Anthony Foxx is the chief policy officer and senior advisor to the president and CEO at Lyft. In his roles, Anthony works alongside Lyft's co-founders and executive team at the intersection of transportation policy, technology, and public-private partnerships to expand affordable mobility options and improve people's lives with the world's best transportation.
From 2013 to 2017, Anthony served as the 17th United States Secretary of Transportation, leading an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget, whose primary goal was to ensure that America maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world. Among many accomplishments during his tenure, the DOT established a first-ever policy framework for the safe integration of self-driving vehicles and leveraged $350 million in public and private funding to demonstrate how smart technology can change cities and local communities.
Anthony was also the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, from 2009 to 2013. During this time, he made transportation investments the centerpiece of Charlotte's job creation and economic recovery efforts. These investments included extending the LYNX light rail system, the largest capital project ever undertaken by the city. He also expanded Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (the sixth busiest in the world), worked with North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue to accelerate the I-485 outer belt loop, and started the Charlotte Streetcar project.