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Charlotte is one of 10 U.S. cities that could get nonstop flights to Havana, Cuba, under tentative plans announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Ex-Mayor Foxx Responds To Lawsuit Over DesignLine Work

Dec 2, 2015

Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx argues that his former employer, the now bankrupt bus company DesignLine, does not have an accurate record of his past work. Based on that record, the trustee in DesignLine's bankruptcy is suing him for $421,000, alleging Foxx did not earn those wages.

Former Charlotte mayor and current U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is being sued for $421,000. The lawsuit alleges that Foxx never did any actual work when he was employed at DesignLine, a now-bankrupt bus company.

John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

The Grow America tour made a stop in Charlotte Thursday. Its headliners were Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The duo pitched a major plank in President Barack Obama’s budget. 


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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.

Vice President Joe Biden will be traveling to the Carolinas this coming week, talking about the importance of investing in infrastructure.  Details of the trip aren’t public yet, but Biden's office said he will visit Columbia and Charleston, as well as Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday.  Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will join Biden in the tour.

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller isn’t seeking re-election.  The former Pittsboro mayor made the announcement Saturday at the party executive committee meeting in Chatham County. The committee narrowly elected Voller in 2013 and he has focused on building local party organizations with Democrats in the minority in state government.

Charlotte's New Mayor: Patrick Cannon

Nov 5, 2013
Patrick Cannon
City of Charlotte

Democrat Patrick Cannon won the mayoral race for Charlotte with 53 percent (50,768) of the vote. Republican Edwin Peacock had about 46.9 percent of the total votes with 44,922 votes. 

For the City Council at-large seats, the four with the most votes are all Democrats: Michael Barnes, Vi Lyles, David Howard and Claire Fallon. The top-vote getter in this race, Barnes, is now mayor pro tem. 

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Charlotte's streetcar project is not dead, but its future is in limbo after the city's initial federal funding application was denied.  Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers says there are other grants the streetcar may qualify for, but snagging them could require more investment from the city's taxpayers.


Mayor Foxx Out, Mayor Kinsey In

Jul 1, 2013
Julie Rose

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is mayor no-more. He stepped down Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation and spoke briefly to a roomful of supporters and city staff. Longtime City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was appointed mayor in his stead.

"You may disagree with the methods and means, but there can never be a disagreement that I love this city and I've worked my tail off to make it everything it can be," said Foxx.

Charmeck.org

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will resign Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and the work of finding his replacement begins.

Current City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey may be first in line.

Whomever the city council chooses to temporarily fill the mayor's seat must be a Democrat like Foxx. That's the law. But council members have added another stipulation, says Democrat James Mitchell: It won't be someone who "has ambition to run for mayor."

Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary

Jun 27, 2013
CSPAN

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. The Senate voted unanimously in his favor Thursday afternoon.  

Before the vote, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller praised Foxx.

"He is an expert on transportation, intermodal and otherwise," Rockefeller says. "He understands the lay of the land and he's done it. He's a superb and qualified person who is very much needed to overlook our enormous transportation system, which is in trouble"

Charlotte Council Approves 3.17 Cent Tax Hike

Jun 11, 2013
Julie Rose

It took a year longer than usual, but the Charlotte City Council approved a 3-cent property tax increase for capital improvement projects on Monday night.

The same plan got derailed last year because it included money to extend the streetcar. When the council passed a capital plan without the streetcar, Mayor Anthony Foxx vetoed it.  The city is now pursuing funding for the streetcar separately and the council easily passed the rest of the capital plan last night.  

Foxx On 'Fast Rail' To Transportation Secretary

May 22, 2013
CSPAN

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx appears to be on a smooth course for confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He fielded mostly friendly questions from a Senate Committee today and could be confirmed by the full Senate in a matter of weeks.

Foxx spent the last few weeks in a crash course on transportation department structure and lingo. And he's been meeting the senators who must approve his nomination, so he had a pretty good idea what they'd ask during his confirmation hearing.

Julie Rose / WFAE

Is Mayor Foxx headed to Washington as the new Secretary of Transportation? His nomination may mean new leadership for the city. Who might fill his position here and what will Foxx face during his confirmation hearings. A panel of journalists and a political scientist share their thoughts on that and on the possible change in ownership of Douglas airport, Panther stadium funding and more when Charlotte Talks.

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