Mike Heiligenstein Speaks on MoPac’s Project That Will Decongest Roads

According to the American-Statesman, a tech solution is required to rectify the congestion on Texas roads. The Central Texas Mobility Authority recognized this issue and added that multiple resources were needed to address the present traffic menace and offer a life-long solution.

Central Texas Mobility Authority is responsible for providing solutions for problems on Texas roads, among them building more roads and building tech to resolve decongestion among others. Among its successful solutions include the 183 Toll Road and the US 290, which provided great relief for the communities in Austin.

Innovation is critical to the mission of Mobility Authority. Currently, they are creating the MoPac Express Lanes which will ease traffic on the roads. With its completion, the project will ensure that traffic in the express lane is moving at all times even when others stall. Additionally, the creation of “smart roads” is a possibility in the near future. Incorporation of baked technological solutions provides the platform for this innovation. Learn more about Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mike-heiligenstein/

The technology is in use in the constructed Southern project between the airport and US 290. It involves embedding fiber lines along the road, which enhance communication between the road and the vehicles. Among the abilities of this new technology is the capacity to detect and advise a car headed in the wrong direction.

A new app in development will be integrated into the traffic monitoring system to offer drivers with possible and real-time alternative routes during morning and evening hours when most people commute to and from work. With over 900,000 empty car seats on the roads daily, Mobility Authority is set to help fill them up and reduce congestion considerably.

Other solutions offered include the availability of the Highway Response Operator to help commuters who experience minor breakdowns fix their cars. This solution will reduce traffic buildup by lessening the number of stalled cars on the road.

Mike Heiligenstein works as the executive director of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. A graduate of Texas University with a bachelor’s degree in government, a Masters in Government and a master’s in Business Administration, he is responsible for providing mobility solutions to the residents of Austin and the surrounding areas.

To achieve this, he brings on board various partners with favorable and realistic solutions for the current problems. The Central Texas Mobility Authority is a body tasked with providing mobility solutions to the residents of Austin. The responsibilities include designing roads, tech solutions and other options for a smooth commute.

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