Joe Biden is commending a plan to renovate LaGuardia Airport, which he once likened to a "Third World country."
Biden joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Tuesday afternoon before Cuomo held a ceremonial groundbreaking.
The Democratic politicians say the overhaul will remake the airport's footprint and build a new central terminal, which should be completed by the end of 2021. There are also plans for ferry access and rail service that would connect to the Long Island Rail Road.
Cuomo said Tuesday that the vice president's unflattering remarks were right. He says he's proud to have heeded Biden's words.
Biden has pushed to update the nation's crumbling infrastructure. He says more states should be investing in infrastructure projects.