He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He was picked from three of the finalists of a board of 7 CTRMA members. Before he was even there, he worked at the Round Rock City Council for about eight years and then before that he was working as the Williamson County Commissioner for 15 years.
Mike Heiligenstein was named a member of the Texas Transportation Institute advisory in 2009 March. His services as a board member have been scattered across The International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association and Envision Central Texas, the National Association of Counties Air and water Quality Subcommittees and San Antonio Corridor Council as a Former Vice Chair.
He got his Bachelor and Two Masters degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.
In September 2015, he wrote an article that detailed what they had done so far when it comes to the matter of roads and the tolls. These have helped reduce the congestion in Austin Texas which has witnessed an influx of cars and traffic increment.
Their work there is to make sure that they innovate and come up with the solutions that are needed to make the roads better and that transport happens as it should. The varying tolls are used to make sure that the express lane is moving fast even when the others are slowing down.
They created a mobile app that was integrated with their monitoring system to provide routes that were alternatives for drivers seeking to avoid the congested roads. He cited solutions that are changing the way that these roads are run and operated.
He also talked about the congestion caused by the drivers who start and then stop caused by little breakdowns. When they make the off roads that they can drive to make room for the rest, they can solve this too.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
It is the one that is leading now in the building transportation industry right now. It has led to strides made in that particular sector especially in Travis and Williamson County. They have built toll roads 183-A and the U.S. 290 East and then issuing toll bags.
It is an independent government agency which is comprised of seven members in it board who oversee the business interests and development. They have offered a lot including roadside assistance and travel apps. So far, they have done a good job.