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Report: Anthony Foxx to be Nominated Transportation Secretary

Anthony Foxx (pictured right)
Anthony Foxx (pictured right)

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.

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