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Metropia’s platform, powered by proprietary 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.


Tomorrow's Dynamic Traffic Assignment Platform Available Now: DynusT/DynuStudio 2.0
Metropia, Inc., in partnership with RST International, announces the release of the DynusT/DynuStudio 2.0 platform to support transportation professionals, educators and students in addressing emerging transportation system planning and operations challenges.

The integration of DynusT, the leading Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) model, with DynuStudio, the latest visual and data management system, ushers in a new era of enhanced usability and advanced modeling features and capabilities. Metropia will now solely provide licensing and support for DynuStudio and the previously open-sourced DynusT with the goal of propelling software development and enhancing user support.  READ MORE

What will Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) look in the US?
Metropia’s Mobility Options Discovery and Engagement (MODE) ® platform is already changing travel behavior in ways that benefit not only Metropia’s users but the transportation system as a whole. We are currently developing Total Mobility, the next version of (MODE) ® which will transcend the traditional MaaS concept in the US to incorporate system performance and introduce the Mobility-as-a-Service & Tool (MaaS&T) platform. Total Mobility will deliver personalized mobility options to users (MaaS) and provide a platform for agencies to implement an expanded range of Active Demand Management (ADM) strategies and benefit from enhanced data analytics capabilities (Tool).

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Metropia is awarded RTA’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox AMORE project
Metropia was selected by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to deploy Total Mobility for RTA’s Adaptive Mobility with Reliability and Efficiency (AMORE) MOD pilot project in Tucson, AZ. The goals of the project are to transform the existing fixed-route transit system, improve overall system reliability and efficiency, and increase ridership by integrating the best attributes of multiple emerging mobility services and technologies while delivering a seamless user experience for citizens needing or wishing to reduce car dependency. READ MORE

FHWA to use Metropia data to better understand how Incentives may facilitate ridesharing and carpooling
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has an interest in gaining a deeper understanding of the factors which influence people to use shared mobility services and how these findings can inform policy scenarios where incentives are used to encourage travel via the most efficient modes. Metropia, in partnership with ICF, is supporting the FHWA’s research efforts by analyzing data and behavior patterns acquired via Metropia’s incentive based platform.

Metropia teams up with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help USDOE study how emerging mobility technologies help save energy
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office launched the Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (SMART) Mobility Laboratory Consortium, an initiative of the Energy Efficient Mobility Systems (EEMS) Program. In the study, the project team is using a modified Metropia app to incentivize motorists to take more energy-efficient transportation alternatives. READ MORE



City of El Paso selects Metropia to fight Port-of-Entry wait time woes
Over the past two years, Metropia’s technology has transformed travel behavior in the City of El Paso, TX by providing users with mobility options to make smarter, more informed travel decisions. In an effort to reduce wait times and enhance efficiency across the Ports of Entry (POEs) between El Paso, TX and Juarez, Mexico, the City of El Paso partnered with Metropia to leverage Metropia’s fused data sources and develop custom features to display the most accurate border wait times available and actively manage demand between the various POEs by navigating drivers across the fastest bridge available. READ MORE



Metropia featured in presentations at the Texas Mobility Summit 2.0
(Houston, TX) In October, Metropia’s leadership attended the Texas Mobility Summit 2.0, an interactive experience designed to take the next steps in demonstrating mobility applications and shifting the mobility paradigm in Texas. The Metropia platform's role in supporting future efforts was featured in presentations by the El Paso and Houston Districts of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). READ MORE

Metropia featured in ITS Texas Quarterly Newsletter
ITS Texas logoIn the September issue of its quarterly newsletter, the Texas chapter of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America--ITS Texas--featured the El Paso Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) District's deployment of Metropia. READ MORE

How does Metropia apply behavioral economics to influence commuter departure times?
Introducing the Destination Series, where key features and capabilities of the Metropia platform are explored. In this premier installment we present how Metropia’s behavioral analytics framework, along with incentives, are used to successfully shift user departure times away from peak traffic conditions towards less congested time periods. WATCH THE VIDEO