Christof Spieler has recently released the second edition of his wildly popular book Trains, Buses, People. Christof’s new book now covers eight Canadian cities and two new U.S. cities. His original book was dubbed “a transit wonk’s bible” that has guided “a smarter conversation about urban transit.” Christof will discuss the evolving conversation around transit in the past three years since the book originally published. He’ll also briefly cover updates around fare policies, wayfinding, transit governance structures, customer experience, and how to create inclusive transit systems that work for all riders.
Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP, Vice President and Director of Planning, Huitt-Zollars and Senior Lecturer, Rice University
Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
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Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP, is a Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars and a Senior Lecturer at Rice University. Spieler is the author of the book Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit, now released in a fully updated second edition by Island Press. Spieler has spent over a decade advocating for transit as a writer, community leader, urban planner, transit board member, and enthusiast. He strongly believes that just about anyone—regardless of training or experience—can identify what makes good transit with the right information. You can follow him on Twitter at @christofspieler.