More than two million lights will illuminate the crisp Austin night sky this holiday season as part of the beloved holiday tradition, the 2015 Trail of Lights festival.
And we are excited to announce that Metropia and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority are teaming up with the Trail of Lights Foundation to help visitors easily and effectively plan their trip to the highly anticipated event.
With more than 400,000 visiting the Trail in 2014 and a big turnout expected this year as well, the Trail of Lights is one of largest events in the Texas capital. Because Metropia is focused on improving the driving experiences of our community, we are delighted to be a part of the Trail of Lights festival this year and offer Central Texans an additional option for traveling to and from the Trail with ease in the following ways:
Plan Your Trip to the Trail with Metropia
In December, app users will notice Metropia has been customized for those planning to head to the Trail. So if you’re planning to drive to the Trail of Lights festival, but not quite sure what event parking is available or how to get there, you can rest easy. Metropia will do the work for you and help you arrive at your destination on time. Here’s how it works.
Once you’re ready to plan your drive to the Trail with Metropia, simply:
- Enter “Trail of Lights” in the destination field on the app
- Select the shuttle lot or pre-paid parking lot from the list of options
- Sit back and let Metropia calculate and show you the best routes and departure times to reach the Trail by your desired arrival time
- Allow Metropia to guide you to your parking location based on the route you selected
- Meet your friends and family on time and enjoy the Trail
If you’re driving yourself to the Trail this year or hopping on a shuttle, don’t forget to purchase your parking or shuttle passes ahead of time. To get started, simply click here to select the night(s) you plan to attend. For additional parking and shuttle information, visit: http://austintrailoflights.org/about/getting-there
And it only gets better…
Follow #MerryMobility In December
What could make the Trail of Lights experience a little merrier for us? If other Metropians like you could experience the Trail with us, of course. So we’re making it happen. In December, Metropia app users will have opportunities to win:
- Wristbands to the Trail of Lights festival
- Event Parking (in the parking area sponsored by yours truly and the Mobility Authority)
Contests can happen at any time in December, so make sure to look for the latest Trail of Lights updates and contest announcements by following #MerryMobility on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Need the app? Download the free Metropia app via the Apple store or Google Play.