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Outgoing secretary LaHood had significant impact amidst political storms and economic turmoil making his tenure all the more impressive; Foxx may face an even tougher time finding funds to back his transportation projects.

…the funding for transportation – or lack thereof – will dominate most of Foxx’s early tenure at the DOT.

“That will be the number one issue on his mind,” [Eno Center for Transportation President Joshua] Schank told The Hill.

“He’s coming into a situation with no revenue and the prospect [for increased funding] is bleak. Without new revenue, there’s limited influence you can have.”


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Photo credit: In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Foxx as his new transportation secretary, a White House official said Sunday, April 28, 2013. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

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