AUSTIN, Tex.--Mike Heiligenstein, Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, has been elected President of the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them. The election took place at the IBTTA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
“Mike comes to the presidency of IBTTA at a critical time for road infrastructure in the U.S. and around the world,” said Patrick D. Jones, IBTTA Executive Director. “As governments seek new revenues to support their critical yet aging, transportation links, tolling represents a proven method to fund vital road infrastructure without raising taxes. Mike’s experience and proven record in state and local government along with his innovative thinking make him an outstanding choice to lead IBTTA in 2014.”
Heiligenstein will serve as the President of IBTTA for one year. He previously served as the First Vice President of the association.
“Being chosen for this position by my colleagues is not only an honor but an acknowledgment of what the Mobility Authority has accomplished in the ten years since it was created,” said Heiligenstein. “Central Texas is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, and that brings great challenges for mobility. Our organization is moving forward to deliver a regional transportation system of expressways that is seamless, enjoyable, safe, green, and reliable.”