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Anthony Foxx

My Takeaways From the Administration's Infrastructure Investment Summit

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Lifting the ban on interstate tolling for purposes of reconstruction will not directly replenish the Highway Trust Fund, but it will give states the flexibility to use a reliable financing option to help meet their infrastructure funding challenges. Give states the flexibility to fund their transportation infrastructure projects the best way they see fit.

GOP Sen. Richard Burr Plans To Run In 2016, Despite Retirement Rumors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Despite some rumblings that he would retire, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told the Nat...

'Green News Report' - July 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Sudden storm ravages campground in VA; New rules for explosiv...

House Republican Proposes $10.9 Billion Plan To Save Transport Fund

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

(New throughout, adds reaction from conservative group) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways a...

Anthony Foxx: Thoughts on Fatherhood in the 21st Century

Anthony Foxx | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Anthony Foxx

Growing up, if I wanted to play catch, I often had to play it alone. Sometimes I'd even aim at a tree for lack of person with a glove at the other end of the yard.

Obama To Make Big Ask To Congress For Crumbling Bridge Repair

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The government is running out of money to repair deteriorating roads, bridges and ports, and President Barack Obama says more ...

Transportation Secretary: 'We Must Do More'

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration warned Congress Monday that a key federal government fund used to pay for the nation's roads, bridges and...

Obama Hits The Road To Push For Highway Funding

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will push for Congress to quickly pass a bill to replenish dwindling funds for highway and bri...

WATCH: Harvard School Of Public Health Panel On Distracted Driving With Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Lance Gould | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact

Distracted driving is a national safety issue, responsible for 421,000 injuries and more than 3000 deaths in 2012. The problem is so pervasive that...

Transportation Safety Head Calls For End To 'Tombstone Mentality'

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents e...

U.S. Transportation Officials Accuse Industry Of Hampering Oil Train Safety

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say the oil industry is not giving up information needed to gauge the danger of moving crude by...

Biden: 'I May Be A White Boy, But I Can Jump'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a reception honoring Black History Month at the Naval Observatory on Tuesd...

Transportation Secretary May Move Against In-Flight Calls

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

* Communications agency looking into looser rules on mobile phone use * DOT has heard outpouring of opposition to in-flight phone cal...

Foxx Sworn In As Transportation Secretary

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department says former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx has been sworn in as President Barack Obama's new transpor...

Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., and a political ally of President Barack Obama, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate...

Senators Are Unusually Warm To Anthony Foxx

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary – Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx – received a friendly rece...

Republicans In Dixie Use Power For Control Change

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Even with Republicans holding unprecedented political power across the South, Democrats remain mostly in charge of urban centers in otherwi...

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Joanne Goldblum | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Most low-income workers are women, who may be especially concerned about safety, particularly if systems aren't well-maintained, well-lit and adequately policed.

Obama Announces New Cabinet Pick

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday tapped rising Democratic politician Anthony Foxx to lead the Department of Transportation, an agency at...

Obama Making New Cabinet Pick

Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democ...

Sam Stein

The Next Transportation Secretary Is ...

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will name Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, sources ...

Dem Mayor Makes Decision About Future

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mayor Anthony Foxx, considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Friday he would not run for re-election, but he did...

Dem's Star Rising As Convention Kicks Off

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention...

Where Up-And-Coming Black Politicos Went To School

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

In keeping with BlackVoices' back-to-school theme this month, we decided to take a look at the college backgrounds of some rising political stars. ...

Jason Cherkis

Democratic Convention's Host City Boasts Anti-Union Rules, Packed Shelters, Food Deserts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Whole Foods were to sell a city, the proposal might look like how local booster Dan Murrey pitches Charlotte. In Murrey's tellin...