TUCSON, Ariz. (September 8, 2016) – Metropia and the University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) are teaming up to make UA Football game day parking faster and easier.
Football fans attending UA home games this season can use the FREE Metropia App to see, in real-time, which lots have available parking before leaving for the stadium. On game day, the app will display campus parking options and current capacity levels for each garage and lot. Fans simply choose the lot they want and the time they plan to leave for the game, and the Metropia app guides them to the best parking spaces while avoiding the heaviest traffic
Metropia’s real-time parking map goes live for the Wildcats’ first home game this Saturday, Sept. 10. Come gameday, the locations of parking garages, parking costs, and their current capacity level will all be displayed in the app. Simply tap on the desired lot, and Metropia will display the least congested route and the estimated travel time to that location. It’s that easy!
Users tap on the UA football helmet marking Arizona Stadium on your map, then tap on the “P” icon to see live availability of parking spots: Green lots have ample parking available, Orange lots are starting to filling up, and Red lots are almost full. Choose a parking lot and tap “To” to set it as your destination, then reserve your trip as usual.
Carpooling Wildcat fans can use the app along with the driver via Metropia’s DUO carpooling mode. Using DUO gives Wildcat fans even more perks. Carpools of three or more will earn FREE PARKING at designated carpool parking garages, courtesy of UA PTS. By using DUO, drivers can drop passengers near the stadium, then show the lot attendant the Metropia confirmation message for free admission.
Wildcat fans using the Metropia app to get to the game will be automatically entered to win exclusive halftime giveaways, which will be announced via the mobile app.
Supported by partnerships with UA Parking and Transportation Services, organizations like the Pima Association of Governments, and local merchants like Bookmans and Xoom Juice, Metropia is mitigating traffic congestion not only on and around the UA campus on game day, but every day in metro Tucson. Metropia users plan ahead, save time, and earn rewards for choosing better routes and traveling during off-peak hours, and reducing in traffic congestion..
About UA Parking and Transportation Services
UA’s Parking and Transportation Services’s mission is to provide transportation options to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University by improving accessibility and mobility throughout campus. More information may be found on the PTS website: parking.arizona.edu.
About Metropia, Inc.
Metropia, headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., is a GovTech 100 company whose mission is to help cities drive better by reducing traffic congestion. The Metropia mobile platform incentivizes commuters to make better travel decisions, whether alone or carpooling. The Metropia app is available for free through the Apple App Store and Google Play. To learn more, visit: www.metropia.com