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The lack of equal access to affordable, reliable transportation in underserved communities leads not only to opportunity barriers and deepening equity gaps, but inability to meet needs as basic as obtaining food and medical care. Impact-driven organizations, including My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, National Urban League, United Way, and Goodwill, have joined forces with Lyft, to provide job seekers with rides to job training, interviews, and jobs, as well as assist low-income families and seniors with transportation to grocery stores, hospitals, and access to other essential services.

In this webinar, former Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx, United States Secretary of Transportation under President Obama, and current chief policy officer and senior advisor to president and CEO at Lyft, presents on how social programs, engaged policy makers, and partnerships between local businesses and support organizations can help address local transportation issues and lift up communities.

Additional resources:

  • #KeysFreeNC, a statewide initiative to encourage residents to use rides in an effort to curb impaired driving (use as a discount code).
  • For further information on specific partnerships, including how to form one within your local community, please reach out to John Stoddard at
  • Destination 2030, a coalition launched by the NC Chamber to advocate for modernized and diversified revenue streams for our transportation network.