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Then-Mayor Anthony Foxx at the launch of Charlotte's bike share program in 2012. Photo: Mary Newsom

Lemons to lemonade, streetcar hopes: Foxx reflects

Should the regional transit commission take on operating costs for the Charlotte streetcar? Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx makes that suggestion in an interview while reflecting on his tenure as U.S. transportation secretary.

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