Who says there's no such thing as a free ride?

Adaptive Mobility with Reliability and Efficiency (AMORE) is launching a pilot program grant-funded by the Regional Transportation Authority intended to increase affordable transportation options throughout the region.

Residents of Rita Ranch and Civano neighborhoods and the Vail community are eligible to participate in the pilot program of the ride service.

Beginning on June 26th, pilot participants will have exclusive access to FREE transit-hailing service for the next three months in preparation for a full launch in September 2018.

Transit-hailing trips are scheduled in advance through a smartphone app. A driver will be assigned to pick you up and take you to your destination, and if another passenger is found heading in the same direction, you may be paired up for the ride.

The service will be...

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Tucson, Arizona. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

Revenue potential
Leadership team
Brand/product traction
Competitive landscape
Additionally, all companies must be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Vector Space

Founded: 2016

“Space need not be the realm of the elite, and privileged few any longer. Vector was founded to break down those barriers by developing a platform to provide low cost, and reliable access to orbit. Vector allows our customers to focus on space applications and building companies around their...

If you want to get a bunch of Texans with not much in common to agree on something, try bringing up traffic. All across the state, in cities big and not as big, most people agree the daily commute is a drag.

For thousands along the El Paso-Juarez border, that commute to work or school involves crossing an international boundary. Right now it’s a process that can sometimes take several hours. A new partnership between the City of El Paso and the tech company Metropia is trying to get things moving more quickly.

On a bright, breezy morning, cars line up to cross to the Paso Del Norte International Bridge from Ciudad Juarez into El Paso. Vendors weave through the traffic, selling fresh churros, cold water and plastic toy guitars. One man plays scattered notes on a saxophone, hopeful a bored driver will beckon him and pay for a performance.

Andoni Eugui, who is 22-...


Metropia’s platform, powered by AI-based algorithms, data analytics and behavioral economics, provides a multidimensional demand management framework (route, departure time and mode) to support transportation system congestion-management strategies and policies.

If you would like additional details on any of the following stories, please contact vassilis.papayannoulis@metropia.com.


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