Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Mayor of Charlotte, and Business Leader
An accomplished leader, Anthony Foxx understands how to bring the public and private sectors together and has spent his career bridging divides while building a better world for everyone.
AN INNOVATIVE LEADER WITH THE TRACK RECORD TO PROVE IT
From business lawyer to mayor of Charlotte to U.S. Secretary of Transportation to business leader, Anthony Foxx has dedicated his entire life’s work to getting things done and creating better opportunities for all.
As Charlotte’s second African American and youngest mayor, Foxx led efforts to stabilize the city’s economy during the Great Recession. He restored positive job growth by attracting new industries and expanding the city’s support of small businesses and entrepreneurs, and pushed forward the largest capital program in the history of Charlotte, investing in transportation and neighborhood improvement projects.
BRIDGING DIVIDES BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
In 2013, President Barack Obama tapped Foxx to serve as the 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Foxx was confirmed by a rare 100-0 confirmation vote of the U.S. Senate, becoming only the third African-American Secretary of Transportation and joining the ranks of only 23 African-American secretaries in the history of the country while developing a reputation as a leader who effectively worked across partisan divisions. Here he championed smart cities, implemented historic improvements in fuel efficiency, successfully advocated for a bipartisan infrastructure bill, and led the charge to safely integrate autonomous vehicles on American roadways.
As a business leader at Lyft, he integrated modern political strategies into a traditional public affairs role by blending social impact and public opinion to help shape policy proposals and business decision-making. Lyft became the first ride-share company to commit to 100% EVs by 2030, supported innovative efforts to provide a minimum wage equivalent and benefits for drivers and launched the LyftUp program which helps underserved communities get access to work and healthy foods through free rides.
In the MediaWatch Video
Recode Decode: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx and Vox's Recode Senior Editor Johana Bhuiyan talk about the future of self-driving technology and much more.
A Roadmap for America’s Transportation Future
Anthony Foxx talks high-tech cars and infrastructure as a vehicle for equity.
Anthony Foxx delivered remarks to the Charlotte Community Building Initiative about the future of smart and inclusive cities.
It’s Time for Transportation Equity
Anthony Foxx writes, "just as there has been redlining in housing, so does our physical infrastructure reveal a legacy of discrimination. It’s time to eliminate it."
Anthony Foxx Discusses Trump's Infrastructure Plan
In conversation with CBS This Morning, Anthony Foxx stresses the importance of spending infrastructure dollars where the problems are and building around them.
Transportation Initiatives and the Gig Economy
Anthony Foxx joins CBSN on Earth Day to discuss Lyft's bike-share initiative, issues with the gig economy, and the 2021 infrastructure bill.
Building the Long Road to Transportation Equity
Anthony Foxx discusses the 2021 infrastructure bill, the appeal of removing certain highways, and ways to ensure that all communities benefit from transportation's future.
Defeating the Legacy of Highways Through Poor Neighborhoods
Anthony Foxx has a personal story and speaks with the Washington Post about wanting to right the wrongs done 50 years ago.