Mike Heiligenstein has been at the forefront when it comes to finding solutions aimed at addressing the traffic woes in Austin. In 2015, he wrote an article posted on American-Statesman whereby he acknowledged the Statesman for recognizing that Austin’s traffic problems could only be solved through multiple resources. Mike also reiterated that the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority helps to create mobility solutions.
CTRMA is acknowledged for building the 183A Toll road in Leander and Cedar Park. The US 290 toll road between Manor and Austin is also a project done by CTRMA. Since its creation, the road has not only tripled the capacity of the previous road but also improved the nontoll lanes.
Mike also talked about the MoPac Express Lanes, which CTRMA was building with an aim of establishing variable tolling that utilizes advanced technology to manage traffic flow. He also cited that eliminating congestion was impossible and the MoPac footprint was not sufficient for such purposes.
Nonetheless, Mike emphasized that the project would yield reliable mobility to people in need of transportation to their desired destination.
The variable tolling rates of the MoPac Express Lanes would not only synchronize supply but also demand to make sure that the traffic flow is predictable. As such, CTRMA would ensure smooth traffic flow at the Express Lane, especially when other lanes experience congestion at rush hour.
Mike Heiligenstein has played a major role in redefining infrastructural development in Central Texas. As the head of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, he has steered the agency into achieving significant milestones since his appointment in 2003. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: http://www.supplychaindigital.com/International-Bridge-Tunnel-and-Turnpike-Association/executives/Mike-Heiligenstein/31
CTRMA is a government agency that operates independently. It was established in 2002 with the aim of improving the transportation system in both Travis and Williamson counties. Mike Heiligenstein is the executive director of CTRMA and oversees the work of a small professional staff.
Under his able leadership, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has put in place a program that will it attain $4 billion in assets by 2020. In fact, CTRMA has an increasing revenue stream that is anticipated to reach about $136.5 million before 2020.
Mike has also done a commendable job in other areas, especially when he served as Williamson County’s elected official. During his tenure as an elected official, he spearheaded the expansion of transportation, waterwaste and water infrastructure. Mike Heiligenstein is a member of several bodies such as the Advisory Board of the WTS Heart of Texas Chapter and the Advisory Council of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.