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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate voted 100 to 0 to confirm Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary
, according to several sources including the Charlotte Observer
Foxx, who replaces Ray LaHood, will immediately confront safety and funding challenges in a large department that oversees the nation’s highway, transit, aviation and rail networks.
The current chair of the Metropolitan Transit Commission, Foxx successfully led efforts to advance regional transportation initiatives including breaking ground on the streetcar project and a third runway at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and securing $1 billion in funding to extend the LYNX Blue Line to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Foxx received a law degree from New York University’s School of Law as a Root-Tilden Scholar, the University’s prestigious public service scholarship, and earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Davidson College. He is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar and a graduate of its Leadership Institute.
Prior to joining the DesignLine Corp. as Deputy General Counsel in 2009, Foxx was an attorney at Hunton & Williams law firm. He also served as a law clerk for the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and staff counsel to the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. For the full story, click here.
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