The rate at which the number of vehicles is increasing is not proportional to the increase in roads or upgrade of existing ones. This is why the American-Statesman predicted the city of Austin will experience traffic congestion unless a tech solution is applied to solve the problem. While giving his opinion on the issue, Mike Heiligenstein agreed with the Statesman’s opinion and he further added multiple resources would be required to address the traffic situation in the city. In fact, that is what Mike Heiligenstein and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) do.Learn more : https://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-heiligenstein#/entity
Mike said the work of CTRMA is to address the traffic woes in Texas by building or upgrading roads, or finding other solutions to eliminate or minimize traffic congestion in major cities in the state. For instance, after the Mobility Authority constructed toll road in Leander and Cedar Park, the lives of communities in those areas improved due to exponential growth experienced there. That is how CTRMA intends to ease traffic congestion and positively impact the lives of communities in the area. Furthermore, the mobility agency built another toll road from Austin to Manor, which improved the capacity of previous road by three times and at the same time upgrading the non-toll lanes that existed before.Learn more : https://templeofthecave.com/mike-heiligenstein-an-individual-who-works-hard-for-the-growth-of-austin/
Use of Technological Solutions
According to Mike, the Mobility Authority is dedicated to applying tech solutions in future in order to create “smart roads”. They have already installed fiber lines in some road projects that were underway in anticipation that vehicles will be able to communicate with the roads in future, for example detecting a car driving on the wrong side of the road. The Mobility Authority has also partnered with Metropia to generate a mobile traffic application, which can be integrated with CTRMA’s monitoring system to provide drivers with alternative routes that are not congested. The agency also plans to encourage drivers to carry other passengers using the carpooling app from Carma.
CTRMA is a transport agency led by Mike Heiligenstein. He joined the agency in 2003 and has been very instrumental in leading the agency from startup to a national recognized firm specializing in toll road operations. Currently, the agency is overseeing a $1 billion project to improve toll roads in Texas. Prior to joining CTRMA, Mike Heiligenstein had worked in the public service for three decades. He was in charge of development of infrastructure projects and that formed the basis of the success achieved by his agency.Learn more : https://communityimpact.com/austin/news/2013/07/15/mike-heiligenstein/