In a column issue of Viewpoints editorial on 3rd September, the American-Statesman of Texas indicated that traffic congestion was a detrimental issue in Texas and that the authority needed to take action by providing revolutionary advanced technology as solution. As a response to the statement, Mike Heiligenstein appreciated the Statesman for citing the impending traffic issue. Mike continued to state that the issue of roads and infrastructure in general was critical and that the government through CTRMA had upcoming projects as a means of solution. Mike agreed with the fact that Austin needs multiple resources to deal with the traffic issues. In fact, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was developing a plan with the issue as the project.
Mike stated that he was in office to build mobility solutions and just like any other business in the industry, if the agency is not working on roads, it is still working on some infrastructural projects. CTRMA is responsible for building the 183A Toll road that is in Cedar Park as well as Leander. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://about.me/heiligenstein
This road has transformed the communities in which it was built by promoting growth. In a different scenario, the agency is also responsible for building the 290-toll road in the U.S.A. This is between Manor and Austin. Consequently, the initial road’s capacity increased the non-toll lanes. As a local agency in Texas, the organization is doing a great job just like Mike stated.
The mission of the Mobility Authority is to initiate advanced solutions that foster the development of smart roads. Through the new project of MoPac Express Lanes the agency is developing, tolls will be generated through sophisticated technology.
This will be done to help in managing traffic flow. Although the agency would like to completely eliminate traffic, it was impossible to achieve the dream in totality. The MoPac project would however be helpful for the wee hours commuters who need to get to work done on time. To make the project more viable, variable tolling rates would be synchronized to ensure the appropriate supply and demand of traffic.
Mike Heiligenstein is the head cheerleader of CTRMA, a government agency responsible for the development of infrastructure in Williamson County. Under his insightful leadership, the agency is geared towards implementing innovative, multi-modal means of transport to offer solutions geared towards reducing congestion. The mission of the organization is creating transport channels that enhance healthy and quality lives through economic vivacity.