Mike Heiligenstein, executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority recently argued that Austin has an enormous problem with traffic. He argued that something must be done to fix it. Otherwise, it could adversely affect the area monetarily and socially. Austin is a big draw for tourists and new residents alike.
Finding a tech solution must be a priority of the city. Toll roads were created to solve the problem some years ago and new solutions must be found to help further enhance the efficiency of the road system in Austin. The Mobility Authority is the solution. According to Biz Journals, Mike Heiligenstein, as the head of that team, believes that the solution is attainable.
Heiligenstein is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he studied business administration and government. His passion has always been city government and maintenance of the system to best serve the people of Austin. His passion has come to a point of success with the addition of this latest venture. His pioneering the path can help Austin even more going forward.
This new system of technology can help traffic flow far better than the previous tollway system. Removing the people is not possible, nor is it a desirable outcome for the future. Instead, handling the traffic efficiently through this proposed technology by Mike Heiligenstein will make the situation better for all in the area.
An Express Lane will allow those in a hurt to pay the price to have faster access and get where they need to be more efficient. Until the technology comes along that can detect cars, this is a great solution for the future in Austin roadways. The app even encourages people to use alternate ways to commute in Austin. This can encourage the use of alternate methods of transportation and help further solve the issue of over-population.
The new system has an app that is used to help solve the issue. The team that designed the system partnered with Metropia to create the mobile app that’s connected to the monitoring system currently in place to encourage commuters to share the road with carpools. That alone could help immensely. Less cars means less congestion, breakdowns and other aspects creating congestion.
Partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation has helped the solution come to fruition. No matter what happens in the future with the roads in Austin, Texas is leading the path to integration of technology and city design.