Nominated Transportation Secretary proponent of Streetcar

capitol hillIn the last week of April, 2013 President Obama nominated Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next Secretary of Transportation, replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood who announced his retirement earlier this year. LaHood has indicated he would remain in office until the Senate confirms his successor.

 The administration touted Foxx’s work on Charlotte’s Streetcar Project, efforts to boost the city’s freight transport industry, and expansions to Charlotte International Airport and a light rail system.

Foxx is in his second term as mayor of Charlotte and prior to serving as mayor, Foxx worked as a lawyer, including serving on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee and Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.