Christof Spieler, PE, AICP, LEED AP, is a Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars, a former member of the board of directors of Houston Metro, and a Senior Lecturer at the Rice University Schools of Architecture and Engineering. At Huitt-Zollars, he has led land use and transportation planning projects in a variety of settings. At Metro, he initiated the Transit System Reimagining process, a blank sheet re-design of the entire bus system.
He has spoken and written extensively on transit and urban design and has assisted with the development of APTA and NACTO transit guidelines. His book "Trains, Buses, People: an Opinionated Atlas of US Transit" was published in 2018 by Island Press. He holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Rice University and is a licensed professional engineer. He lives in downtown Houston and relies on transit for most of his daily trips.