Robert Spillar (Rob) serves the City of Austin as Transportation Director. He organized the Austin Transportation Department (ATD) in 2008, growing the organization from just a few employees to the now nearly 400 public and private staff working to improve the safe and efficient movement of people throughout Austin today. Rob’s responsibilities include the operations, maintenance, and expansion of a diverse multi-modal transportation system within Austin’s 298 square mile city limits. As the official City Traffic Engineer, he is responsible for assuring the safe operation of all modes of transportation, including the private automobile, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, micro mobility devices, and shared mobility services. He is responsible for short- and long-range mobility planning, design, and operation and for transportation demand management programming within the City of Austin.
Rob serves as a founding board member of MOVABILITY, Central Texas’ regional transportation demand management association and is a member of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute Advisory Board. Prior to the City of Austin, Rob served as a Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff (dba WSP), and Director of Transportation Management with the City of Seattle. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO).