Anthony Foxx http://wfae.org en Charlotte Loses Out To Kansas City Streetcar In Federal Grant Competition http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-loses-out-kansas-city-streetcar-federal-grant-competition <p>Charlotte's streetcar project is not dead, but its future is in limbo after the city's initial federal funding application was denied.&nbsp; Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers says there are other grants the streetcar may qualify for, but snagging them could require more investment from the city's taxpayers.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:59:24 +0000 Julie Rose 34713 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Loses Out To Kansas City Streetcar In Federal Grant Competition Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary http://wfae.org/post/foxx-confirmed-next-transportation-secretary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. The Senate voted unanimously in his favor Thursday afternoon. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Before the vote, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller praised Foxx.</p><p>"He is an expert on transportation, intermodal and otherwise," Rockefeller says. "He understands the lay of the land and he's done it. He's a superb and qualified person who is very much needed to overlook our enormous transportation system, which is in trouble"</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:11:22 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 30227 at http://wfae.org Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary News Roundtable: Mayor Foxx, Airport Authority, Panthers And More http://wfae.org/post/news-roundtable-mayor-foxx-airport-authority-panthers-and-more <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is Mayor Foxx headed to Washington as the new Secretary of Transportation? His nomination may mean new leadership for the city. Who might fill his position here and what will Foxx face during his confirmation hearings. A panel of journalists and a political scientist share their thoughts on that and on the possible change in ownership of Douglas airport, Panther stadium funding and more when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26314 at http://wfae.org News Roundtable: Mayor Foxx, Airport Authority, Panthers And More With Nomination In Hand, Foxx Faces GOP Delay Machine http://wfae.org/post/nomination-hand-foxx-faces-gop-delay-machine <p>It was the worst-kept secret in Charlotte politics. Anthony Foxx’s nomination as the 17<sup>th</sup> U.S. Secretary of Transportation is <a href="http://wfae.org/post/obama-will-appoint-foxx-transportation-secretary">reality</a>.</p><p>Coming a day before his 42<sup>nd</sup> birthday, Mayor Foxx’s rise has been calculated since his first run to lead the Charlotte back in 2009, followed by overseeing a fairly successful Democratic National Convention.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:35:26 +0000 Michael Bitzer 26245 at http://wfae.org With Nomination In Hand, Foxx Faces GOP Delay Machine