Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx will be nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as transportation secretary and succeed Ray LaHood, Bloomberg reports.
Cotten Timberlake and Hans Nichols write the two-term mayor was re-elected in 2011 and previously served as a member of the city council from 2005 to 2009.
The city recently broke ground on a new streetcar project aimed to bring a new electric tram service to Charlotte, according to report.
Bloomberg reports harlotte has also broken ground on a freight intended to connect the city to global ports, a new parallel runway at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and extended its light-real system to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Prior to entering public service, he practiced law with Hunton & Williams LLP, Timberlake and Nichols report.