Two years 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.
Whether you recently joined the Metropia community or have been with us since the very beginning, we want to celebrate our two year milestone with you! Take a look below at how you can take part in the weeklong festivities:
Mark Your Calendar: Metropia’s Birthday Week
May 15-21 - 5K Point Giveaway
One lucky Metropian is scoring 5,000 reward points! On any of the days during our Birthday Week (May 15-21), you can enter to WIN by:
- Entering code: BDAY17 in your Metropia app
- Each trip you take with Metropia = 1 ENTRY TO WIN, and
- Every DUO social carpooling trip (as a driver or passenger) = 2 ENTRIES!
May 16 - 18 - Metropia Austin’s User Appreciation Days
Our new local merchant partner, Aimee’s Super Fantazmo Food Club, is offering each of our Metropia app users one free appetizer during our User Appreciation Days - TUES, May 16 - THURS, May 18. Simply show the friendly folks of Super Fantazmo the Metropia app on your phone to claim your free appetizer! See Aimee’s location and hours of operation here.
Wednesday, May 17 - City Proclaims Metropia Day
For a second year, 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, 2017. Don’t forget to plan your commute ahead of time, share a ride with coworkers, friends or family today using DUO, Metropia’s social carpooling feature. And take part in helping reduce the number of cars on Austin roads.
Thursday, May 18 - Donate a Tree through American Forests
Metropians continue to make an impact through our partnership with the national nonprofit American Forests. During Earth Month (April) together we donated more than 250 trees. To date, more than 7,000 trees have been donated thanks to our Austin app users. With only 250 points, you can donate a tree through the Metropia app and continue giving back to our communities.
Friday, May 19 - Bike to Work Day
Biking to work today? Take the pledge to join other Austinites who are biking to work on Friday, May 19th. Plus find a list of all participating #B2WD fueling locations here!
Saturday, May 20 - 21 - How are you driving a better city?
Know what makes us feel warm and fuzzy, especially during our birthday week? Knowing that you all are driving a better city. Whether you’re planning your trip during non-peak hours with Metropia, carpooling to a graduation with friends and family this weekend, riding the bus or your bike to work, or making your way around town on foot, we’d love to see your comments and pics showing us how you’re taking part in driving a better Austin. To participate, connect with us on Instagram and give us a shout @metropiamobile.
Thank You to Our Partners
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, Buffalo Billiards, AMD, Austin Community College and many more.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing things our Austin Metropians accomplished over the past two years!