For a longtime now, Texas has known for having a major issue with Traffic. For this reason, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was created. The mobility authority is a multi-modal transportation authority that was formed in the year 2002 to come up with soultions that would alleviate the traffic issue in Texas.
That same year, following a consensus between the seven members of the body’s board of members, Mike Heiligenstein was appointed as the Executive Director to manage its team of employees and the various projects that the mobility authority would have. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/print-edition/2014/01/10/fifteen-minutes-with-mike.html
In the year 2005, Mike Heiligenstein was featured speaking on some of the projects that the mobility authority had already completed. This was all a response to the statesman who seemed to be underestimating the work of CTRMA.
The Statesman had pointed out that the issue of Traffic, in Austin, would be increasing. He also commented that there was a huge issue in traffic because of drivers stopping on the roads.
Mike Heiligenstein stated that CTRMA had been working tirelessly to improve traffic in the area. Je commented that some of their solutions, to alleviating traffic, were roads while others were non-road solutions. He gave an example of the MoPac Experess Lane. Unlike other roads, this toll road would have varying tolls.
The tolls will be determined by demand and supply. This way, CTRMA will be able to keep things flowing on this express lane. It will be the solution for people who are running on a tight schedule. It is bound to increase the traffic capacity of the area while at the same time improving the state of nearing roads.
Heiligenstein on his response also commented of other projects that CTRMA had already completed. He talked about US 290 toll road and the 183A toll road- All projects that the mobility authority had already completed.
He also mentioned of the mobility authority’s plan to construct smart roads. Drivers’ interactions with the smart roads would do a lot to solve some of the common issues that result to traffic problems.
According to Mike Heiligenstein, CTRMA already has put in place solutions to get stranded drivers moving as soon as possible. Their Highway Emergency Response Operator helps to clear debris on the roads as well as deliver water to stranded drivers on the Texas roads. They also connect them with the required help so that they can get moving as soon as possible.