Quotes by Anthony Foxx

I aspire to be useful.
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I support same-sex marriage.
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I'm very bullish on the streetcar.
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Would I like to see baseball happen in Charlotte? Absolutely.
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I was the first mayor to even go meet with the LGBT community.
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I was born to a single mom and raised by her and my grandparents.
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The key word for transportation in the 21st is 'choice.'
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America is hungry and starving for more infrastructure investment.
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Who someone loves should never be an issue at work or anyplace else.
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A lot of people in the technology space love the idea of a solving a problem.
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The I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Delaware, is tilting.
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I've seen Congress do some remarkable things within a short period of time.
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It is unacceptable for passengers to be stranded in planes on the tarmac for hours on end.
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Passengers want options, and when they have options, like passenger rail, they choose them.
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Less revenue, more people, more freight, more gridlock - that is not a formula for success.
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There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system.
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If we're going to have an unconventional budget, we probably need an unconventional process to get there.
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The tragic thing is that we're letting our transportation system crumble at the exact moment we need to build it up.
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The gas tax has been the backbone of the transportation system since the inception of the Interstate highway system in the 1950s.
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We cannot meet the needs of a growing country and a growing economy by simply maintaining our current level of effort. We must do more.
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I know well the opportunities and the challenges of maintaining and improving infrastructure and providing good transportation choices.
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The reality about transportation is that it's future-oriented. If we're planning for what we have, we're behind the curve.
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Even one heatstroke death is one too many because every death caused by leaving a child unattended in a hot car is 100 percent avoidable.
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Part of being innovative in government is sometimes not trying to plot out the last chapter of the book, but to be open and see what comes back.
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No one respects the First Amendment more than I do. People have a right to express their concerns and their hopes and dreams to their government.
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Local transit agencies have developed apps to let you know when the next bus is coming, but there are so many more applications that can be done.
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The rapid increase in the production and transportation of crude oil requires additional vigilance for the continued safe movement of this commodity.
- Anthony Foxx
Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian.
- Anthony Foxx
People are sitting in traffic longer, and the types of solutions that are needed to relieve that congestion are ones that are paid for by the Highway Trust Fund.
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Bridges and roads take years to build, but too often, states and communities haven't known if funding will be there for them more than a few months at a time.
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I was in Nashville, Tennessee, and I saw - we talk about crumbling bridges - I saw one, concrete literally falling onto the underpass below, threatening auto traffic.
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Everywhere I go, I see incredible examples of communities that have a vision for transportation and how it will impact the quality of life, mobility, economics and opportunity.
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We know no one is perfect, but what we cannot tolerate, what we will never accept, is a person or company that knows dangers exists and says nothing - literally, silence can kill.
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Not every innovation in transportation is going to come from government or even a large enterprise. There are smart people out there with tools and skills to come up with great ideas.
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Today, 65 percent of America's population live in metropolitan areas - and 95 percent of all the transit miles traveled are traveled there. Metropolitan regions are the engines of our economy.
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I think public service is a calling and you do it as long as the things that brought you into the office can continue getting you up in the morning and as long as there's still work to get done.
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The whole idea that vehicles in the future will communicate with each other is a really big deal. It's a big deal for safety... and it's an opportunity to engage the automobile in the work of ensuring collision avoidance.
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As we look at a future where we're going to have to double our freight capacity, how do you create a freight system that's integrated across the country when you have 50 different freight systems that are built one state at a time?
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You come to Washington, there's a rail bill, there's a highway bill, there's a aviation bill. But when you go home, there's an airport, there's a highway, there's a rail, there's transit. It all has to work together.
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Tolling... has a place. We're not going to toll our way to prosperity as a country. It is a tool that can be used in some instances, for example, to add capacity and to pay for that capacity privately. But I don't think it is a complete solution to how we deal with our surface transportation issues.
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