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Mayor of N.C. city tapped as transportation chief

Vows bipartisan approaches to transit problems

WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Monday that he would nominate Anthony R. Foxx, the Democratic mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to be the next transportation secretary, saying his local government experience would help him manage the nation’s roads, bridges, and airports.

Flanked by Foxx and Ray LaHood, the departing secretary, Obama said Foxx was ‘‘one of the best mayors that Charlotte has ever seen’’ and called him ‘‘an impressive leader.’’

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