ATA President Graves Congratulates Mayor Foxx on DOT Nomination

Apr 29, 2013, 15:54 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves congratulated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to be transportation secretary by President Obama.


"On behalf of ATA, I'd like to congratulate Mayor Foxx on his nomination as transportation secretary and say we look forward to working with him once he's confirmed by the Senate," Graves said. "As mayor of a large city, Mayor Foxx dealt with very similar challenges with regard to transportation issues that I did when I was governor – chiefly responding to the demands of constituents and developing a multimodal transportation network.

"As someone who can appreciate how hard it can be to actually do that, I wish Mayor Foxx luck and I look forward to working with him to ensure that Americans have the first-rate, world-class transportation system they deserve."

Graves also thanked current Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his service.

"As he prepares to depart, I'd like to thank Ray LaHood for the work he's done as secretary," he said. "We haven't always seen eye-to-eye, but the work he's done to highlight safety, particularly to bring attention to the issue of distracted driving, is laudable."

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SOURCE American Trucking Associations