After making an observation on the Austin traffic, the American-Statesman said that the congestion would increase with time. With them was a recommendation that was welcomed by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA). They agreed that for there to be a lasting solution, multiple resources especially technology would be needed to address the traffic problems. The role of CTRMA is to come up with solutions regarding mobility. For instance, it was able to build a toll road in Cedar Park and Leander. It did not only open up the place for growth, but it served to change the lives of the residents. Similarly, a toll road between Manor and Austin was built. It improved the on toll lanes that existed before and at the same time multiplied the capacity of the previous road by three.
CTRMA has a pretty direct mission of innovating the area. It was working on building a MoPac Express Lanes that incorporate tolling that is dependent on the use of sophisticated technology to control traffic. MoPac does not aim at entirely doing away with congestion but to provide a pretty reliable commute. The technology will ensure that people in need to arrive early in an interview will reach on time. The express lane is anticipated to be moving even when other lanes are not in the rush hour. Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority intends to incorporate technological solutions in future so as to make the roads smart. By partnering with Metropia, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was able to come up with a traffic app that is incorporated in the regular motoring system to offer commuters alternative routes to use.
Regarding the constant starting and stopping on the roads creating congestion, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority with the help of the Highway Emergency Response Operator (HERO) has come up with a solution. The motorists who get minor breakdowns will be assisted as soon as possible. The Mobility Authority is determined to beat the jam in the area. All that the corporation has achieved in making Austin mobile could not be possible were it not for the strong leadership portrayed by Mike Heiligenstein. He joined the Mobility Authority when it was first established and has overseen all its projects. He is also a member of the Texas Transport Institute as well as the Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike. Mike Heiligenstein is a graduate of the University of Texas from which he earned a degree in government. He also holds a Master’s in Government and Business Administration.