DOT chief to attend public transit conference

Foxx will be joined at the conference by Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff.

When he was being consider for the DOT Secretary post, transportation observers predicted Foxx would favor transit over other forms of transportation because of his support for public transportation projects during his tenure as Charlotte, N.C. mayor.

Foxx was a vocal supporter of extending Charlotte's Lynx light rail system and building a network of streetcars in the North Carolina during his time as mayor.