Stoked about South by Southwest, but not too thrilled about the T-R-A-F-F-I-C? We hear ya, which is why the Metropia team’s  back at it again for a third year--to help you maximize your travel experience on the roads during  Austin’s largest festival. Check out what we’ve got planned for you this year and how you can be a part of it!

March 10-19: Metropia’s Helping You Navigate Around Traffic during SXSW

The Metropia team along with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority are collaborating with the Austin Transportation Department to help Austinites and visitors get around during South by Southwest.

Metropia’s operations team are stationed at the Austin Transportation Department Traffic Management Center (TMC), monitoring all things traffic, from road closures to unexpected incidents. Austin-...

The Tucson Festival of Books takes place on March 11th and 12th on the University of Arizona campus, although the festival never fails to please local bibliophiles, the struggle to find parking is a story many are familiar with.

Metropia, Tucson’s homegrown traffic solution app, is once again partnering with UA Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and Pima Association of Governments to alleviate the gridlock and help festival attendees get to and from the event faster than ever.


When you use Metropia’s DUO social carpooling feature, you take additional vehicles off the road, reduce traffic congestion, improve your city’s air quality, and earn rewards for everyone in the car. And this January, you can earn more rewards than ever for carpooling with DUO!

Free Flow Fridays

Every Friday in January, Metropia is DOUBLING POINTS for drivers and passengers who carpool with DUO. Free Flow Fridays are the perfect time to share a ride to work, the gym, the movies, or anywhere you’re headed. So team up with your friends, family, and coworkers to share a ride and share the rewards!

Carpooling Can Make a Big Difference

If everyone in the U.S. chose to carpool even one day a week, our road and highway traffic would be reduced...

Green in 2017

The new year is almost upon us, and with it comes resolutions and possibilities. We all want to know how can become better people to ourselves and our communities, and work toward becoming responsible global citizens, especially in these critical times when environmental issues need our attention.

If you are looking for ways that you can help create a cleaner, greener, and more environmentally-conscious in the new year, here are some great (and easy!) transportation tips that will get you in the habit of being a part of the change we all need to see in this world.

Use Public Transportation

Public transportation may have a bad reputation, but cities all around the world have made it a priority to reinvigorate and clean up their public transportation systems to encourage usage by those who would normally commute by car to their offices and schools...

With all the exciting innovations coming onto the market each day, it is hard to choose the ones that will take hold and revolutionize the way that we do things in our everyday lives. We do know that there is some burgeoning green technology that is so exciting that we just have to share it with you!
In part one of our green tech round-up, we highlighted the MADCAT Flapless aircraft wings, which may use only a fraction of the fuel of traditional aircrafts; green data centers that not only protect your data, but also conserve power; electronic helicopters that say goodbye to carbon emissions; and greenhouses that are designed to be green and reduce cross-country trucking needs for fresh produce.

Here in Part Two, there’s plenty more forthcoming green technologies that are emerging and will undoubtedly make big waves in how we evolve into a more environmentally friendly...

A Green 2017

Every new year brings with it new possibilities, and of course, lots of new promises to be a better version of yourself than you were the year before. Many people will resolve to eat healthier, exercise more, spend less, spend more time with their loved ones, and make the important changes in their lives, and the hope is that we can form new habits that will stick with us for years to come.

One of more increasingly common resolutions that have become popular lately is the resolution to change wasteful habits and become greener in our everyday living. Though there are a whole lot of ways to be greener, there is one area of your life which, with a little tweaking, can make you a much greener, more eco-friendly citizen of your community.
Your daily car commute to work is not only wreaking havoc on your mental and physical health, but it is also seriously damaging the...

holiday car loaded with gifts

Over the river and through the woods we go, year after year, to visit family and friends over the holiday season. Traveling for the holidays is a time-honored tradition, but it is also a time of high stress, cold weather, and of course, traffic conditions that can make you want to pull your hair out.
If you are gearing up to hit the road to visit your nearest and dearest, preparing for your travel in advance is key to avoiding the biggest holiday driving stressors and blunders that occur when the roads are packed with fellow holiday travelers.
Follow these tips to get where you’re going safely and have a wonderful holiday that is just a bit less stressful.
Ready Your Vehicle for Winter

Whether you live in New York where you are likely to see rain and snow over the holidays, or in Tucson where you will likely see more tumbleweeds than snowmen on the...

Computer data centers on a green field.

Every year, businesses roll out their shiniest, sleekest, high-tech toys at conventions and technology events around the world. For the past few years, all that gleaming, glowing new technology has been rapidly incorporating one common theme: green, renewable, and sustainable technology.

There are a great many pieces of technology on the horizon that are truly exciting, from cars to solar panels, but these eight brilliant and electrifying technologies can lead the way to producing some major changes in how we all commute, eat, work, and live in the years to come.

MADCAT Flapless Aircraft Wings

The impact of carbon pollution has had on the environment has sent transportation authorities around the world scrambling to find workable solutions to reduce the impact while still allowing us to travel with the frequency we have become accustomed to....

We all get the urge to get out of town and see something new, but vacations and long distance travel often require a ton of planning, money, and time that most of us just don’t have year-round. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t load up the car and head out into the world for an adventurous day trip when the mood strikes.

Weekends are made for relaxing, socializing, and exploring the unknown. Here are our 5 best tips for having a killer time outdoors this weekend without breaking the bank (or using any vacation days).

Take a Museum Tour

No, we don’t mean that your family should tour one museum—we mean take a tour of all the museums in your area and beyond! No matter where you live, there are likely dozens of museums dedicated to preserving art, history, science, nature, or something niche and wonderful.
With a quick internet...

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Every year, thousands of teen drivers study up, practice their parallel parking skills, and pass their driving test with flying colors. There’s a lot about driving that you cannot learn in a book, though. Just like you will develop muscle memory as you become a more experienced driver, you will also have to learn how to become a safe driver too.

The longer you are behind the wheel, the more these safe driving techniques will become second nature. Until that time comes, however, there are some driving tips that will make all the difference on the road, and help you to develop into a confident, safe, and smart driver.

Master Defensive Driving

Inexperienced drivers have a lot on their plates. Most feel the need to concentrate on their own driving skills and ensure that they’re doing everything in their power to practice safe driving on their end....