Mike Heiligenstein Talks of the Growing Need of Infrastructure

The executive director of Regional Mobility Authority from Central Texas attended a forum in San Antonio to discuss infrastructure. Heiligenstein was asked questions about the state of toll roads in his area and the bypass in Austin. He also answered questions on whether the Eagle Ford Shale’s roads could be improved by the pay-for-use plans.

 

Question One

 

Mike Heiligenstein was asked why Texas drivers were not utilizing the highway 130. That the concession company dealing with the highway has, in two occasions, been downgraded owing to the low traffic numbers is something Mike was required to answer.

 

In his response, Mike said that state highway 130 was an interesting study. He went on to say that interstate 35 was almost unsolvable as far as the next 20 years rising demand goes. Heiligenstein responded by saying that in many areas there was no way of getting more lanes on the present footprint. Indeed he said many cities were not willing to accept a larger footprint whether vertically or even horizontally.

 

Mike said that from areas such as San Antonio all the way to Austin, the traffic was 85% local/regional. Mike asserted that the solution was not just in moving trucks across State Highway 130, but instead to figure out ways of adding capacity and to change the travel behavior. He said that the State Highway 130 was a long term strategy that had considered the potential increase of vehicles and trucks on Austin roads.

 

Question Two

 

Mike was asked whether there was justification owing to the poor performance exhibited, as a result of the high gas prices and poor economy, by the toll roads over the past years.

 

Mike responded that toll roads were not the only answer to the congestion and traffic issue. He said the debate over efficiency of these roads cannot be wished away since the authority needs all the tools it can get. He said that in Austin the authority has leveraged dollars over the $1 billion mark for construction and that the 183A extension was funded in entirety by user revenue.

 

Mike Heiligenstein

 

Mike is the Executive Director of the Regional Mobility Authority based in Central Texas. His authority is determined to ease traffic in the entire Austin area. Mike has a BA from Texas University and also holds a Masters Degree in business administration and governance. With the partnership of cities and departments of transportation, the Texas Authority is determined to ease traffic and decongest the area.

 

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Tips For Throwing The Perfect Party

With spring finally here, many people are beginning to get ready for entertaining. The ability to throw a flawless party is a gift that comes naturally to some. For others, the idea of juggling a menu, a guest list and decor sends chills down their spine.

 

With so many event planners in NYC, it’s easy to find a professional who can manage the more challenging elements of party-planning for you. For example, Twenty Three Layers is one of the top event planning companies in NYC. With years of experience as party and corporate event planners in NYC, Twenty Three Layers can help you with every aspect of planning that you could ever need.

 

If a party planner isn’t in your budget, you can still pull off the perfect party all on your own by following these tips from professional party planners.

 

 

  1. Finger Foods Never Fail

 

The more complicated that you make your menu, the higher the chances are that something isn’t going to turn out the way that you had hoped. It’s a common mistake to make a complicated menu in an effort to impress your guests. However, finger foods please everybody and are foolproof when it comes to their preparation.

 

 

  1. Keep Track of Lists

 

Party-planning requires numerous lists. From the guest list to the shopping list, there are many details that you need to stay on top of throughout the entire planning process. That’s why spreadsheets come in handy. This free software allows you to organize every aspect of your planning so that you can manage everything from your computer.

 

 

  1. Create a Signature Cocktail

 

As a host, you’re going to want to have a variety of beverages for your guests. Instead of stocking up on various bottles of expensive liquor, you can save money and show off your creativity at the same time by coming up with a signature cocktail. If your party has a theme, be sure to incorporate this theme into your specialty concoction.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Thanks to these tips from real expert planners, you can pull off a party all on your own without having to hire a professional.

 

Greyhound Diaries: Revealing the Untold Stories of Travelers

It takes an overwhelmingly amount of commitment and dedication to travel each and every day on a Greyhound bus, which, Doug Levitt has whole heartedly accepted. Doug has spent more than twelve years covering 12,000 miles on the bus. The journey has he says has not been an easy one. He has spent hours of travel with convicted felons, addicts and people suffering depression and other forms of mental health.

His journey began after his father committed suicide at sixteen. He later graduated and started work with CNN and other large broadcasting corporations as a foreign correspondent. Working in war countries like Iran and Afghanistan helped him push down his mental state. However, he realized that there was another group of US citizens who had no voice at all and what Doug knows.

The Greyhound Diaries, a book, web and picture series was began to help shed a light a light on a strata of US citizens who suffered silently. Few people knew the state of travellers and the level of disolence they suffered until the series was born. In his journey, Doug is able to meet many people of all walks of lives. Most of these people are broken in one way or another. Nonetheless, what brings them close is the fact that they are all lost in their own problems.

Greyhound Diaries entails stories, experiences and the struggles these individuals face each and every day. Speaking to Buckley, Doug admits that he meets some people of different demeanours, some are quite scary, while others are weighed down by their problems. Nevertheless, being stuck with someone for hours on the road makes it easy for them yto open up and share their problems and Doug’s lacrosse camp.

Doug Levitt may have been born and bred in Washington D.C but he always knew he wanted the challenging roles. Being a journalist he wanted to make a difference. Using the Greyhound Diaries, he has been able to impact so many lives. His life and perception has also changed as dealing with people with different issues has helped him realize his inner problems as well and his Twitter.

Doug Levitt graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Journalism

Bruce Bent II Cultivating a Career In Fiscal Management

Bruce Bent II has cultivated a career that many indeed would be jealous of. His work in the financial market is largely thanks in part from the skills that have been passed down by his father. Residing in New York, Bruce Bent II has gone on to act as the head of a handful of money market corporations that have the end goal of managing trust funds for financial corporations. Bent II’s time with each company has forwarded itself into a situation of better earnings for each company and has allowed him to push himself even farther than his farther was able to throughout his fiscal career.

Bruce Bent II’s Career With Double Rock
Double Rock was one of the original financial companies in which Bent II was able to build his career. At Double Rock Bent would be elevated to the position of president. Bent II also serves as the vice chairman of the company in which he is able to provide leadership on both sides of the business, thus growing it into a successful money management firm. As president of Double Rock, Bruce Bent II has been able to take the company into a lucrative and successful direction that has allowed it to flourish and accumulate capital gains.

Hallmark and Beyond
Hallmark Trust were perhaps one of Bent II’s most famous business leaderships. While at Hallmark Trust, Bruce R. Bent II was able to manage the company’s vast majority of fiscal management to be more suited for the U.S. business practices. Bruce Bent II would utilize tactics taught to him by his father in order to create fiscal outcomes beneficial to the company and all parties involved. While at the company Bent II would move up and ultimately became the co-creative officer.

His success began largely in part been do to the skills given to him by his father. His father has taught him how to manage a successful business without much worry at all and continues to be a guiding force in all of Bent II’s decision to this day. Whatever Bruce Bent II’s future may en tale it is sure to be in the financial sector.

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