After a successful launch of Metropia’s Pioneer Program on February 25, hundreds of drivers from across the El Paso region have signed-up and are already helping Drive a Better El Paso.
If you’ve not signed up, we’ve got good news! You can still sign-up for the Pioneer Program by clicking here.
So, what makes Metropia different? It’s a question we get asked a lot!
Unlike other travel transportation apps, Metropia suggests the best routes and the best times to leave so you can avoid congestion. But Metropia goes further — connecting to our community in a way that no other transportation app can. By signing up, you can cut your CO2 emissions, save time and fuel, earn rewards from cool local businesses and even contribute to reforestation efforts.
Metropia’s launch in El Paso is a joint project of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) and the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). But Metropia won’t just help drivers who download the app. Because of this innovative partnership, crowd-sourced data collected by drivers will assist with the El Paso MPO and TxDOT traffic models. Those models will help TxDOT, the CRRMA and the MPO make the best decisions possible about our transportation infrastructure.
Before Metropia is available to everyone in the El Paso region, 500 road-savvy drivers will get an advance opportunity to participate in the Metropia Pioneer Program. They’ll have exclusive access to download the app, make suggestions about how to make the app even more powerful, and engage with Metropia developers
According to an analysis of traffic data by the Texas Department of Transportation, three of the most congested stretches of freeway in Texas are in El Paso County according to TxDOT’s 2015 Top 100 Congested Roadways listing. Delays associated with that congestion costs us $41 million each year, according to TxDOT.
Given the level of construction in El Paso over the next four years, TxDOT anticipates Metropia to be a valuable tool to help people avoid the most congested areas.
And now’s the time to get on board! TxDOT is also currently working on several major freeway projects in El Paso including Go10 and the Border West Expressway. Other major projects are planned on I-10, Montana Avenue, and Spur 601.
We look forward to you joining the hundreds of other drivers in our area who are already helping make the El Paso region less congested and more connected!