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Mobility Matters

Check out the Central Texas Mobility Matters blog for Mike Heiligenstein’s take on all the latest trends in Central Texas mobility.

Mobility Matters Blog

Mike Heiligenstein has served as the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority since 2003, overseeing its growth as a startup transportation agency to a nationally recognized leader in toll road operations. Heiligenstein oversaw the development of the Mobility Authority’s first toll project, 183A in Williamson County and its subsequent transition as one of the first projects in the country to transition to all-electronic, cashless toll collection. The agency’s other major project, the 290 Toll Road in southeast Travis County was also a success by all measures, and continues to exceed traffic and revenue expectations. Under Heiligenstein’s leadership, the agency is currently constructing Express Lanes on MoPac and building the 183 South Project in east Austin.

Heiligenstein was recently honored by the International Bridge, Turnpike and Tunnel Association (IBTTA) as an Honorary Member for his outstanding contributions and commitment to regional approaches to mobility solutions. This is the highest honor the international association bestows. Heiligenstein served as president of the association in 2014.

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Past Issues:

Mar. 03, 2017
Partnership brings solution to airport congestion

It’s every traveler’s nightmare and every commuter’s dread:  You’re late to the airport when you hit the congestion on your... more

The post Partnership brings solution to airport congestion appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Feb. 08, 2017
Central Texas transportation challenges mirrored in USDOT Report

 “If we do not invest in our infrastructure, we will let conditions move us backwards.” ~ Anthony Foxx, outgoing U.S.... more

The post Central Texas transportation challenges mirrored in USDOT Report appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Jan. 18, 2017
Toll Roads and Global Warming

Regardless of where one stands on the issue of global warming, we all can agree on two important tenets: We... more

The post Toll Roads and Global Warming appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Jan. 10, 2017
Multimodal Transportation as an Economic Equalizer

“If we’re stuck in traffic, we can’t be leaders in the world,” says the author of “Putting America’s Infrastructure Back... more

The post Multimodal Transportation as an Economic Equalizer appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Nov. 28, 2016
MoPac Moves Forward

October marked an important milestone for the MoPac Improvement Project, with the first section of the Express Lane now open... more

The post MoPac Moves Forward appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Jun. 01, 2016
Improving Mobility Through Innovation

Mobility isn’t just about pouring new concrete and asphalt. The reality of Austin’s dramatic growth – and the challenging nature... more

The post Improving Mobility Through Innovation appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

May. 09, 2016
The Mobility Authority is Going Green for Earth Day

Last month we celebrated Earth Day, a time to remember the importance of protecting our environment, and a time to give... more

The post The Mobility Authority is Going Green for Earth Day appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Apr. 08, 2016
183 South Expressway Groundbreaking: Connecting Communities

Our Chairman, Ray Wilkerson, outlined it clearly last October: “Over the last 50 years, the US 183 corridor has become... more

The post 183 South Expressway Groundbreaking: Connecting Communities appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Apr. 05, 2016
Happy Birthday 183A

The month of March marks the 9th anniversary of the opening of 183A Toll, the Mobility Authority’s inaugural project. Completed... more

The post Happy Birthday 183A appeared first on Central Texas Mobility Matters.

Mar. 18, 2016
2015 Annual Report Now Available

At the Mobility Authority we’ve made it our mission to transform mobility and re-envision connectivity in Central Texas. We’re working... more

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