Mike Heiligenstein has always maintained that traffic is going to increase in Austin. He also maintains that the community will require a tech solution now in order to resolve this situation. This is why the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is looking at multiple resources to address this issue.Learn more : https://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-heiligenstein#/entity
Mike Heiligenstein further says that the job of CTRMA is to provide mobility solutions. This will not mean a road alone. This is why the 183A Toll Road was built in Cedar Park as well as Leander. Anyone can see how it has managed to transform these communities which are experiencing exponential growth too. The U.S. 290 toll road was built by CTRMA between Austin and Manor. This helped to triple the capacity of the existing road.
Mike Heiligenstein further maintained that CTRMA is not a private company. It is a local agency that has been established by the Travis and Williamson counties and hence it is accountable to them.Learn more : http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/heiligenstein-mopac-project-one-many-mobility-solutions/xMGCtppQvuEzYlFe8FuhSK/
This agency is looking at innovation all the time. This is why their new MoPac Express Lanes will have variable tolling by using sophisticated technology. This will help in managing the traffic flow.Learn more : http://www.mobilityauthority.com/about/executive-director.php
Mike Heiligenstein further maintains that traffic congestion cannot be removed entirely. But these MoPac lanes will help to make it more predictable. This means that people will not miss their concert or a job interview as the commute becomes more reliable. The Express Lane will keep moving even if the other lanes will be crawling during the rush hour.Learn more : https://ibtta.eventsential.org/Speakers/Details/22280
He would like to have “smart roads” by incorporating them with technology. This is why he will be embedding fiber lines along the 183 South project which is between US 290 and airport. This way, vehicles will be talking to road infrastructure so that the roadway could detect any car which is going the wrong way on an exit ramp, or something similar like this.
Mike Heiligenstein spoke about the partnership with Metropia for creating a mobile traffic app which can be integrated with the traffic monitoring system. This will inform about any traffic jams along with alternative routes in real-time for commuters. Hence it becomes easy for the commuters too. Carma is the carpooling app which will be used to encourage commuters so that they share their ride and reduce congestion on the roads. This is the way Mike Heiligenstein is making use of several resources so that the community is able to have a better commute.