Mike Heiligenstein – An Icon in Road Infrastructure in Austin

In a report published on 15th September 2015, Mike Heiligenstein talked of how traffic congestion was expected in Austin and that a solution was needed in easing the traffic. Mike Heiligenstein worked in the mobility section, and he promised of handling the mess.

 

Mike Heiligenstein worked for a local accountable agency in Travis and Williamson Counties. He talked of the roads that the mobility department had built and resulted into growth and expansion of the areas where the roads have been built. He gave examples of such roads like the 183A Toll road that had caused exponential growth in Cedar Park and Leandar and U.S 290 Toll road that has tripled the capacity of the road between Austin and Minor.Learn more : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfCSQct7ihI

 

In the year 2015, a new MoPac Express Lane was being built. This was an Express Lane that was expected to be moving even when the other Lanes were slow. Due to its innovative nature, mobile authority was to execute the project.Learn more : https://communityimpact.com/austin/news/2013/07/15/mike-heiligenstein/

 

The statesman further reported of the Authority’s plans of making smart roads by installing cyber lines that would detect the cars going the wrong way. The Authority had also partnered with Metropoia and created a mobile App that was integrated with traffic monitoring so as to provide alternative routes to the commuters. Mike further posited that car users should plan pool cars to ease congestion. According to Mike, this could have been a great move since 900,000 empty cars seats were recorded daily.

 

Another solution mentioned by Mike was that of encouraging residents to walk and pedal rather than using cars. Drivers moving off the road quickly whenever faced with minor breakdown was also mentioned as another solution. The Authority was, however, planning to introduce Emergency Response Operator program to help motorists with minor programs. The authority was planning to partner with Texas Department of Transportation and all the counties so as to bet the traffic jam.Learn more : http://ibtta.org/sites/default/files/documents/Heiligenstein_Mike_formatted%20with%20Picture_2014.pdf

 

About Mike Heiligenstein

Mike Heiligenstein graduated with a degree in Government from the University of Texas. He owns two masters; one in Government and the other in Business Administration, both from University of Texas. Since 2003, Mike has been working as the Executive Director of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority which is a multimodal transportation agency. He also serves on the board of the International Bridge and the board of Texas Transportation Institute. And Turnpike Association.

 

Infrastructural projects have been Mike’s focus from the last 30 years. He is also a public speaker on matters about Infrastructure.

Twenty Three Layers: The Rising Star in Event Planning and Design

It takes a lot to pull off an amazing event, and even one to a few mistakes can ruin it. This is why it’s important to hire an event planner with spectacular quality and expertise. Having said this, a recent article included 15 steps to take when looking for the right event planner, and there are as follows:

 

  1. Defining the objective for the event- this is more important than considering the event’s budget.

 

  1. Determine why you are hiring an event planner- ask yourself why do you need an event company to assist you.

 

  1. Calculate your budget

 

  1. Research the qualifications of the event planner- don’t just go on word of mouth. And even though the competition with event planning companies in NYC is fierce, it’s still imperative to ensure they are perfect fit for you and your event.

 

  1. Check with professional affiliations, such as the International Special Events Society, the Meeting Professionals International (local or national chapter), and the Association of Wedding Professionals.

 

  1. Check with hotels and local chambers of commerce.

 

  1. Interview the three event planners who are the most qualified.

 

  1. Give the details of the event to test in a discussion with them how they will handle the event.

 

  1. Try to meet the planner in person.

 

  1. Check their references.

 

  1. Narrow down to one event planner and listen to his/her ideas.

 

  1. The total budget of the event planner must be presented.

 

  1. Check the fine print and negotiate the terms.

 

  1. Work closely with him/her and confirm details.

 

  1. Have a replacement for hiring for the event planning ready, just in case.

 

About Twenty Three Layers

 

Found in 2012, Twenty Three Layers are full-service event planners in NYC that specialize in event planning, production, and design. With their keen focus, creativity, design, and professionalism, they have already gain some of the most coveted relationships with some of the world’s most exclusive establishments. Their staff has several years of expertise in this field. And with seasoned knowledge, they have proven that they can and will deliver perfection in the best and latest trends in décor, food, and entertainment. Working with them will help create top notch celebrations, weddings, corporate events, charitable functions, and galas.