In Final Push, U.S. Transportation Secretary Calls on Leaders to Rethink Their Mission

In his four years as U.S. transportation secretary, Anthony Foxx has pressed public officials and industry leaders to rethink many of their long-held assumptions about transportation. Lately, he’s been trying to make sure they continue to mull over his ideas even after he’s out of office. In short, Foxx wants to make sure that the transportation industry thinks beyond just moving people and things quickly, especially if doing so leads to consequences like polluted skies and additional hardships for poor people and minority communities. Foxx wants to use advances in technology and the looming need to replace much of the country’s aging infrastructure to solve those problems rather than add to them.


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