Anthony Foxx is the United States Secretary of Transportation, leading an agency of 55,000 employees overseeing air, maritime and surface transportation with the primary goal of ensuring the United States maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world. Foxx refocused the national dialogue by releasing Beyond Traffic, a report examining America’s infrastructure challenges over the next three decades. Beyond Traffic highlights the importance of giving local governments reliable, long-term funding to plan critical investments in transportation infrastructure. Foxx secured a five-year, bipartisan surface reauthorization bill from Congress in December 2015, and has leveraged the resources to connect communities to economic opportunity while encouraging land use planners, engineers, and decision-makers to revitalize and reconnect underserved communities. He was mayor of Charlotte, N.C., from 2009 to 2013, preceded by two terms on the Charlotte City Council. He was a law clerk for the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and staff counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. He was a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University’s School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College.