Traffic is one of the biggest issues in Williamson County, particularly, Austin. The problem has prevailed for a long time and has been quite problematic. The situation has been so severe that it led to the formation of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to try and come up with solutions to this problem.
Last year December saw CTRMA boss call for a meeting with the most influential people in the transporation industry of Austin. The meeting was held at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel $ Conference Center. And, although most meetings held in Austin involved discussions on how to better transportation in the area, these meeting was to cover Williamson County as a whole.
According to Crunchbase, during the meeting, the participants who were Mike Heiligenstein, the Executive Director of CTRMA, Leandre Johns, the External Affairs Director for Texas branch of Uber Technologies, Joseph Kopser who is the founder of RideScout LLC, and Jared Ficklin of ArgoDesign, noted that Austin had done an outstanding job at improving the transportation in the area.
The area now boasted of wider roads and driverless roads, all which would have a great impact on traffic reduction. However, the attendants noted that Austin continued to attract more people to the area. As such, expansion of highways was not enough. They concluded the meeting with a note that the roads in this area need to be made smart. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeheiligenstein
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike Heiligenstein is the Executive of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He was appointed to this position in the year 2003 after making it to be among the last three finalists eligible for the job. Heiligenstein brings vast experience to the table.
Prior to joining CTRMA, he worked as a city council member in Round Rock. He assumed this position for about 8 years. Heiligenstein has alao worked for Williamson County as a county commissioner. He worked here for about 15 years. His involvement with public issues, while working as a county commissioner and county council member, made him the best man for the CTRMA job.
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was founded in the year 2003. This independent body was created in order to handle transportation issues in Williamson and Travis Counties. The body is made of seven elected members. Travis county votes in three members and so does Williamson County. Then, the governor appoints the chairman of CTRMA.