Recently in Austin, Texas the Williamson County Growth Summit opted to spotlight solutions to transportation troubles directly affecting the infrastructure of the city’s suburban areas. The shift of focus from urban transit to issues facing outer, regional neighborhoods was a change of pace. The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center hosted a panel featuring the likes of Leandre Johns, the director of Texas External Affairs, Joseph Kopser of RideScout LLC, the enigmatic product designer Jared Ficklin who represented ArgoDesign, and of course Mike Heiligenstein, the celebrated executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. While the bulk of the discussion revolved around the ways in which technology is affecting transportation as a whole, in their city, and around the globe, Mike Heiligenstein managed to directly address the need for Austin to further expand overall transportation capabilities due to currently outward expanding population moving into the suburban outskirts. Said increase of people thus demands that the city further develop roads and means of transportation for those residing in Williamson County and areas similar to it. To understand the importance of such panels and their effect on locals, one must educate themselves on all the good work being done by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and it’s leader, Mike Heiligenstein, who continues to look out for all people in an ever shifting landscape.
In 2002, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was formed as a government agency focused on the enhancement of local transportation infrastructure, concentrating largely on the suburban regions of Austin. Their focus revolves around crafting solutions for counties such as Travis and Williamson, which both have rapidly increasing populations in need of solid transportation systems. The Mobility Authority is composed of the aforementioned Executive Director, Mike Heiligenstein, his staff and occasionally additional contractors to develop transportation solutions. Their work affects a multitude of systems from airports to transit service. They deal with bike lanes and with traffic congestion. In short, the Mobility Authority stands to improve and maintain infrastructure all around the city.
Finally, one must recognizes the efforts and leadership of Mike Heiligenstein. His experience is unparalleled. He has been a Williamson County public official for twenty-three years. He oversaw the Mobility Authority’s first project and is the president of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association. He is constantly innovative and dedicated to improving regional transportation concerns, and has dedicated himself wholly to Austin.
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Securus Technologies announced its first 2016 release in updates for its secure technology, a single state-of-the-art calling platform to which all clients and customers have migrated and the strategy of investment required to constantly improve. This is mandated for our clients and confederates:
• family and friends;
• inmates; and
• corrections agencies.
CEO Richard Smith advised in the February 5, 2016 announcement that:
• (quote) “The Secure Calling Platform and ancillary platforms represent the largest single inmate phone calls platform in the world for corrections and law enforcement – we are #1 for a reason.”(end of quote)
The privately held company has made innovations in its software to increase public safety and security in corrections systems’ monitoring issues of inmate telephone communications.
Safe and Secure for Information Exchange
This software security investment makes Securus take top position of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for the country’s law enforcement and public safety markets with over 800 products. The company holds over 100 patents for its innovations in safe and secure communication monitoring software. serve:
• Over 3,450 public safety,
• law enforcement and
• corrections agencies and
• Over 1,200,000 inmate customers
Access is now available to the inmates incarcerated without the necessity of traveling or high hotel accommodation cost. These video visitations are safe and secure for:
• Payment of Inmate Phone and Other Charges
• Family visitation
• Attorney visitation conferences
Family Avoids Unexpected Calls
Family members no longer suffer haphazard communications from the inmate, as the calls and at-home video visits are scheduled in advance for a set time and date. This enables better quality inmate communication with attorney conferences as well, as the appointment for the phone conference is a legal conference appointment without any jostling with other inmates for phone access.
Requirements for Securus Video Visitation Communication
Broadband internet service must be in use by the corrections facility and by the attorney, or inmate family for the conferencing. Other requirements are:
• Simple establishment of an account with the Securus software and inmate corrections site
• Video web camera connection for interaction of web communication at both ends of inmate conference
• Definite appointment scheduled with the Securus software by the inmate corrections site.
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The expertise with which these video visitations enable the inmate to keep a satisfactory secure communication active with his family and attorney is a boost in permitting adequate and just relationships with these important individuals for fair resolution of his case.
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