President to name Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation
Posted on 28 Apr 2013 by Justin Ruckman
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will tap Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new secretary of transportation on Monday, a White House official said Sunday, speaking anonymously because the announcement is not yet official.
Foxx, whose profile rose when his city hosted the Democratic National Convention last summer, announced in early April that he would be leaving office at the end of this year. His name had already been floated as a possible pick for transportation secretary, owing to the work he had done on Charlotte’s transit system, including streetcar and light-rail projects.