Eric Lind

Eric Lind
Accessibility Observatory


Eric Lind is the director of the Accessibility Observatory at the Center for Transportation Studies. In this role, he provides leadership, direction, and strategic management to the Observatory and oversees its research and outreach activities.

Lind formerly served as manager of research and analytics at Metro Transit. He joined that agency in 2017 as a senior data scientist and was promoted in 2018. From 2011 to 2017, Lind worked as a researcher with the Nutrient Network program at the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences. Prior to that, he held various positions in research and data systems with nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.  

He earned a PhD in behavior, ecology, evolution, and systematics from the University of Maryland and holds a BS in biology from Georgetown University. He has served as a member of the Transportation Research Board’s transit data committee since 2021.