The satirical online newspaper “The Onion” is poking fun at U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Charlotte’s former mayor.
The fake story (Headline: “‘What If No One Travels Anywhere Ever Again?’ Wonders Panicked Transportation Secretary”) was posted Tuesday above an image of a dumbfounded Foxx.
It says Foxx was consumed with fear that people would stop traveling altogether.
The satirical story quotes Foxx as saying: “What if everyone stops commuting to work or booking vacations and just stays put for good? … What if people never leave the same spot? Oh, God, what would I do then?”
In real life, Foxx has been touting the Obama administration’s $478 billion, six-year transportation plan for roads, rails, bridges and transit. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.