Mike Heiligenstein has a lot to talk about with regard to the future of infrastructure in Texas. This includes the toll roads such as State Highway 130, a bypass around Austin as it is so congested now and the pay-for-use arrangement for the Eagle Ford Shale.

According to Crunchbase, Mike Heiligenstein talks about State Highway 130. He says that there will be increased demand over the next 20 years. Hence I 35 simply cannot meet that increased demand. Besides, there are places like the Colorado River where no more lanes can be added to the existing footprint. Even the neighborhood is not keen on it.

He stated that the traffic from San Antonio to Austin is mainly local. Hence the need is to add to capacity and change travel behavior so that people start moving towards SH 130. This is a long-term plan, and there is an increase in demand for trucks and cars in the Austin area.

Mike feels that just having toll roads will not be enough to resolve the issue. All the options are required in order to make it convenient to all. He also stated that public money is being used and it has already moved beyond $1 billion which is being used in construction. Hence no tax money is being used now.  Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeheiligenstein

This is why the investor community is doing due diligence on all the projects of CTRMA before investing. They are happy with everything till now. The last IPO of CTRMA was worth over $300 million, and it was oversubscribed by nearly ten times by the investor community. CTRMA got nice rates and its bond rating also improved.

Investors are now looking at Austin as well as San Antonio as these are being projected for the long term, sustained growth. This is why it is time to build for the future.

There can be toll-type tags for Eagle Shale. These can be used to charge trucks that use the county roads. This is because county roads do not have the structural integrity that is required for withstanding this kind of weight as well as demand.

There can be another option of creating a zone where production gets linked to a tax increment finance tool. This is because the Department of Commerce in Texas requires financial assistance for these counties.

This way the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is completely geared up for overcoming all the issues to be faced in the future in Travis as well as Williamson counties.

Betsy DeVos is the current Secretary of Education under President Donald Trump. She was nominated for the position and elected primarily because of her background in the Charter School Movement and school choice issues.

DeVos feels that there is a definite place for students to have more choice in schools regardless of their location or position in life. If the facilities and opportunities are not currently there and in place, DeVos feels that they should be put there. Today, our inner cities schools are still a mess. Many children go to schools that are sub-par both in the safety of the facilities and the resources that are available. Read more on Cleveland.com

Betsy DeVos feels that to make changes, there needs to be a new way of thinking regarding how we invest in students. With the technological resources that are available, it is absurd to confine students to buildings when they can learn very well from electronic devices wherever the student is located. DeVos makes a very good argument in saying that a direct investment into students is the way to go because students don’t learn anything from just a new building.

So the conversation gravitates to new systems that can work instead of failed, old methods that have proven to be ineffective. Even as Betsy DeVos has been an advocate and champion for school choice and school vouchers, other methods of learning can also be utilized. DeVos claims that we are still living in the dark ages when it comes to using all of the resources at our disposal.

By empowering parents and students with more choices than just a physical address which forces them to attend school at a particular building; we can set up new and exciting systems where students can receive their education through networks and methods of which they are already familiar.

No matter where students live, nearly all of them know how to work a smartphone, and such devices could be made available to students for learning experiences. This is where millions of students could receive their education by partnering with parents and students and providing new systems.

We live in an age of innovation, as demonstrated by Uber and Apple. We have new technologies that were not even dreamed of as recently as five years ago, and we are not fully utilizing them as we are capable.

DeVos has received heavy, and perhaps unjust criticism simply because she has represented an opposing political party from her critics, but if these critics are truly interested in educating children, they might do well to listen and help our educational system as opposed to constantly echoing rhetoric that is non-productive. There are ideas and methods that are at this point untried that hold great promise and deserve to be considered.

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For years, many of us have been blaming our fine or dry hair on things like genetics or the weather. Interestingly, however, more and more research suggests that the hair care products we use are responsible for our hair-related problems.

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If you look at the back of your shampoo and conditioner bottles, you’re likely to see a list of ingredients that you’ve never heard of before. For instance, sodium lauryl sulfate is an ingredient found in almost every shampoo. This powerful detergent violently strips hair of its natural protective oils, leaving it dry and prone to damage. Synthetic fragrances, found in almost every hair care product, leave the scalp dry and irritated, often resulting in dandruff and hair loss.

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