Ever since starting its operations, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has made significant transportation accomplishments under the leadership of Mike Heiligenstein. As an expert in transportation infrastructure, Mike aired his opinion about the traffic problem and solutions in Austin via the American-Statesman. Mike acknowledged the Statesman for identifying the traffic issue in Austin. For this reason, he agreed that Austin required multiple resources to deal with its traffic problems.
To address traffic issues, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority undertakes a wide range of mobility solutions apart from just building roads. CTRMA is behind the construction of 183A Toll road situated in Cedar Park and Leander. The road has played a significant role in transforming the lives of the communities around. The authority is also acknowledged for building other roads such as the US 290 toll road that stretches between Austin and Manor.
According to Mike, the new MoPac Express Lanes would display CTRMA’s innovativeness. In fact, he claimed that the project would utilize state-of-the-art technology in a bid to assist in managing traffic flow. Although the MoPac project would not solve the traffic congestion completely, it would serve as reliable infrastructure for commuting. Mike cited that the variable tolling rates would synchronize demand and supply in an attempt to institute a predictable flow of traffic.
Mike revealed CTRMA’s commitment to integrating technological solutions into its future projects in a bid to create smart roads. For this reason, the authority has partnered with various companies such as Metropia to create an application aimed at providing alternative routes for commuters.
Mike Heiligenstein is a popular name in Central Texas, especially when it comes to infrastructural development. His prominence in the area is owed to his current position or role as the head of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Mike has helped the authority to put in place a program that will see it attain an asset valuation of $4 billion by 2020. CTRMA operates as an autonomous government agency that was formed in 2002 to come up with a modernized regional transportation network mainly for Central Texas.
Mike has represented the people of Central Texas as Williamson County’s elected official for nearly 23 years. At the time, he helped to spearhead various endeavors including expanding wastewater, water, and transportation infrastructure. In 2014, he was appointed to serve as the president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Currently, he is a proud member of the Advisory Council of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
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— Mike Heiligenstein (@MHeiligenstein) April 21, 2017