Senate Confirms Foxx to Head U.S. DOT
Last week, Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx was confirmed by a vote of 100–0 to serve as the 17th Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). Foxx replaces former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who emerged as one of the nation’s most vocal champions for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Foxx will head an agency faced with many budget challenges, including mandatory sequestration cuts and decreasing highway trust-fund revenue.
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