Sergey Petrossov was born in Russia but his family moved and settled in Florida at the early stages of his life. He is the founder of JetSmarter mobile community a mobile application that allows you to book a flight anywhere. This application was developed to deal with the challenges of booking charter flights. JetSmarter is currently valued at an estimated $1.5 billion.
JetSmarter was launched in the year 2013 and it as widely received by consumers and had over 300,00 downloads by the year 2014. This application allows you to book your flight seat without necessarily filling any paperwork. The jet smarter application is integrated in such a way that it uses advanced mobile technology and data science and connects other activities apart from its business function, jet smarter enables its users to book their flights and private flights to anywhere on the planet.
Sergey confessed that it was ambition, drive, and passion that caused him to identify a gap in the flight industry in which he set out to work on it and provide a solution to it. Petrossov claimed that today’s world is way too modernized to be filing flight papers which he saw as a waste of resource of time due to people queuing in order to book a flight. He came up with this jet smarter application to enable consumers book flight and save on time and also he found out that there was a rise of more people traveling and there was no utilization of planes and yet people could be traveling towards the same destination. Thus the jet smarter was able to solve this problem at hands reach since it can be accessed via mobile.
So far the jet smarter application has met most of its consumers’ demands and has made traveling by air more fun, easy, convenient and more so very flexible.
Central Texas Regional Mobile Authority, CTRMA, is a private, government regulated organization that works to alleviate the traffic issues in the Central Texas region. They look to help Travis and Williamson counties. The American Statesman argues in a recent editorial that traffic congestion will become a major issue in Austin. CTRMA has the goal of building mobility solutions. Sometimes the solution may be a road or a toll road. The CTRMA built the US 290 toll road between Austin and Manor to help the congestion.
The goal is to create innovative mobility solutions, like the new MoPac express lanes. These new lanes will institute variable tolling. The rates will change based on vehicle and traffic flow. Other solutions include the smart roads where the vehicles will be able to talk to the road infastructure. A road will be able to relay when it needs maintenance or detect something wrong with a vehicle.
The CTRMA has developed two new apps. In partnership with Metropia, they have created an app that gives real time solutions to traffic issues. The other app was developed with Carma, and it is an app designed to help encourage carpooling. Statistically speaking, 900,000 seats remain empty on the drive to Austin everyday, and filling some of those seats can help to alleviate the issue.
Another solution to congestion has nothing to do with vehicles. Commuters can be encouraged to walk and pedal, amd this method will eliminate the amount of vehicles on the road. Pedestrians and bicyclists need to be made to feel safe. Dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths and a bridge over the MoPac lanes will help to improve safety.
The other issue with regards to safety is broken down vehicles. The HERO program provides free roadside assistance to help get the vehicles moving again and the lanes open again.