Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis is Chief Finance Officer and Policy Director at the Eno Center for Transportation. In that capacity, he directs Eno’s policy research programs, including paper development and event organization. Lewis regularly gives speeches, presentations, and participates in events on behalf of Eno to government, industry groups, and various public forums. He is responsible for the management of the organization’s finances and has helped build Eno’s policy program from the ground up, continuing to strategically seek out emerging and challenging issues.

Lewis has led policy projects related to federal policy, transportation planning, and transportation governance. Lewis has extensive experience in transportation technologies, automated vehicles, aviation, freight, public transit, pricing, and economic development. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University and his M.S. Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lewis has served on the board of Young Professionals in Transportation, on the advisory board for Carnegie Mellon University’s Future of Work program, and was named Mass Transit’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2016.

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

Automated Vehicles,Roadway Design,Safety & Security,Streets

Op-Ed: Why Automated Driving Faces a Monster Uphill Battle

September 17,2021 My three-year-old daughter takes her friend’s power wheels car for a first-time spin. I briefly show her how to turn the steering wheel and where the pedal is to move the car move forward. Within a...
Aviation Safety,Aviation Workforce,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Eno Releases New Paper Aimed at Ensuring Long-Term Safety for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

September 10,2021 How did flying become the safety way to travel? Despite speeds regularly over 500 miles per hour, heavy vehicles carrying hundreds of people, and thousands of gallons of fuel, aviation undoubtedly...
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Media Mentions & Commentary

Smart Cities Dive |
September 07,2021 | Automated Vehicles,Transportation Technology

Are federal AV investigations a first step toward federal regulation? Not necessarily, experts say

“There hasn’t been a lot of concrete regulation. The federal government has been largely permissive, and there are very few regulatory barriers toward [AV] testing and toward Level 2 systems,” said Paul Lewis, vice president of policy and finance at the Eno Center for Transportation. Share
Slate Magazine |
August 19,2021 | Environment,Infrastructure,Transit

The perverse reason it’s easier to build new highways than new subways

“A transit agency is designed to operate transit, not build transit projects,” said Paul Lewis, the Eno Center’s director of policy. “And then once a decade we tell all the staff, ‘Go ahead and build a $3 billion megaproject.’ There’s not necessarily the support or staff in that agency.”Share
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