President Obama has nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next secretary of transportation, succeeding Ray LaHood, who is stepping down. Obama named Foxx as his choice to lead DOT at a White House ceremony Monday afternoon. Following his formal nomination, Foxx must be confirmed by the Senate. Foxx, a Democrat, has expanded public transportation systems in his city, has developed a facility connecting freight to global ports and has added a third runway at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, the Washington Post reported Monday. Foxx, 42, has been Charlotte’s mayor for nearly four years.
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