Effects of Technology to Roads in Austin Texas
The world depends on good roads and infrastructure for business and development. Although most transport discussions in Austin capitalize only on the city, this discussion took a different toll this time. The meeting was held at Sheraton Georgetown Hotel in Texas. The Growth Summit of Williamson County addressed the transport issues faced by the urban communities. The board meeting comprised of some of the county’s officials; Mike Heiligenstein, the Executive Director of Regional Mobility Authority in Texas, Joseph Kosper, Head of Uber Technologies, Leandre Johns, Head of External Affairs in Texas and Jared Ficklin, in charge of Argo Designs. Jared is a guru in design, and he developed a transport system focused on the aerial gondola for Central Texas.
Development of Smart Roads
Mike Heiligenstein noted that in addition to ridesharing applications, modern technology like driverless vehicles will in future have a radical impact on the transport system, infrastructure, and roads. The town needs to put more resources into developing it transportation ability majorly by developing additional extra roads. According to him, smart roads are the only way to providing urban city occupants with good transportation in Williamson Texas. Although the County of Williamson has substantially invested in the structuring of roads and infrastructure in the past 15 years, the population of the county keeps on growing. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the county officials to develop smarter corridors and roads for the safety and efficiency of the occupants.
Policy Makers Implement Modern Roads
According to Alan McGraw the Mayor of Austin Texas, policy makers need to prepare strategies for the smart road implementation for the future. Developing land use codes would ensure flexibility. The presence of autonomous cars demands smart and reliable roads including garages and parking lots. The future of Austin Texas holds new modern roads with parking garages of approximately five feet tall, with several charging stations and service stations on a different level, a bill which does not fit into any modern building code.
About The Mobility Authority
Established in 2002, Regional Mobility Authority of Central Texas is an autonomous government agency founded to better the transport structure in Williamson County. The company’s objective is to develop and execute innovative transport solutions to reduce congestion while creating transportation choices for better lives and economic vitality.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike has a distinguished career in the growth and expansion of infrastructure in Texas. He is the current head of Regional Mobility Authority in Texas. He was appointed as the head in 2003 and has since represented the occupants of Texas for over 23 years.