Infrastructure plays a key role in determining the state of a country’s economy. While easy to access roads equal smooth business operations, difficult to access roads substantiate to delays in business resulting to paralyzed economy.
That is why, while most transit deliberations in Austin capitalize on the city, the norm took a turn by introducing a meeting dubbed Growth Summit for transport discussions. The meeting offered a platform to highlight transportation challenges in the suburbs of Williamson.
The summit hosted officials from the Authority of Texas Regional Mobility like Mike Heiligenstein, the executive director. He was accompanied by the founder of Uber Technologies Inc, Mr. Joseph Kosper, Jared Ficklin, head of Agro Designs and Leandre Johns, director of external affairs in Texas.
The meeting was held at Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown Texas. The discussion capitalized on how technology has succeeded in transforming infrastructure across the world. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://about.me/heiligenstein
Mike Heiligenstein said that although technology has introduced driverless cars and transport applications for ease of transport, there was still need for investing in road expansion to accommodate the rising numbers of population in Williamson County. He also highlighted the need for developing smarter roads tailored to the demands of residents. According to Heiligenstein, that is the only way forward to serving mobility needs.
Although Williamson had done a splendid job by structuring infrastructure for over fifteen years, there has been rising population that must be accommodated. It was important for the county officials to invest in developing the roads to accommodate all residents by making them smarter, with large capacity.
Asked what policy makers need to improve on for the roads to be capacitated and made smarter, Mr. Alan McGraw said that automated autonomous vehicles demand garages and parking spaces.
He also said that building land codes for residents would ease parking and driving. According to him, the future of garages must consider the sizes of new vehicles. They must be approximately five feet tall with an extra inch taller. The garage should also have multiple charging stations for convenience.
CTMR and Mike
The Mobility of Central Texas Regional Authority exists as an independent agency that was established in 2002. It was created to provide transportation system in Williamson County. The mission of the organization is to implement multiple, revolutionary, transport solutions for ease of movement.
The result is a growing economy with zero to less congestion. The agency focuses on growing economy as well as providing safe road. The organization is chaired by Mike Heiligenstein. Under his leadership, it offers transport solutions for the people of Williamson.