The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s executive director, Mike Heiligenstein, contributed on the American-Statesman in September 2015. On his article, he appreciated that the Statesman had noticed the population rise and traffic congestion in Austin.
According to Crunchbase, Mike Heiligenstein said that there is the need for the community to develop top-notch technology that can assist in reducing congestion in the city.
CTRMA is a firm that was founded by the government, and its primary aim has been using innovation in developing modern road networks that can reduce traffic. All the highways that it has constructed are unique, and they have excellent footpaths and cycling lanes.
According to Mike, CTRMA is not a private corporation, and it is dedicated to serving the communities of Williamson and Travis counties. The organization’s jurisdiction is in the two areas. It has been working to develop road new road networks that can reduce congestion in the city. CTRMA constructed the 183A Toll road that has been serving motorists who pass through Cedar Park and Leander.
The highway is broad enough to manage the congestion in the area even though the number of people who use it keeps rising every day. The Mobility Authority also developed another highway that passes between Austin and Manor, and it is known as the U.S. 290 toll road. The wideness of the road has been increased about three times.
One of the latest roads that CTRMA has worked on is the MoPac Express Lanes. The design of the modern highway enables it to minimize traffic and also allow mobility on the Express Lane even when other roads are crawling. The new highways that CTRMA is constructing will have the latest technology. An example of the innovation that has been added on the roads is a fiber line that senses vehicles that are passing on the wrong lane.
CTRMA has collaborated with Metropolia to develop a mobile app that is linked to the city’s traffic monitoring app. The software can advise motorists on the best routes that they can use. The organization has also been encouraging people in the city to share their rides by using Carma, which is a top carpooling mobile application.
The Mobility Authority advises people walk or peddle when it is possible. It believes that motor vehicle breakdowns on busy highways also lead to congestion.
The body has teamed up with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to ensure that the motorist whose cars face minor mechanical problems can be assisted by the Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO).