In a recent report dated September 15, 2015, Mike Heiligenstein and other experts in the Central Texas regional transportation industry discussed the MoPac project being one of the many mobility solutions among other situations relating to traffic. A few weeks prior to the American-Statesman argued that Austin’s traffic congestion will increase. The American-Statesman also stated that a tech solution is needed for this problem, and there is a need for residents to be encouraged to pedal and walk.
In response to these concerns, mobility solutions are continually being built. Even though there are still unanswered solutions, there are and have been some solutions so far. For one, the 183A Toll road was built in Leander and Cedar Park which led to exponential growth. The U.S. 290 toll road was built between Austin and Manor which allows triple capacity of the road. And now, the new MoPac Express Lanes are being built to institute tolling used in sophisticated technology to assist in managing traffic flow.
When it comes to encouraging residents to pedal and walk, the mobility authority along with the support of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization uses the Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) program that offers free roadside assistance to assist motorists with minor issues that frequently become major traffic problems. Other solutions the mobility authority have so far include the embedding of fiber lines along the 183 South project between the airport and the US, working with Metropia to make a mobile trafficking app that provides real time alternative routing commutes, and working with Carma which is a carpooling app to inspire commuters to share rides.
About Mike Heiligenstein and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
Mike Heiligenstein, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s executive director, is a board member of the International Bridge, Texas Transportation, and the Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Additionally, he earned a masters of business administration and a masters in government from the University of Texas.
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Mike Heiligenstein serves as the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, in short, is a well-known independent government firm that was launched back in 2002. The goal of the agency is to enhance the efficiency of Travis and Williamson Counties’ transportation systems. As the Executive Director, Heiligenstein leads a manageable team of hard-working professionals. He regularly travels throughout Texas to speak at forums that revolve around local infrastructure requirements. Infrastructure is becoming more and more of a pressing concern in the vast Lone Star State. He has significant knowledge that involves topics such as problematic road conditions and toll roads.
Heiligenstein has been a big part of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority since day one. He’s been the brain behind many in-depth projects since that time, too. He was in charge of the organization’s first mission. This was Williamson County’s 183A.
Heiligenstein is more than just a busy Executive Director. He’s the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s President. He’s part of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s advisory board as well. That’s not to mention the fact that he was a diligent Williamson County public official for well over two decades. After he left his position as a public official, he landed his coveted Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority job.
The professionals who make up the team at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority are all highly impressive individuals. They know a lot about vital topics such as tolling, transportation, finance and communications. Since Heiligenstein is the Executive Director, he gets the opportunity to work alongside so many dedicated and capable people. Examples of these individuals are Deputy Executive Director Jeff Dailey, administrative assistant Laura Bohl, General Counsel Geoff Petrov, communications manager Jori Hayter, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bill Chapman, legal assistant Josephina Ibarra and executive assistant Deborah Melba. There are many other standout employees who are big parts of the firm’s achievements and successes as well. These people include Director of Operations Tim Reilly, toll operations specialist Norma Martinez and controller Mary Temple.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an organization that’s consistently striving to make positive changes in the large transportation universe. That’s why the organization is constantly working on all kinds of projects. Roadway projects are a significant priority for the team. The organization’s roadway projects strive to strengthen drive times all around the Central Texas region.
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