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CTRMA’s Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein Offers Solutions to Help Transform Transportation Infrastructure in Williamson County

Mike Heiligenstein, Executive Director of CTRMA (Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority) continues to lead the agency by providing solutions to help transform the transportation infrastructure in Williamson County and Austin. As population continues to increase in the county and nearby areas, the agency and other organizations are continuously making efforts to address traffic and safety issues.

At the 19th Annual Williamson County Growth Summit, Mr. Heiligenstein served on the panel to discuss challenges of transportation. He talked about new technologies, increasing transportation capacity, and the growing population in suburban areas, including Williamson County.

During the summit,  Heiligenstein mentioned how ridesharing applications and driverless automobiles are contributing to transforming the infrastructure of transportation. Even with new technologies, he voiced concerns about the need for constructing more roads that are safer and smarter.

He said they must increase transportation capacity to meet the growing population demand in Williamson County and other suburbs. According to Crunchbase, Mike Heiligenstein also said the county had done magnificent works with its infrastructure structure over the last 15 years. He knows Williamson County and helped to expand its transportation infrastructure serving as an elected official for more than 20 years. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeheiligenstein

In 2003, Mike Heiligenstein joined Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority as Executive Director and accomplished leading the agency from zero dollars in revenue to millions of dollars. The agency announced the management of a $1 billion program for toll road expansion, completion of Manor Expressway, and MoPac Expressway lanes implementation.

He has spent 14 years building the growth of CTRMA and overseeing its daily operations of toll roads in Austin and nearby suburban areas. In addition to the $1 billion program, the agency has plans for a $4 billion program in assets by the end of 2020, with expectations of revenue increasing to more than $136 million.

CTRMA was established in 2002 as an independent government agency serving Travis County and Williamson County to improves their transportation systems. The mission of the agency is to develop and implement innovative transportation solutions to benefit the growing population in Central Texas.

Mike Heiligenstein accomplishments comprise of successfully completing the development of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail and major parkland acquisitions. The University of Texas graduate presently serves on the Texas Transportation Institute Board, International Bridge Board, and the Tunnel & Turnpike Association Board.