What Trump’s Secretary of Transportation Could Mean for Uber and Lyft

Fortune – November 29, 2016

The new pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, is likely a boon for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. While not much is known about her stance on self-driving cars—an important area for pretty much every transportation or auto company today—she seems quite friendly to the so-called “sharing economy.” Chao expressed support for the idea that an increasing number of Americans will take part in the “gig economy” and work part-time for more than one employer when she spoke at an American Action Forum event a year ago.


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