Central Texas is a growing concern for commuters as traffic congestion increases on a daily basis. Projections show that traffic will continue to increase and this will cause congestion to increase in the next decade. The company, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is a company that specializes in the mobility of traffic.
Their mission statement is to make solutions to solve the increase in traffic congestion. The company is involved with many roadway projects that has been experiencing traffic congestion on a daily basis. With communities always expanding, the need for roadway expansions is a must.
According to Biz Journals, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has built many roadways that have a variable toll system in place. This can be seen like supply and demand as the population continues to grow.
According to Crunchbase, the most current project that the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is working on is the MoPac Express Lanes. This project has the variable tolling system in place so that traffic flow will remain steady. Congestion is a growing concern and will always be a problem, but the congestion can be cut down by implementing the proper roadway solutions such as the MoPac Express Lanes.
Future projects like building smart roads are underway. The premise is to be ready for when smart cars can communicate with the highways. This is done by laying fiber lines in the roadways. The benefits of this is that if a car had turned onto a ramp going the wrong direction, the roadways can pick this up and alert the proper channels.
The Mobile Authority group has partnered with two companies, Metropia and Carma. Carma and the Mobile Authority group has created a carpooling app. This app is used so that congestion can be decreased by multiple people riding together on a daily basis. Learn more about Mike Heiligenstein: https://ibtta.eventsential.org/Speakers/Details/22280
There is an estimate of 900,000 empty seats that travel daily. By grouping individuals together that are going in the same direction, this will cut down on the number of cars driving, thus improving traffic. Metropia and the Mobile Authority Group are working on an app that will give commuters alternate routes when traffic is reaching its heaviest on any given day.
Mike Heiligenstein is well known when it comes to infrastructure. He is the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Prior to taking his role with the Mobility Authority, the Mobility Authority was at a standstill on how to generate revenue to fund the expansions of roadways and adding toll systems.
Now, the company has a system in place that will generate over $100 million by the year 2020.