Mike Heiligenstein and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) are dedicated to improving the transportation infrastructure of Central Texas. Heiligenstein became the Executive Director of the agency the same year it became operational. Since then, it has grown into a nationally recognized leader in toll road operations.
Its work in Austin a couple of years ago proves its effectiveness. At the time the area was experiencing a rise in population and traffic congestion was steadily worsening. It was pretty apparent to the CTRMA that a tech solution was what the community needed. The agency makes an effort to blend technology solutions into their projects. the CTRMA is dedicated to building mobility solutions whether it’s a road or not.
It constructed the 183A toll road that helped to accommodate the influx of traffic due to population growth. The road spanned communities in both Cedar Park and Leander. It also built the the U.S. 290 toll road between Austin and Manor which impacted mobility greatly.
Preparations for the building of “smart roads” is well underway. The mobility authority is all about innovation. It’s no doubt that we’re only a few breakthroughs away from designing infrastructure that’ll be able to “communicate” with vehicles. The CTRMA already embeds fiber lines busy highways.
The CTRMA has collaborated with Metropia, an advanced platform allows travelers to discover and engage mobility options that optimize their travel and enhance their city’s sustainability, as well. The partnership has given birth to a mobile traffic app.
The app, working in unison with its traffic monitoring system, provides real-time alternative routes for commuters. On top of that, it also works with Carma, a respected carpooling app, that lowers the amount of commuters on the road. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: http://www.supplychaindigital.com/International-Bridge-Tunnel-and-Turnpike-Association/executives/Mike-Heiligenstein/31
The CTRMA has done much to to address the traffic woes in Central Texas, however, there’s still more work to be done. Of course, it knows it can’t cut out traffic congestion completely, but it has no problem continuing to try. Traffic is the concern of the agency, and it is more than happy to help residents beat the traffic jamz.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Mike Heiligenstein received his Masters of Government and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas. He is also a nationally recognized public speaker who’s been called to speak to groups about things such as transportation infrastructure.
Heiligenstein was a public official for 30 years. Throughout those years he has gained a reputation as someone with a strong commitment for using regional approaches to problem solving.