Traffic congestion is a recurring phenomenon in the major cities and metropolitan centers that require particular attention from institutions and government agencies to fix them and find solutions to work around the clogging of automobiles on a road or main avenue.
Professionals in the area often need to put a lot of innovation in the process so that they can find new solutions to problems that otherwise didn’t have one. That is why the traffic system depends so much on new technology and intervention.
The Travis and Williamson counties have an independent government agency that takes care of the traffic problems for the community and the legislative system. They are the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, or CTRM.
CTRM is comprised of seven members that make new decisions about the next steps of the company. For example, deciding what traffic issues should be the most important problem that needs a solution, they are the leaders that establish that order.
The board of members has a fair division of the elections of the representatives so that the group will always portray the resolutions of the government, the County Commissioners Court and the company’s CEO, President, and Vice President as well.
Three of the members are appointed by the Commissioners Court, the spot of the Chairman of the group is chosen by the government and the rest six are white men.
CTRM is always implementing important technology to solve the problems that they face in toll roads, congestions and accidents because of the weak infrastructure of some of the first roads in the counties. Although they always do their best to improve and renew the roads, sometimes there isn’t enough structure to let them work.
Technologies include applications for drivers that can be downloaded for free and will assist them during their traveling. One is what they call “HERO,” an app that helps stranded motorists find a solution to continue their way. It’s a service personally provided by the Mobility Authority.
Another contribution is the application Metropia, that tells drivers what the periods of the day that will have the lowest amount of traffic so that they can choose what time is the best one to drive if they have the power of choice are.
Many of these decisions have passed through the Executive Director of Mobility Authority, Mike Heiligenstein.
Crunchbase reported that he is a businessman with a lot of experience with the traffic system, since Mike Heiligenstein is with the CTRM since the beginning of its foundation, and have accompanied its projects all the way through. Many of the most successful contributions of CTRM, like the 183-A Toll Road, were personally supervised by the Director.