The Statesman posited that the populace of Austin Area has been having difficulties to reach different destinations owing to traffic congestion. This problem is created by minor breakdowns on busy roadways. Getting such vehicles off the road quickly can aid in easing traffic. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://about.me/heiligenstein
According to Crunchbase, Mike Heiligenstein posited that technology would play an integral role in making the road smarter, thus enhancing traffic flow. He said that the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) was using multiple resources to find solutions to the traffic menace.
Over the years, this corporation has zeroed in on developing innovative mobility solutions. Mike asserted that the authority pumped much money towards developing 183A Toll road, which is in Cedar Park and Leander.
In addition, CTRMA developed U.S. 290 toll road between Manor and Austin. This project played a central role in tripling the road capacity and augmenting previous nontoll lanes. Mike contended that the mobility authority was not a private company, but a local entity that was established by the populace of Williamson and Travis counties.
Mike said that they were building new MoPac Express Lanes that would have advanced variable tolling to aid in the management of traffic flow. He was aware that it would be an uphill task to eliminate congestion on its entirety.
Mike affirmed that although the innovative MoPac project was not big enough, it would help people to have a reliable commute. By virtue of synchronizing demand and supply, variable tolling rates would help in facilitating a predictable flow of traffic.
In addition, Mike posited that in future, fiber lines would be embedded along the road between the airport and US 290. He was optimistic that vehicles would one day be in a position to “talk” to the road infrastructure.
With the objective of providing commuters with alternatives routes in real time, the mobility authority partnered with Metropia to design an innovative mobile traffic app. Mike said that there was need for drivers to embrace carpooling to reduce traffic congestion.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike has provided transformative leadership to CTRMA. He has overseen the development of the first toll road, which uses sophisticated technologies, including all-electronic tolling and video billing. The alumnus of the esteemed University of Texas graduated with degrees in Government.
He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Government. Over the years, he has attended different conferences to speak about transportation infrastructure. CTRMA continues to serve the people of Austin by providing them with innovative projects, including Express Lanes, Manor Expressway and 183A project.