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Secretary of Transportation. On Monday, April 29, President Obama announced the nomination of Mayor Anthony Foxx, 42, as the next Secretary of Transportation. Mr. Foxx is the outgoing mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, where his transportation accomplishments include the development of a streetcar corridor, light rail transit expansion, a major Interstate expansion, and a runway addition at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. His nomination brings the perspective of a local executive who had a critical role in funding and delivering multi-modal transportation improvements to the leadership of the Department of Transportation. The Senate is expected to move swiftly to schedule confirmation hearings, though the date has not yet been announced. If confirmed, as expected, Mr. Foxx would become the youngest member of the President’s Cabinet...
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