One of the issues that has been plaguing Williamson county for a number of years no is the lack of an elaborate transportation network. The issue has festered for so long that the residents of the county decided it was time to have an open discussion about it, and they did this during the last county assembly meeting.
According to Biz Journals, among the leaders that were in attendance of the meeting is Mike Heiligenstein, the founder of the RideScout LLC, Joseph Kopser, Texas External Affairs Director Leandre Johns and Jared Ficklin of Argo Designs. Very positive discussions and recommendations were made at the summit.
The first thing that Mike Heiligenstein noted was the fact that new technologies such as cars with no drivers and ride sharing applications such as Uber were visibly transforming the face of transportation in the county, the state of Texas and the world.
Mike Heiligenstein stated that to meet the growing innovations in the sector, it was time that the community of Williamson County started thinking about getting better infrastructure for transportation.
He stated that the past fifteen years had been great for the county and that they had really structured their infrastructure in a proper manner. He however noted that the area, especially the suburbs, would continue receiving people over the course of time and recommended that more had to be done to meet the growing infrastructural needs of the community. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://plus.google.com/101375497770357564809
Alan McGraw, the mayor of Round Rock asked what the community needed to do to make sure that the current growth remained sustainable. Ficklin stated that the first thing the community needed to do was ensure that the land codes remained as flexible as they had always been.
Mobility Authority revealed to us that Mike Heiligenstein continued to say that when the new inventions came into the public domain, the area would need more infrastructures such as filling stations and the likes and the best way to make sure that was happening was by keeping the codes flexible.
With national statistics showing that the country looses hundreds of billions of dollars every year from traffic snarl-ups, there is need to make sure that the situation is remedied and one of the best ways to make this happen is adopting policies that will lead to more efficient transportation systems.
The entire panel was generally pleased with the manner in which the developments were taking place, but they felt that if possible, things needed to be improved in some areas.