The American-Statesman is concerned about the increasing traffic congestion in Austin. To this end, the editorial recommended that tech solutions should be used in addressing the problem. The Statesman referred to the mobility solutions suggested in Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard.
It mentioned the need to encourage residents to walk and pedal. Responding to this statement, Mike Heiligentein, the executive leader of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), outlined the organization’s efforts towards easing the traffic congestion in the region. CTRMA offers innovative mobility solutions in Travis and Williamson counties.
The agency is responsible for notable projects like the U.S. 290 toll road, which connects Austin and Manor, and the 183 A Toll road in Cedar Park and Leander. Both projects have transformed the communities and greatly improved the capacity of the existing roads.
CTRMA is also responsible for the MoPac Express Lanes. Notably, the project used baking technology on its variable tolling to enhance the flow of traffic. The project will ensure that people have a reliable commute to get to their respective destinations in time.
The MoPac project ensures that vehicles using the Express lane are moving, even when traffic on other lanes is at a standstill. Mike posited that the Mobility Authority was planning to embed fiber lines along the 183 South road to allow for communication between vehicles and transportation infrastructure.
Through their traffic app, CTRMA provides commuters with real-time information on traffic condition besides providing them with alternative routes. In addition, the company has partnered with Carma to develop an innovative carpooling app that encourages ride sharing by connecting drivers with the public seeking to share their vehicles. Learn more about Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority: http://www.mobilityauthority.com/about/
According to Supply Chain Digital, CTRMA has a Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) that offers motorists with roadside assistance on minor breakdowns. This information was originally mentioned on My Statesman as outlined in this link http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/heiligenstein-mopac-project-one-many-mobility-solutions/xMGCtppQvuEzYlFe8FuhSK/
About Mike Heiligenstein
Since 2003, Mike Heiligenstein has been serving as the executive director of the (CTRMA). CTRMA operates as an independent agency. over the years, the organisation has been offering mobility solutions in Travis and Williamson counties. Mike has fueled the company’s growth from a startup transportation agency to a reputable leader in offering innovative mobility solutions.
The agency develops roads based on cutting edge technologies, thus maximizing the road’s efficiency. He is also a traditional advocate for bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Mike Heiligenstein has 30 years of experience as a public officer in Williamson County. Previously, he worked as a Round Rock City Council Member before he was appointed to serve as Williamson County Commissioner. During his tenure, he focused on infrastructural projects.
Presently, he serves on the boards of the Texas Transportation Institute and the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Mike is a graduate of the celebrated University of Texas.