The recent Williamson County Growth Summit agenda was about curbing transportation challenges faced by the region. While most talks are concentrated on the urban remodelling of the transport system, the Summit saw it better to tackle the suburban issues at hand of modifying roads to integrate technological vehicles in the roads.
The panel consisted of designers, developers, investors, and was controlled by Mike. The panel came to a conclusion that the county needs to devise ways to upgrade the road system to the levels of having driverless cars running so as not to obscure technological advancement in the county.
Mike Heiligenstein is currently the leader for Central Texas Mobility Authority. Mike has been in the career of infrastructure development for an extended period, and this has given him a lot of valuable experience. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://ibtta.eventsential.org/Speakers/Details/22280
The Mobility Authority was launched in 2002, and it is a government agency but runs independently. The Mobility Authority has the responsibility of designing a modern transport network that serves the whole region of Central Texas. The company began operations in 2003 after the appointment of Mike by the board to be the leader.
Before getting this appointment, Mike was an elected leader representing the citizens of Central Texas area which has a high growth rate. He was elected in Williamson County, and he held the elective position for twenty-three years. During his time as an elected leader, Mike Heiligenstein was very vibrant to ensure there was an expansion of transport, water, and wastewater infrastructure.
In his time in office, Mike served the MPO representing his region. Mike Heiligenstein was the Chairperson for Clean Air force of Texas and helped implement very many other infrastructural projects in his community. When Mike took the over the leadership of the mobility agency, the company was not constructing any roads, didn’t have any money, and many people were against the idea of the agency collecting money in toll stations to fund its activities.
According to Biz Journals, through Mike Heiligenstein’s leadership, the authority has grown tremendously and now has a full program that will raise the authority’s asset to a value of 4 billion dollars before the end of 2020. The authority also seeks to increase its sources of revenue to increase the amount of money for the authority to 136.5 million dollars by the end of 2020.
For being excellent in service delivery, Mike Heiligenstein has been selected to head the International Bridge as the President by the national peers Mike leads very many committees that deal with transport matters. He is a committee member of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute advisory council, Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Technology Task Force among other committees.