One of the biggest problems that the residents of Austin Texas have been facing is traffic snarl ups. This problem had festered to the extent that it was discussed at a county hall meeting last Thursday. The main idea behind the discussion was that the sooner the matter is discussed, the better it will be to find a solution for the sake of the residents of the town.
One of the people who spoke at the meeting is the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Mike Heiligenstein. He stated that one of the technological advances that could happen in the near future is the invention of the driverless cars. He gave this as an example and stated that if the issue of transport reorganization was handled properly, the town would achieve the growth objectives that had been set and that they would eliminate all the issues that were currently being experienced.
He was quick to state that the county was doing the best they could in restructuring how the infrastructure was at the time. He voiced concerns over the growing population and the rural to urban migration, stating that the surge would eventually take its toll on the present facilities. To combat the problem, he stated there was need to make better roads and ensure they are advanced and technically efficient.
He was asked by the residents about the steps that they were taking in preparation for the changing transport needs. He stated that to start with, they had decided that the land codes of the state had been flexible for a long time and that they wanted things to remain that way. He challenged the people to keep up with the spirit of encouraging growth by allowing there to be new garages, filling stations and other structures that support the expansion.
The CEO and Co-founder of Uber also spoke at the meeting, saying that there was a serious need to address the issues in transport. He noted that one of the best modes of transportation for the residents of the area was what Uber was offering.
Mike is the current Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. The organization was started in 2002 to deal with issues affecting the area. For the past 23 years, he had been a public official in the area and has also served as a committee member in other organizations. He is a true inspiration to the community.
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