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Anthony Foxx is an American politician and lawyer. From 2013 to 2017 he served as the United States Secretary of Transportation. Previously from 2009 to 2013 Anthony Foxx served as the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Anthony Foxx is one of members of Democratic Party. In 2005 he was first elected to the Charlotte City Council. Anthong Foxx was the youngest mayor of Charlotte City and second African American mayor when he won the mayoral contest.  In April 2013 Anthony Foxx was nominated as the Secretary of Transportation by American President Barack Obama and he was confirmed by a 100-0 vote in June 2013.

On April 30, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina Anthony Foxx was born. His mother, Laura Foxx, and his grandparents, James and Mary Foxx raised him. In 1993 Foxx  graduated from Davidson College, where he was the first African American president for the student body. In 1996 he earned J.D. from New York University School of Law. Before being elected to the Charlotte City Council, Anthong Foxx worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and a staff council on the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. Anthong Foxx is married to Samara Ryder, also an attorney; they have a daughter namely Hillary (13) and a son named Zachary (11).

Anthong Foxx Motivational Quotations:

  • “Everywhere I go, I see incredible examples of communities that have a vision for transportation and how it will impact the quality of life, mobility, economics and opportunity.”

  • “Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian.”

  • “No one respects the First Amendment more than I do. People have a right to express their concerns and their hopes and dreams to their government.”

  • “The reality about transportation is that it's future-oriented. If we're planning for what we have, we're behind the curve.”

  • “The key word for transportation in the 21st is 'choice.”

  • “You come to Washington, there's a rail bill, there's a highway bill, there's a aviation bill. But when you go home, there's an airport, there's a highway, there's a rail, there's transit. It all has to work together.”

  • “Not every innovation in transportation is going to come from government or even a large enterprise. There are smart people out there with tools and skills to come up with great ideas.”

  • “I think public service is a calling and you do it as long as the things that brought you into the office can continue getting you up in the morning and as long as there's still work to get done.”

  • “I aspire to be useful.”

  • “I support same-sex marriage.”

  • “People are sitting in traffic longer, and the types of solutions that are needed to relieve that congestion are ones that are paid for by the Highway Trust Fund.”

  • “The whole idea that vehicles in the future will communicate with each other is a really big deal. It's a big deal for safety... and it's an opportunity to engage the automobile in the work of ensuring collision avoidance.”

  • “Find a place where you add value to a community.”

  • “It is unacceptable for passengers to be stranded in planes on the tarmac for hours on end.”

  • “As we look at a future where we're going to have to double our freight capacity, how do you create a freight system that's integrated across the country when you have 50 different freight systems that are built one state at a time?”

  • “We cannot meet the needs of a growing country and a growing economy by simply maintaining our current level of effort. We must do more.”

  • “I've seen Congress do some remarkable things within a short period of time.”'

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  • “I was born to a single mom and raised by her and my grandparents.”

  • “The rapid increase in the production and transportation of crude oil requires additional vigilance for the continued safe movement of this commodity.”

  • “Bridges and roads take years to build, but too often, states and communities haven't known if funding will be there for them more than a few months at a time.”

  • “There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system.”

  • “A lot of people in the technology space love the idea of a solving a problem.”

  • “Local transit agencies have developed apps to let you know when the next bus is coming, but there are so many more applications that can be done.”

  • “Part of being innovative in government is sometimes not trying to plot out the last chapter of the book, but to be open and see what comes back.”

  • “Passengers want options, and when they have options, like passenger rail, they choose them.”

  • “Would I like to see baseball happen in Charlotte? Absolutely.”

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  • “Tolling... has a place. We're not going to toll our way to prosperity as a country. It is a tool that can be used in some instances, for example, to add capacity and to pay for that capacity privately. But I don't think it is a complete solution to how we deal with our surface transportation issues.”

  • “Even one heatstroke death is one too many because every death caused by leaving a child unattended in a hot car is 100 percent avoidable.”

  • “America is hungry and starving for more infrastructure investment.”

  • “If we're going to have an unconventional budget, we probably need an unconventional process to get there.”

  • “I was in Nashville, Tennessee, and I saw - we talk about crumbling bridges - I saw one, concrete literally falling onto the underpass below, threatening auto traffic.”

  • “We know no one is perfect, but what we cannot tolerate, what we will never accept, is a person or company that knows dangers exists and says nothing - literally, silence can kill.”

  • “Today, 65 percent of America's population live in metropolitan areas - and 95 percent of all the transit miles traveled are traveled there. Metropolitan regions are the engines of our economy.”

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  • “I'm very bullish on the streetcar.”

  • “The tragic thing is that we're letting our transportation system crumble at the exact moment we need to build it up.”

  • “The I-495 Bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware, is tilting.”

  • “Who someone loves should never be an issue at work or anyplace else.”

  • “I was the first mayor to even go meet with the LGBT community.”

  • “The gas tax has been the backbone of the transportation system since the inception of the Interstate highway system in the 1950s.”

  • “Less revenue, more people, more freight, more gridlock - that is not a formula for success.”

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