Mike Heiligenstein is the first Executive Director of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He served around 23 years as a central Texas Public Official in the highly growing communities of Williamson and Round Rock. As both a county commissioner and city councilman, he highly initiated as well as helped in supervising more than $500 million in capital improvement projects Texas. In the year 2000 lead a $350 million transportation initiative that was able to change the dynamics of mobility throughout the entire central Texas hence improving the mobility sector at large. He was also actively involved in all areas of implementing the program that is contract management, public presentations, pricing, rating agency performance as well as personal engagement in matters to do with land acquisition for the Central Texas Turnpike Project. He has been a leader in the environment, and public infrastructure causes throughout his entire public career.
Mike has been working with the agency since its inception and has also been able to oversee development of their first project that is, 183A in Williamson County. The project was among the first projects to transition to cashless toll, all electronic collection hence making a significant impact. Mike Heiligenstein is currently serving as the president of International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. He is also on the board of advisory of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute as well as other working groups and committees that deal with transportation issues.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was created in the year 2002 as an independent government agency so as to improve the transportation system in Travis and Williamson counties. The company’s aim is to design new and regional transportation network for the entire central Texas. The agency mission is to ensure it implements innovative and super, multi-modal transportation solutions that will reduce congestion as well as create transportation choices that will enhance economic vitality and quality of life. The agency was created and usually operates under Texas Transportation Code Chapter 370 and is also authorized under state law to ensure implementation of a wide range of transportation system which includes seaport, airports roadways, and transit services.
Also, the agency is well authorized to fund projects by the issue of revenue bonds and also utilize user taxes or fees to repay bonds and fund operations. The Mobility Authority makes use of private sector contractors who have specialized expertise to provide quality staffing support for the individual projects.