In December of 2016, the Austin Business Journal’s Williamson County Growth Summit held its annual program. The summit brings together people from different professions to talk about how to facilitate growth and development in the city to benefit the citizens and the authorities as well.
This summit, in particular, focused around the topic of transportation. With the rising number of vehicle owners, the strain on the roads in Austin have been increasing causing massive problems for travelers around the city. Because of these problems, people have to face hours of traffic every day on their daily commute.
The Austin Business Journal’s Williamson County Growth Summit was mainly directed towards the problems that are being faced on Austin’s Roads, with numerous panels being held with the aim to find a solution to ease these problems.
The summit saw some incredibly well-known faces in the world of transportation and motors. One of the more notable members of the panel was the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Austin, Mike Heiligenstein. Mike Heiligenstein has actively been part of a vast number of transportation committees and organizations and has tried his best to put his knowledge of transportation to good use and help the city of Austin.
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, is one among the numerous other committees that he is part of. Under his leadership, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has undertaken a significant number of projects for the development of Austin’s roads and transportation.
During the panel discussion held at the summit, Mike Heiligenstein was one of the more vocal speakers, actively raising questions and giving solutions to the various problems that were being put forth. While talking about the issues of transportation, Mike emphasized the need for larger roads to accommodate the growing number of travelers.
According to him, Austin was still using the same infrastructure that it used a long time ago, which is one of the main reasons for its problems. For the city to cope with this growing need, Mike Heiligenstein emphasized the need for smarter roads to be developed to benefit the people of the city.
The panel also saw a well-versed group of notable speakers like Uber Technologies Texas External Affairs Director Leandre Johns, RideScout LLC founder Joseph Kopser and Jared Ficklin from Agro Design. Each one of these panel members spoke about a different aspect of the transportation scene and posed practical solutions to the matter.
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