Secretary of Transportation http://wfae.org en 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 Foxx On 'Fast Rail' To Transportation Secretary http://wfae.org/post/foxx-fast-rail-transportation-secretary <p>Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx appears to be on a smooth course for confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He fielded mostly friendly questions from a Senate Committee today and could be confirmed by the full Senate in a matter of weeks.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foxx spent the last few weeks in a crash course on transportation department structure and lingo. And he's been meeting the senators who must approve his nomination, so he had a pretty good idea what they'd ask during his confirmation hearing.</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:16:28 +0000 Julie Rose 27841 at http://wfae.org Foxx On 'Fast Rail' To Transportation Secretary President Obama: Foxx Will Be 'Outstanding' Transportation Secretary http://wfae.org/post/president-obama-foxx-will-be-outstanding-transportation-secretary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama made it official Monday afternoon: he's nominating Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to become the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation.</span></p><p>With Foxx standing by his side at a White House press conference, the president said that the mayor will be an "outstanding" transportation secretary, and that Foxx's focus on transit has helped to create jobs and attract new businesses to Charlotte.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:22:17 +0000 Michael Tomsic 26247 at http://wfae.org President Obama: Foxx Will Be 'Outstanding' Transportation Secretary 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