Obama Nominates Anthony Foxx As Next DOT Head
April 30th, 2013 9:23 PM Share
President Obama announced the nomination of Anthony Foxx, the current mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, as his choice to succeed Ray LaHood as the next head of the Department of Transportation.
While LaHood’s legacy will largely relate to distracted driving legislation and an increase in the CAFE standard, little is known about how Foxx will align himself and the DOT on auto related issues. So far, much of Foxx’s transportation related work involves infastructure, specifically mass transit projects for his home city.
Published May 1st, 2013 8:00 AM
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All these posts recall to mind 40+ years ago: DOT Doug Thoms and his 5,000 lb. "Safety Car", complete with periscope so you could see what was behind you. All I hope for is that the highways are kept in good repair, steady improvements/replacements for the existing roads and bridges and more passenger trains. You know, what the Dept. of Transportation is SUPPOSED to do.
Being a red blooded black man can I weigh in? Forget the fact that Obama is 50% Caucasian,42%+/- Arabic a 7%+/- African. Did it really surprise anyone that qualifications did not matter as much as looks? How about someone from Detroit(the former automotive mecca, not the present war zone)?
It's sad that exactly 14 of 32 posts are on topic, and of those one is crying about how Obama is a socialist. The rest is all racism. How pathetic.
I truly sickens me that race was brought into this thread. It is not necessary. History is against you, just don't go there.