Mike Heilingestein is Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority executive director since 2003. He helped Mobility Authority emerge from a startup to a nationally recognized player in the road toll market. Mike also holds three decades experience in public service since his election as Round City Council member and later as Commissioner at William County.
Mike’s greatest contribution has been his role in the growth of Austin as Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority executive director. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is an independent government agency founded by Mike Heilingestein in 2002. Mobile Authority focuses on the design of current transport infrastructure for Central Texas. The company’s present and future infrastructures are major features of a meticulously planned, multi-modal transport network designed to address the diverse transportation needs of the rapidly expanding region.
Mike has been at the helm of Mobility Authority since the launch of 183A flagship project in Williamson County. The project marked the first ever cashless, all-electronic toll collection system in the United States. Lately, Mobility Authority inaugurated the 290 Toll dubbed Manor Expressway system. The agency is currently building Loop 1 Express Lanes at MoPac. A feasibility study of other six expressways is also underway throughout Central Texas in collaboration with other regional transport agencies.
Mobility Authority mission is to preserve and improve the standard of living in Central Texas through evolution to synchronize with the transition in regional landscape. The agency further values community participation in its project. Mobility Authority also ensures environmental protection in the implementation of its projects. The company’s goal is to reduce congestion in Travis and Williamson counties transportation networks by creating state-of-the-art, multi-modal transport solutions for the economic viability of the region.
Mike Heilingestein serves as an expert at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. The agency further employees’ private contractors with specialty expertise in transportation infrastructure development to offer technical service in the implementation of carriage network projects. Mobility Authority is a jurisdiction of the Texas Transportation Code Chapter 370. It has the mandate from state laws to reimburse revenue bonds to finance projects. Mobility Authority also generates its income from taxes or fees levied on users, which it uses to fund its operation and repay the bond debt.
Mike Heiligenstein is in charge of the daily operations at Mobility Authority under the oversight of the agency’s board of directors appointed from volunteers from the local community. The board’s mandate includes policy formulation, project prioritization, and supervision of the organization’s operational effectiveness and efficiency.
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