Biden had promised to visit soon after the derailment. He has faced criticism from some residents and from former President Donald Trump, who made a trip to the community shortly after the disaster.
Amtrak says the Coast Starlight train was carrying 198 passengers and 13 crew when it rammed into a public works truck on a raised gravel crossing. The truck's driver was taken to a trauma center.
The federal government is accusing Norfolk Southern of "unlawfully polluting" the country's waterways and violating the Clean Water Act in the accident near East Palestine.
Twenty-two cars, including 10 carrying ethanol, derailed west of Minneapolis; four are on fire. The derailment's cause is under investigation. There is a half-mile evacuation area around the site.
Firefighters are often "woefully under-equipped" to handle train accidents that emit hazardous materials. Most of those serious enough to cause evacuations happened near small towns.
The U.S. saw more than one thousand train derailments last year, but industry leaders say traveling by rail remains one of the safest methods of transportation.
A wheel bearing on the train's 23rd car overheated to a dangerous degree, a new NTSB report says. An earlier warning may have helped to prevent the derailment, officials said.
The subway train derailment occurred on Line 12 at Olivos Station in Mexico City. Photos from the scene show two train cars dangling precariously from the elevated track.