While most travel talks in the Austin territory concentrate on the city itself, the Williamson Development Summit in the county was a chance to casing transportation challenges around the necessities of the locale’s rural communities. The board discourse included Uber technologies, Joseph Kopser the founder of RideScout LLC, and Mike Heiligenstein the executive director of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Texas External Affairs transportation-focused product designer ArgoDesign’s Jared Ficklin and director Leandre Johns suggested an aerial gondola system all together.
At the occasion held at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Inn and Meeting Center, their talk focused on how innovation is changing transportation in the Austin area and over the globe. Heiligenstein, while taking note of the new innovations, for example, ridesharing applications and driverless vehicles could profoundly change transportation network, said the Austin place still needs to put resources into developing its transportation limit, especially by building many and smarter roads.
Mike Heiligenstein is the Official Chief of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Austin, Texas. The autonomous government office was made in 2002 to outline a present day and regional transportation Central Texas network. The Portability Specialist’s present and future tasks are major components in a deliberately arranged, multi-modular transportation framework intended to meet the different versatility needs of the quickly developing area. Mike has been with the Portability Specialist since its origin and has administered the advancement of their first venture, 183A in Williamson Province. 183A is one of the primary activities within the country to move to all-electronic, cashless toll accumulation. Recently, the Mobility Authority opened the 290 Toll Manor Expressway project and is building Express Paths on MoPac (Circle 1). The Authority is likewise teaming up with local transportation agencies to study six other planned freeways crosswise over Focal Texas.
Presently, Mike is the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association President. He likewise serves on the counseling Leading body of the Texas A&M Transportation Foundation and also a few different boards of trustees and working teams managing transportation issues. Before taking control at the Mobility Authority, Heiligenstein served the nationals of Williamson Region for approximately 23 years being a public officer. The Mobility Authority is approved to issue income bonds that funds projects and can use fees and taxes from users to repay bonds and fund operations.