05/04/2017UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA – Metropia, Inc.’s Founder and CEO Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu will join other transportation experts as a presenter in a two-day workshop called, “Designing Innovative Transportation Systems Solutions: Starting with Data”, to be held at the University of California at Berkeley’s Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in May.

Hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies, the workshop will bring together leaders from government, academia, and transportation industries with a shared goal of exploring “future scenarios that integrate emerging transportation solutions, their estimated population acceptance, the impact on mobility patterns and the consequent grid requirements as well as energy use and dependence on fossil fuels.”

Conversations will focus on the rapidly evolving state of transportation data and designing for mobility, and include topics like building effective data exchanges, sources of mobility data, and the complexity of the data ecosystem. Dr. Chiu will lead the discussion on “Building Win-Win Data Exchanges” on the first day of the workshop.

Dr. Chiu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona (UA) and founder of Metropia, Inc. Through his leadership, Metropia, Inc. has continued to create smart and effective mobility solutions which have been implemented in cities across the country, increasing not only urban mobilization via the mobile-platform Metropia app, but also incentivizing commuters to choose alternate modes of transportation and decrease traffic congestion with informed route planning and social carpooling.

The workshop is hosted in support of the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the SMART Mobility Lab Consortium. Visit the workshop website for more event details.

Metropia, Inc, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a GovTech100 company whose mission is to make cities better places to live by reducing traffic congestion. The Metropia mobile platform incentivizes commuters to make better travel decisions independently and through social carpooling with the DUO feature. The Metropia app is free to download.