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Begich Meets with Department of Transportation Nominee

Senator Begich with DOT Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx.

Senator Begich with DOT Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx.

PHOTO: Courtesy of the Office of U.S. Senator Mark Begich

U.S. Senator Mark Begich made the following statement about his meeting today with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary nominee and current mayor of Charlotte, N.C., Anthony Foxx: 

“Mayor Foxx has first-hand experience implementing DOT projects at the local level and this experience could lead to real reform in the way that DOT does business.  Since 2013 is Alaska’s Aviation Centennial, I used our meeting as an opportunity to explain Alaska’s history as the testing ground for the innovations behind the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NEXTGEN air traffic control systems.  I reminded him about the value of Alaska’s expansive airspace as an ideal as place for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilot projects.” 

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