The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, CTRMA is an independent company that improves the urban and rural roads in Travis and Williamson. The Mobility Authority relies on engineers and technicians to come up with several technological solutions to improve road safety and ease the traffic flow. The build-up of traffic in the intersections and toll stations can cause a lot of distress to the motorists. With the help of the mobile apps, the CTRMA can take advantage of the available infrastructure and services to deliver the best services to the road users.
Smart toll stations
The Mobility Authority helps the government to collect the funds through developing the smart toll stations. These toll stations ensure that the heave commercial vehicles have specific lanes to avoid congestion. These toll stations also ensure that the vehicles leave some free lanes to create an exit strategy in case the traffic jams develop. Another way to develop the smart roads is to install the requisite infrastructure such as the fiber optic cables along the roads. The engineers ensure that they lay the ducts properly in anticipation for the installation project.
Providing affordable solutions to the common problems
While the CTRMA does not have every solution to the problems that afflict the motorists, they do their best to make the roads safer and enable the traffic to flow smoothly. The CTRMA partners with several organizations to make this feat achievable. One of the key partners is the Texas Department of Transportation. Since the Texas Department of Transportation seeks to beat the traffic jams in the county, such collaboration will ensure that the dream to create a smart road does not become a nightmare.
Paying the toll charges while on the move
A system that allows the motorists to pay their toll charges in advance can also ease the congestion. The bottlenecks appear when the vehicles stop at the toll stations. Fortunately, ensuring that the vehicles go past the toll stations without stopping is a good idea.
Identifying the bottlenecks
While the CTRMA only deals with the commissioned roads, it also tries to identify the areas where traffic can start to build up whenever a problem occurs. Such culprits require special attention, and one of the proven interventions is to widen the roads. By increasing the lanes, the motorists can get plenty of alternative routes to get going again. Eliminating the bottlenecks is a sure way to ensure that the vehicular traffic goes smoothly.