BUFFALO, N.Y. —
On Friday, Obama plans to hold a town hall meeting at Binghamton University, then travel to Scranton, Pa., for an event at Lackawanna College. Vice President Joe Biden, a Scranton native, is to join Obama in his hometown. Biden has spent much of the week in Houston, where his son Beau underwent a medical procedure at a cancer center.
The president's highly secure bus was purchased by the Secret Service in 2011 for $1.1 million. The bus — unofficially known as "Ground Force One" — has dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights.