Mike Heiligenstein agrees with the Austin American Statesman that technology will help in fighting traffic congestion in Austin region. The transit expert asserted that the Central Texas regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) has been using its multiple resources to solve the traffic problems. Heiligenstein is the executive director of the Agency.
According to Mike, CTRMA has zeroed in on improving the transportation infrastructure in the region. The mobility authority has been developing smarter roads and utilizing technology to enhance traffic flow. The agency was behind the development of 183A Toll Road located in Cedar Park and Leander. This project has been beneficial to the communities living in these regions. Between Austin and Manor, CTRMA has constructed the U.S. 290. This expressway has helped to triple the capacity of roads. It has also increased the number of non-toll lanes.
Mike posited that CTRMA had embarked on a new and innovative project, MoPac Express Lanes. The entity used advanced technology to construct variable tolling that will facilitate traffic flow. Although MoPac seeks to eliminate traffic congestion, its footprint is not big enough to achieve this objective. However, Mike is confident that it will play a significant role in helping people get to their destinations quickly through reliable commute. The variable tolling system will synchronize supply and demand to enable a predictable traffic flow.
Mike is optimistic that in the near future, vehicles will be able to interact with the road infrastructure. It is for this reason that CTRMA has been using technology to enhance its projects. Mike posited that the 183 project would have embedded fiber lines between the airport and US 290.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike Heiligenstein is a transit expert based in Austin, Texas. The leader of the mobility authority has rendered his services as a public official for over 30 years. Mike joined CTRMA in 2003. Under his leadership, the small agency has grown to be one of the leading mobility authority in the region. In addition, Mike has attended different conferences where he has lectured on various subject matters, including transportation infrastructure. Heiligenstein holds a degree in Government from the University of Texas as well as a Masters in Government and Masters in Business Administration. The people of Williamson and Travis counties are the founders of CTRMA. The agency works has been working with renowned professionals to design innovative transport infrastructures in the region. Mike has provided the populace of the Austin with various projects, including Manor Expressway, Express Lanes and 183A project.