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VP Biden And Sec. Foxx Come To Charlotte

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Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Charlotte Thursday. They pair will head to the Extravaganza Depot in NoDa where they’ll talk about one of the Obama Administration’s major priorities.

This is the latest stop of the 'Grow America' tour, a trip across five states which started in Florida and will end in Washington DC. Why the road trip? "The vice president and I are traveling up the East Coast to focus America’s attention on our infrastructure," Secretary Foxx told the crowd at the Port of Charleston, an early stop on the tour.

In particular, President Obama’s proposal to spend $478 billion to rebuild or replace crumbling roads, bridges and other transportation projects. So far that plan has received a cool congressional reception.

The irony of having the vice president and a Cabinet secretary come to town to talk better roads is their visit may cause problems for commuters. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police warn Thursday’s visit may cause back-ups and unusual delays during the morning rush hour.

Tom Bullock decided to trade the khaki clad masses and traffic of Washington DC for Charlotte in 2014. Before joining WFAE, Tom spent 15 years working for NPR. Over that time he served as everything from an intern to senior producer of NPR’s Election Unit. Tom also spent five years as the senior producer of NPR’s Foreign Desk where he produced and reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon among others. Tom is looking forward to finally convincing his young daughter, Charlotte, that her new hometown was not, in fact, named after her.