How CTRMA Focuses on Eliminating Traffic Congestion.

Mike Heiligenstein is a revered administration expert, and he currently serves the Central Texas Region Mobility Authority as its executive director.

Mike once made a contribution on the American-Statesman to address the growing traffic congestion problem that Austin is facing. He believed that the central cause of this issue is the constant increase of population in the city.

According to him, the community needs to come up with highly innovative technologies that can be utilized in addressing the problem. The government founded CTRMA with the primary objective of developing excellent road networks that can deal with the traffic issues. The organization has always used state-of-the-art civil engineering tactics that can be beneficial constructing modern highways.

Heiligenstein said that the firm had committed itself to establishing outstanding roads that significantly reduce traffic congestion issues. 183A Toll Road is a top-notch highway that it has created, and it is used by people who are traveling to and from Leander and Cedar Park.

The construction firm was also in charge of constructing the U.S 290 toll road, which is the major highway that connects Manor and Austin. The wideness of the road enables it to be used by about three times the number of vehicles than the non-toll roads. CTRMA has currently completed several highways in Travis and Williamson.

The company has always been commuted to being highly innovative in all its road construction undertakings. It is now working to finish the development of the MoPac Express Lanes that aim at addressing the congestion problem. The use of the highways will be controlled by the company by applying different toll rates.

The mobility authority has designed the roads to have a steady traffic flow even when other highways are congested. It has installed fiber lines on the roads to detect drivers who are not using the correct lanes.

CTRMA has also been managing traffic in Austin by joining efforts with various private companies. It currently works with Metropia to offer a mobile phone app that will be guiding drives on less congested highways that they can use. The software is efficient since it is linked to the traffic monitoring program of the city.

CTRMA has also encouraged residents of the city to share rides by working with a carpooling app that is known as Carma. The organization also coordinates with Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) to offer mechanical services to drivers whose vehicle break down along busy highways.

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