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'Designated Survivor': Anthony Foxx is cabinet official absent from SOTU address

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is the designated survivor for this year's presidential State of the Union address, a long-held and secretive tradition.

Here Is Tonight’s ‘Designated Survivor’ for the State of the Union

last weekNews : Mediaite

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be tonight's "designated survivor" for the State of the Union.

Fantastic Mr. Foxx: Transportation Secretary Is the 'Designated Survivor'

The former mayor of Charlotte will skip President Obama's State of the Union in case of calamity.

The Designated Survivor at Tonight’s State of the Union

In the event the worst happens during tonight’s State of the Union address, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will become the next President of the United States. The so-called “designated survivor,” Foxx will watch the address from a secure undisclosed location protected by the U.S. Secret Service, ready to take command should a catastrophe kill those…

He’ll Survive the State of the Union

While the rest of the government attends Obama’s big speech, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (and the nuclear codes) will spend Tuesday night far from the Capitol.

Former Government Official Suing Snowden And Others For Billions Of Dollars Adds The United States As An Involuntary Plaintiff

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Remember when former Kansas Secretary of Transportation Horace Edwards filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and others connected to the CitizenFour documentary "on behalf of the American people?" And remember when plenty of American people said, "STFU Edwards, you don't speak for me?" Well, suck it, dissenters. Show More Summary

Vice President Anthony Foxx?

John Wynne lays out the case for and against Hillary Clinton naming former Charlotte mayor and current Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx as her running mate. I see the argument for Foxx but I don’t think that he brings enough to the table — if the objective is to have a VP to help carry […]

UK's Northampton railway station reopens

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has reopened the new £20m railway station in Northampton, providing improved journeys for thousands of passengers every day.

Now he’s in REAL trouble! Snowden sued by the former secretary of the Kansas Dept of Transport

Here’s a new one: Horace Edwards, the former secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, has filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, and others involved with “Citizenfour,” a film about the National Security Agency whistleblower. Show More Summary

Snowden, Poitras & Others Sued For 'Billions Of Dollars' Spent By US Government In Response To Leaks

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Horace B. Edwards, Navy veteran and former Secretary of Transportation for the state of Kansas, is suing Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and a handful of "Hollywood Defendants" for profiteering from the distribution of "stolen documents."...Show More Summary

UK's Virgin Trains launches new direct services for Blackpool and Shrewsbury

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched Virgin Trains' new direct services between London and the cities of Shrewsbury and Blackpool.

Takata Refuses NHTSA Call For Nationwide Airbag Recall

Takata won’t be conducting a nationwide recall of its defective airbags anytime soon, but did hire three former U.S. Transportation Secretaries to help the supplier manage the crisis. Meanwhile, an airbag in an non-recalled model explodes...Show More Summary

UITP Attends First UN Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport

UITP (International Association of Public Transport) attended the first UN high-level Advisory Group on sustainable transport in New York this week with UITP Secretary General, Alain Flausch, presenting the conclusions of the first meeting on behalf of th

UK Transport Secretary approves LU’s Northern line extension to Battersea

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved the £1bn extension of London Underground's Northern line from Kennington to Battersea through Nine Elms.

Cotton, Cox, Harris Receive '14 AOTOS Awards

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2014 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) were presented to Stephen Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF); Joseph J.

National Leaders to Address Transportation Needs

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez will join RTC officials to celebrate the transportation infrastructure investment in the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor, helping create employment

Energy Quote of the Day: 'I Encourage You to Put in Place the Strongest Possible Safety Protections."

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California penned a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week urging the need for stricter oil tank car regulations, an issue that some businesses have been pushing back against. read more

Ten Reasons Portland Transit Is Not a Model for Other Cities

Randal O'Toole Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx came to Portland, Oregon last week to tell TriMet, the region’s transit agency, not to apologize for spending $204 million per mile on its latest light-rail line. Although thatShow More Summary

OR: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Visits Portland on Wednesday to Tour Tilikum Crossing, Meet With Politicians

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will be in Portland this week to tour the Tilikum Crossing bridge and talk with local and regional politicians about transportation funding.

Metro Breaks Ground on New Regional Connector Light Rail Project in Downtown Los Angeles

Metro joined U.S Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx along with state and local elected officials Sept. 20 to officially break ground on the $1.420 billion Regional Connector Light Rail Project in downtown Los Angeles that will better connect the Met

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