After months of speculation as to whether Ray LaHood would stay on for a second term as Secretary of Transportation, we were told in January that he would be leaving as soon as a replacement is confirmed. This led to several months of additional speculation on who the choice would be. Well now we know:
President Obama has nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation. As of right now, it looks like this should be a relatively smooth confirmation. The unknown question is will Mayor Foxx be able to have the impact that Secretary LaHood has had in the position?