One year ago this month, Metropia launched in the Austin area ready to tackle a pretty hefty issue—Austin traffic (gasp!). While a seemingly large undertaking, we knew we weren’t going at this alone. With our supporting partner, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) and Central Texans like you- we were ready to make our city a better place to live.
Metropians are Driving a #betterATX
Fast forward to a year later and more than one million miles driven, Metropia app users have saved more than 300,000 lbs of CO2 and more than 3,600 hours on their commutes (if you add these hours up, that’s a total of 150 days—5 months roughly – of time saved and counting!). Not only are Metropians tackling traffic but also giving back to their community, choosing to donate earned points to having more than 3,000 trees planted, and donating 400 warm meals to the local non-profit, Meals on Wheels and More.
Metropia app users continue to help drive a #betteratx. And by helping improve the flow of traffic in our city, the growing Metropia community is helping create a more vibrant economy, reduce commuter stress, improve air quality, and enhance the overall quality of life in Austin. And after only a year, we’re already seeing that Metropians are helping our city be a better place to live.
Metropia’s Anniversary Week
And to celebrate what you, the Metropia community, has accomplished in its first year in Austin, we have planned a weeklong celebration with Metropians in mind. Whether you recently joined the Metropia community or have been with us since the very beginning, we want you to celebrate with us!
May 16-22 - 10K Point Giveaway
One lucky Metropian is scoring 10,000 reward points! On any of these days, each trip you take with Metropia = 1 ENTRY TO WIN, and every DUO social carpooling trip = 2 ENTRIES!
Tuesday, May 17 - City Proclaims Metropia Day
Metropia, Inc. is honored to be receiving a proclamation from the City of Austin recognizing our positive impact on traffic congestion on this day, May 17, 2016.
Wednesday, May 18 - Special Presentation to Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM)
Thanks to our Metropia app users, 400 meals were donated to Meals on Wheels and More. The Metropia team will be onsite to present MOWAM with a $1,000 check to the local non-profit organization.
Thursday, May 19 - Share a Ride and #DUO2Work Day
Plan your commute ahead of time, share a ride with coworkers, friends or family today using DUO, Metropia’s latest social carpooling feature. And take part in helping reduce the number of cars on Austin roads.
Friday, May 20 - Bike to Work Day
Riding your bike to work? Swing by the Google/CTRMA fueling station located at 3300 N I-35 for a Tacodeli breakfast taco + FREE Traffic Relief Kit! For all #BiketoWorkAustin fueling locations, click here.
Saturday, May 21 - 8:00-11:00 am - Metropia Austin’s 1-Year Anniversary Party
Join the Metropia Austin team for its 1-year anniversary party at Luke’s Locker. Tacodeli breakfast tacos and other special treats from our partners including Rocket Electrics Bikes and USA FIT Austin. Did we mention KGSR will be on hand from 8:00 am -10:00 am giving away special Music Lounge passes too? RSVP to the event here.
All of the above wouldn’t be possible without our supporting partner The Mobility Authority and our employer and merchant partners:
Tacodeli, Rocket Electrics, Luke’s Locker, Tiff’s Treats, Fix Coffee and Tea, Go Local, Yellow Cab, Zip Car, USA Fit Austin, Ticket City, AMD, Austin Community College and many more.
Join the Metropia Austin Community
Metropia’s mission is to make cities better places to live. Metropia offers commuters departure times, routes, and modes that help reduce traffic congestion. The app offers a single platform for government agencies, employers, non-profits, merchants, and Central Texans to come together and take part in helping tackle Austin’s traffic.