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President to name Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

Posted on 28 Apr 2013 by Justin Ruckman

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will tap Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new secretary of transportation on Monday, a White House official said Sunday, speaking anonymously because the announcement is not yet official.

Read more by Franco Ordoñez at the Charlotte Observer.

Foxx, whose profile rose when his city hosted the Democratic National Convention last summer, announced in early April that he would be leaving office at the end of this year. His name had already been floated as a possible pick for transportation secretary, owing to the work he had done on Charlotte’s transit system, including streetcar and light-rail projects.

Read more at the Huffington Post.


  1. Greg 28 Apr 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Good for him. I could be wrong, didn’t McCoy start the light rail and street car projects when he was mayor? Either way congrats, this make two people who started their careers in Charlotte and advance from there…