At-Large Member

Mr. John M. Lewis

Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority – Chief Executive Officer

John M. Lewis is the Chief Executive Officer of LYNX, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority. This regional transportation system has an operational coverage of more than 2500 square miles serving in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.  

Prior to joining LYNX, Mr. Lewis served as the CEO of the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC). During Mr. Lewis tenure with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Lewis held a series of progressively important management positions including Director of Rail Operations and Director of Bus Operations.  

Lewis currently holds the following leadership positions:
• Chair, Leadership APTA Committee, November 2011 – Present
• Board Member, National Training Institute, January 2008 – Present
• Board Member, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials 2011 - Present  

Lewis has served on the Virginia Governor’s Energy Policy Advisory Council; the Governor’s Transportation Equity and Efficiency Commission; and was the President of the Maryland Chapter, National Forum of Black Public Administrators.  

Under his leadership, GRTC was awarded the American Public Transportation Association’s System of the Year. While serving at MTA, Lewis implemented safety operational initiatives that are still being used at MTA today.  

Currently at LYNX, Lewis is overseeing two design/build projects for the expansion of Orlando’s LYMMO Bus Rapid Transit Line and managing three additional Alternatives Analysis Studies for the192 Corridor in Osceola County, Route 50 Corridor in Orange County, and the final segment of the LYMMO study (North/South alignment). Lynx is also working diligently to provide feeder service to region’s first commuter rail line, SunRail.  

Lewis graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.