The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has been regarded as the leader of transportation systems in the following counties: Travis and Williamson. The Central Texas Regional is known for building roads, which include the 183-A and the U.S. 290 East. The transportation organization also issue toll tags. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://ibtta.eventsential.org/Speakers/Details/22280
However, the agency is so much more than that. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an independent government agency that was established in 2002. The agency was established after a state law took effect in 2001. This independent government agency does not have any tax authority. In 2015, their revenue was $55,814,033; their expenses totaled $38,135,309. Since the agency began their assets grew to $1.8 billion.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority uses funds from the private sector to finance their transportation projects. Their additional transportation projects include traffic lane expansion, construction of toll roads, projects that improve transportation for the Central Texas.
The agency raises their income by selling investment bonds. Any debt that they have is paid by the income from toll roads. The additional money needed comes from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority offers mobile travel applications and free roadside assistance. The agency runs HERO, also known as Highway Emergency Response Operator. The Highway Emergency Response Operator helps stranded drivers that are on Interstate 35 and U.S. 183.
The Highway Emergency Response Operator helped 14,480 drivers. The assistance to stranded motorists includes relocating vehicles that are disabled, changing tires, delivering water to drivers, and removing items from highway lanes.
Mike Heiligenstein is the Executive Director of The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Mr. Heiligenstein started working at The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in 2003. Mike represents the citizens of Central Texas in a variety of ways. He was an elected official for 23 years representing Williamson County. Mike Heiligenstein is a part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Texas Task Force.
Mike frequently is picked to speak on topics such as transportation, infrastructure, and his commitment to problem-solving. He graduated from the University of Texas and Mike Heiligenstein has a Master’s in Business Administration and Government.