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About Mike Heiligenstein

About Mike Heiligenstein

Mike Heiligenstein is the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, a multimodal transportation agency. Mike has served the Mobility Authority since 2003, overseeing its growth from a startup transportation agency to a nationally recognized leader in toll road operations. During his tenure, the agency developed its first toll road 183A and maximized its efficiency by implementing cutting edge technologies, such as video billing and all-electronic tolling. Mike is a vocal advocate for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and has worked hard to provide such facilities wherever feasible along Mobility Authority projects. Currently, the Mobility Authority is managing a $1 billion program to extend the 183A toll road, complete the 6.2-mile Manor Expressway east of Austin and implement state-of-the-art Express Lanes on the MoPac Expressway, which serves the core population of Austin.

During his 30 years as a public official, first as a Round Rock City Council Member and later as a Williamson County Commissioner, Mike focused on infrastructure projects. These included several transportation projects, major parkland acquisitions and the development of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. He also chaired the Clean Air Force, the regional air quality initiative of Central Texas, and the initial phases of the Air and Water quality subcommittees for the National Association of Counties. Mike was a founding board member and two-time vice chair of the Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council and a founding member and board member for the Envision Central Texas project.

Mr. Heiligenstein currently serves on the boards of the Texas Transportation Institute and the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with degrees in Government, a Masters of Government and a Masters of Business Administration.

Mike is called upon both nationally and in Texas to speak to groups about infrastructure, particularly transportation, and is known for his commitment to regional approaches to problem solving.