By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox will be in Mobile on Tuesday, as the special guest of US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose). Congressman Byrne said, “I’m excited to be hosting US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in Mobile tomorrow. We will be talking about some of our area’s transportation needs, including the I-10 bridge project. With Memorial Day traffic still lingering, the visit could not come at a better time. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the visit throughout the day tomorrow.”
Transportation Anthony Foxx will visit Mobile on Tuesday, May 26, on a fact finding mission to learn more about the transportation needs of Southwest Alabama.
Congressman Byrne announced in a statement that he looks forward to hosting Secretary Foxx and discussing the status of the I-10 bridge project, ideas for funding highway projects, and other regional transportation issues. Rep. Byrne said in a statement that he has been a strong supporter of improved infrastructure and has continually advocated for a long-term, reliable funding solution for the Highway Trust Fund.
Secretary Foxx will speak at a breakfast with local elected officials and business leaders organized by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce at 9:00 a.m. in the Moonlight Ballroom at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa at 26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL.
Later in the day Secretary Foxx will join Congressman Byrne, and Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson for a press conference from the APM Terminals in downtown Mobile.
Secretary Anthony Foxx (D) is a 44 year old attorney and native of Charlotte, North Carolina. There he served two terms as Mayor after survive on the City Council. He was appointed Secretary of Transportation by President Obama in 2013.
Since being elected to Congress in December 2013, U.S. Representative Byrne has made the new interstate ten bridge a priority.
Congressman Byrne represents Alabama’s First Congressional District.