Mike Heiligenstein agrees with the editorial made by Viewpoint on September 3rd of 2015 on the traffic congestion rise in Austin. According to the article by Viewpoint, the only way to stop this was finding a tech solution. Heiligenstein, who works at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, claimed that the firm could be able to handle the tech solution needed by the people of Austin.
To back up this theory, Heiligenstein had to show some of the work that Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority had done. Some of the projects the enterprise handled include building the 183A which is a toll road in Ceder Park and Leander. The company was the one that also constructed the U.S. 290 Toll road found between Austin and Manor. The aim of the firm is to innovate the poor roads. Thus, the MoPac Express Lanes, being built, will use a sophisticated technology which will help the traffic to flow. Heiligenstein acknowledges that it is not possible to completely get rid of congestion, but the MoPac will help with easing the traffic jams. At the same time, the use of variable tolling will contribute in synchronizing the supply and demand which will assist in predicting the traffic flow.Learn more : http://www.slideshare.net/mikeheiligenstein/mike-heiligenstein-of-the-ctrma-the-central-texas-approach
The firm is also dedicated to using technology solutions for the feature projects. That includes the making of smart roads like 183 South project that is being built between US 290 has fiber lines embedded. As a way of offering real-time alternative routes for commuters, the company has partnered with Metropia to create a mobile phone application. It is also working with carma which is a carpooling app to encourage those using the roads to share their rides. The firm looks at all angles to ensure that it has dealt with the traffic jams and people can commute smoothly.
Mike Heiligenstein and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority Learn more : http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/print-edition/2014/01/10/fifteen-minutes-with-mike.html
The Mobility Authority is a government but an independent company that was founded in 2002. The aim of the enterprise is to improve the road systems in Williamson and Travis counties. The firm aims at coming up with innovative ideas and multi-modal solutions that will help in eliminating congestion and enhancing the quality of life.
Mike Heiligenstein is a graduate of the University of Texas and has a degree in business administration and government administration. He is the executive director CTRMA. The board gave him this position in 2003. Mike has been working as an elected official in Williamson Country for over 23 years to help with efforts like waste water, water expanding, and transportation. He started with Mobile authorities when it had no revenues and faced a lot of opposition. He has managed the company which now has over $4 billion in assets.