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Texas Roads and The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

The leader in the construction of transportation systems in Texas is The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority works in Williamson and Travis counties. The residents in Central Texas know the role of the authority. They are aware that they builds toll roads, issue toll tags. However, many Central Texas residents do not know the other tasks that the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is responsible for. Here are some of the tasks that are the responsibility of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

 

CTRMA is an Independent Government Agency

 

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was launched in 2002 after a law was passed in 2001. The operating revenue for the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority topped to $55,814,033. The asset’s of the agency has grown to $1.8 billion. In order to finance the many projects they need to complete, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority sells investment bonds, which are held in the stock market. The projects they need to finance include road construction, traffic lane expansion, and transportation improvements. The Texas Department of Transportation serves as thirty percent of the agency’s income.

 

Free Travel Applications and Roadside Assistance

 

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is the head of the Highway Emergency Response Operator. The service helps stranded drivers along Interstate 35 and U.S. This service helps traffic move at a continuous pace. The Highway Emergency Response Operator helped 14,480 drivers. It helped the drivers by moving disabled cars, changing tires, water delivery for those waiting on tow trucks, and removing bulky items off of the road. The agency also has a mobile application called Metropia, which alleviates traffic by gives users incentives to drive during off-peak hours. There is also an application called CARMA, which helps commuters ride-shared with others.

 

Mike Heiligenstein is the executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He has been with the agency since it began in 2002. Mike Heiligenstein was an elected official for 23 years before working at executive director. Under his leadership, the agency is expected to see $4 billion in assets, while their revenue will grow steadily.

Learn more:

http://ibtta.org/sites/default/files/documents/Heiligenstein_Mike_formatted%20with%20Picture_2014.pdf

https://communityimpact.com/topics/mike-heiligenstein/

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