Statement from Mayor Buckhorn on the Appointment of Mayor Anthony Foxx as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the following statement on President Obama's appointment of Mayor Anthony Foxx as U.S. Secretary of Transportation:

"Mayor Foxx is a good friend and I could not be more pleased with President Obama's decision to appoint him as our next Secretary of Transportation. As Mayor, he has made transportation a priority for Charlotte because he understands the important connection between mobility and economic development. He is conversant on transportation issues facing urban America and understands the challenges that local leaders face. Mayor Foxx represents the next generation of leadership and I look forward to working with him to expand and improve transit options here in Tampa."