Anthony Foxx, Former Secretary of Transportation Under President Obama, Joins Lyft as Chief Policy Officer

When it comes to navigating the murky waters of policy, it helps to have an expert in the ranks.

Anthony Foxx, the former secretary of transportation under President Obama, announced in a Medium post that he is joining the ride-hailing giant Lyft as its chief policy officer. He will also advise the company’s president and CEO.

Foxx’s Medium post outlines his reasons for joining Lyft. He points out that as secretary of transportation, he dealt with mobility’s growing pains on a daily basis. He also helped establish the Smart City Challenge, which gave a $50 million grant to the winner (Columbus, Ohio) to improve its transit options. Foxx also touted his time as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, where he dealt with more locally based transit issues, as well.

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SOURCE: Cnet, Andrew Krok