Building America’s Future Applauds Confirmation of Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

Washington DC- Today Building America’s Future co-chairs New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell applauded the Senate confirmation of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Building America’s Future has been an advocate for the development of a long-term national infrastructure plan and the creation of a national infrastructure bank.

"Today's Senate vote demonstrates overwhelming bipartisan support for Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “As a former mayor, Secretary Foxx has seen firsthand how investments in our nation's infrastructure can lead to positive and sustained improvements for our citizens and economy. I congratulate Secretary Foxx on his confirmation and look forward to working with him in his new and important role."

“Mayor Foxx will be an excellent Secretary of Transportation, and I look forward to a productive tenure under his leadership. He has done great things to improve transportation in Charlotte, especially expanding light rail in the city. I am confident that as Secretary, he will prioritize and reinvest in our infrastructure so that the U.S. remains competitive in the global economy,” said Ed Rendell.  “My hope for Mayor Foxx is that he will help move Washington out of gridlock so that our nation can take action on long-term transportation and infrastructure plans. His ability to work across the aisle will help our nation move forward.”

During his tenure in Charlotte, Mayor Anthony Foxx made smart investments in transportation and infrastructure systems that improved both the business climate and quality of life for residents.