The Annual Austin Business Journal’s Williamson County Growth Summit was the place to be when it comes to formulating the most efficient solutions to the problems that the people face in the city of Austin. Every year, the summit sees some of the most distinguished faces from the city, who come forward and talk about the various aspects of improvements that can be implemented in the town of Austin.
This year, the summit particularly revolved around the problems of transportation that the town is currently facing. Talking about these various issues were some of the most esteemed people in the transportation industry.
The panel had individuals who were coming from various sectors within transportation such as Leandre Johns who is currently the Uber Technologies Texas External Affairs Director, Joseph Kopser the founder and current head of RideScout and Jared Ficklin of Agro Design.
Another noteworthy member present at this discussion was Mike Heiligenstein, one of Austin city’s pioneers in the transportation business. All of these panel members shared their views on different aspects of transportation and offered their insight into helping the city tackle these problems.
When Mike Heiligenstein voiced his opinion on the various matters of transportation, his solutions were practical and came from a man with a tremendous amount of experience. Austin has a growing population with people all over Texas coming here in search of a better lifestyle.
With more people, the number of cars that are moving on the streets of the city is increasing. However, the current infrastructure isn’t enough to cope up with the growing population of people and cars.
According to Crunchbase, Mike Heiligenstein, therefore, stated that to address this issue, the city needs a revamp of its infrastructure with at least eight lanes on each road to solve the problem of excessive traffic that the town is currently facing.
Mike Heiligenstein currently works at the Central Texas Regional Mobile Authority of Austin, Texas. At the CTRMA, Mike Heiligenstein serves as the Executive Director and handles all the operative matters of the organization.
Through this organization, Mike Heiligenstein has been part of some projects for the betterment of the system of transportation. He has also been involved with the project that revamped the toll booth system in Austin.