Traffic congestion in Austin was a raising concern for a long time. The American statesman believed that technology was the only possible solution to the issue. To get a solution to the impending problem, the government of America established Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to study the causes of the congestion and come up with recommendations that will provide long-term solutions. One of the ways that the Authority thought of is building express lanes that can be used when there is congestion on the roads. The Authority is committed to making technology not only work on the American roads but also to be a lasting solution.
The government appointed the Mike Heiligenstein as the Executive Director of the CTRMA. When asked to talk about the future of roads in Texas, Mike said that the traffic solution might not be realized in the next twenty years to come. He cited some parts of the Colorado River in Austin where building new lanes are not one of the possible solutions. The reason he gave is that the community around there was unwilling to cooperate in solving the matter. That way, the authority is left with very little to do as far as expansion of roads in the areas is concerned. About toll roads, Mike said that the revenue collected can not only maintain the roads but also build new ones as well.Learn more : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfCSQct7ihI
Mike Heiligenstein became the Executive Director of the CTRMA since 2003. He has since transformed the Authority from being a small carriage agency to a nationwide renowned authority in toll roads tasks. During his leadership tenure, Mike emphasized on the use of technology to maximize efficiency. Mike has worked hard as the head of the authority in ensuring that pedestrians and cyclists have special facility segments on the Austin roads.Learn more : http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/print-edition/2014/01/10/fifteen-minutes-with-mike.html
Mike is a Master’s holder from the University of Texas. He also studied government and Business Administration. In the recent past, the name of Mike Heiligenstein has hit the American News Headlines as he discusses different issues affecting the Traffic issues in Austin. Some of the topics include the article he titled; dot.state.Tx on June 5th, 2017, Butterflyology on May 17th 2017 among others. Mike has spent thirty of his years as a public servant. He started at Round Rock city as a council member and later at Williamson County as a commissioner. His full dedication is on infrastructure related projects. He oversaw the implementation of the main transportation projects and oversaw the clean air force among others.Learn more : https://communityimpact.com/topics/mike-heiligenstein/