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Secretary of Transportation
Anthony Foxx became the 17th United States secretary of transportation on July 2, 2013.
Foxx leads an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime, and surface transportation. His primary goal is to ensure that America maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world.
Foxx joined the U.S. Department of Transportation after serving as the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., from 2009 to 2013. As mayor, he made efficient and innovative transportation investments the centerpiece of Charlotte’s job creation and economic recovery efforts. These investments included extending the LYNX light rail system, expanding Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, working with North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to accelerate the I-485 outer belt loop using a creative design-build-finance approach, and starting the Charlotte Streetcar project.
Foxx previously served two terms on the Charlotte City Council as an at-large representative. As a council member, he chaired the Transportation Committee and the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Fox is an attorney and has spent much of his career in private practice. He also worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.