Congestion is a nightmare to many motorists. It costs them time and money that affects the economic growth of the country negatively. Many private organizations and government bodies are putting a lot of efforts in finding the key solutions to the traffic menace.
According to Crunchbase, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) tops the list. It is on the frontline in inventing solutions to traffic congestion. Mike Heiligenstein is an executive director of CTRMA. He says that they are doing everything possible and utilizing the technology to find and provide a sustainable solution of decongesting the roads.
CTRMA is an independent government body and a local agency that was created in 2002 to improve the transportation system in the Travis and Williamson counties. Its mission is to implement innovative transportation solutions that address traffic problems.
CTRMA has launched a new project called MoPac in the quest to provide mobility solutions. They plan to build MoPac Express Lanes that will institute variable tolling through the use of technology that synchronizes supply and demand and ensure predictable traffic flows.
The main agenda of CTRMA is to create mobility solutions. They have built roads such as the 183 Toll Road and US 290 Toll Road that have transformed the regions. They plan to create innovative ideas like the use of embedded fiber lines that can help to detect a car headed the wrong way at the exit ramp in the South project.
They have planned to partner with other stakeholders with similar agendas or in the technology field to provide mobility solutions. Metropia is a partner who will help with an innovation of a mobile traffic app that can integrate with the traffic monitoring system and provide real-time alternative routes to motorists and reduce traffic jam. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeheiligenstein
Another partner is Carma. Carma is a carpooling app that will encourage motorists to share the experience of their vehicles. It can also help to encourage them to use few cars to go to a particular destination. They also plan to use bicycle and pedestrian paths and bridges that will see more people opt to walk or ride bikes in shorter distances.
This is in line with a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute -2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard that highlights the issues of bikes and pedestrian paths and the issue of repetitive stopping and starting of cars along busy highways that result into a major traffic jam.
They also plan to partner with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organizations to manage minor car breakdowns that can cause congestion. CTRMA is dedicated to seeing congestion-free roads. It is ready to utilize every resource to help meet their objectives.