Eyewitness News is digging into the credentials President Barack Obama ticked through as he nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for a cabinet job.
Obama touted Foxx's transportation experience.
Eyewitness News examined each of those three projects on Tuesday to see how involved Foxx was with their planning.
Foxx served on City Council starting in 2005, then as mayor since 2009.
All of the projects the president cited were in critical phases during that time, but the role Foxx played is debatable.
During Foxx's service, the Lynx started running in 2007, and money was secured for its extension.
A third parallel runway was added at Charlotte-Douglas and the intermodal facility started construction.
Foxx helped to secure $25 million for the streetcar starter, but Jeff Michael with UNC Charlotte's Urban Institute said even Foxx would admit it was a team effort.
"To give him credit for all the accomplishments that have happened over the years probably is not fair," said Michael.
But he said it is more than credentials.
Foxx fills a minority role in Obama's cabinet, and brings a Southern perspective the White House has been lacking.
"You look at Foxx's resume and it may be a little light in some of these issues. And yet at the same time he has been mayor of a major U.S. city where transportation has been an important part of the discussion," said Michael.
Experience reaching across the political aisle on transit issues even if his biggest attempt to get funding for the streetcar extension fell flat. Still, Jackie Register thinks Foxx will do well.
"I think he played major roles in things that were accomplished. I think he will do well on the new appointment if he gets it," said Register.
As one expert said Foxx may not have the most transit experience, but he has more than some others who have held the job of transit secretary.
As for now Charlotte may benefit if Foxx gets appointed.
Experts said funding decisions are made by staffers and complex mathematical formulas.
So Foxx can't play favorites and it may even damage his political career if he did.