Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed today released a statement congratulating Mayor Anthony Foxx of Charlotte as the nominee for U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Foxx is a close ally of Mayor Reed and the mayor of Atlanta even paid a visit to Charlotte in February, to help the mayor of Charlotte over two hurdles – funding for a new Panthers football stadium, and a city streetcar system. The same streetcar system cited by the White House as a reason for Foxx’ nomination – and similar to the one being built in Atlanta.
Below is the full release from Mayor Reed.
“I applaud President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate Mayor Anthony Foxx as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. A committed public servant, Mayor Foxx worked tirelessly to improve infrastructure and foster manufacturing and economic development in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. I have no doubt that the U.S. Department of Transportation will benefit tremendously from his leadership and that it will continue to secure our nation’s economic future through vital infrastructure investments that create well-paying jobs and enhance our global competitiveness.”