Metropia Helping Feed Central Texans

The holidays are officially here and we’ve made it easy for our Metropians to give back this holiday season. With every trip you take using the Metropia app around town, to school, work, the store (you get the gist), you are not only helping reduce traffic congestion, but also earning points you can then use to donate to the local nonprofit Meals on Wheels Central Texas.

Since 1972, Meals on Wheels Central Texas (MOWCT) has been hard at work delivering hot and nutritious meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Today, the organization is one of the largest meal-delivery organizations in Texas, distributing more than 3,000 meals each and every business day.

How can I participate, you ask? It’s really simple...

Metropia Taking Part in the Arizona Council for Transportation Innovation (ACTI) 2016 Innovation Exchange Day

Metropia’s time-saving app helps to create smarter, more efficient highway and transportation systems
 
Metropia, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a GovTech 100 company whose mission is to make cities better places to live by reducing traffic congestion. The Metropia mobile platform incentivizes commuters to make better travel decisions independently and through casual carpooling with the DUO feature. Metropia will be at this year’s ACTI Innovation Exchange Day this October 4, 2016, in Tempe Arizona.

Representatives from Metropia will be on the first level of the Rio Salado Conference Center to showcase the revolutionary Metropia app that is helping cities across the United States ease urban congestion.

Arizona Innovation Exchange Day, part of the Federal Highways Administration’s Every Day Counts Initiative (EDC), is a...

ITS Arizona and Metropia

Tucson-based Metropia Inc. is  proud to announce that Director of Research and Development Dr. Xianbiao Hu will be presenting at the 2016 Intelligent Transportation Society of Arizona’s Annual Conference in Mesa, Arizona, Sept 29. Hu will be discussing his work on assessing lane closure events using smartphone data, a revolutionary approach to examining traffic congestion by analyzing driver behavior during heightened traffic.

Hu will be presenting his work on Multi-Resolution Approach in Investigating the Impacts of Pre-planned Road Capacity Reduction on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Session 1A: Traveler Information Systems, beginning at 10:30 am.

Other topics in the session include:

  • The impact of pre-planned road closures on a network level
  • The impact at individual driver level based on...

AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) –Metropia, the creator of a free app that alleviates traffic congestion, in partnership with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority announced today its plan to integrate Austin-area and regional school zone data into its routing and travel time algorithms, effective Aug. 22, through its partnership with the Austin Transportation Department (ATD).

By aggregating school zone location information into its travel time prediction algorithms, the Metropia app can now account for reduced speed limits and the many crosswalks found in school zone areas throughout the academic year. As a result, utilizing the Metropia app not only helps drivers avoid those congested areas, but can also provide a safer environment for student pedestrians by reducing traffic near schools.

“Metropia is committed to driving a safer and better city, and with the...

We’re excited to announce that the Metropia app is now available in the New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas!

Metropia is looking for Pioneers to help us test the app in the new areas. Be one of the first in your community to adopt our cutting-edge traffic solution app and you will...

  • Save time: Look ahead and reserve a route during the least congested time, or jump right in your car and we’ll get you there on the most current, and fastest route.
     
  • Earn rewards: Use Metropia for every trip and you’ll quickly earn points to exchange for cool rewards, like gift cards.
     
  • Reduce congestion: Metropia users thin out congested areas by taking our more open, suggested routes.
     
  • Reduce CO2: When you save time with...
Smartphone Apps: The Future of the Transportation Sector

Reducing the output of CO2, saving drivers’ time, and mitigating traffic are just a few of the benefits that smartphone applications like Metropia can lend to the transportation sector. Federal agencies are starting to recognize the trend in smartphone apps that attempt to tackle some of the biggest problems and annoyances that drivers are facing on the roads today.

Some more conservative cities like Phoenix MPO are very hesitant to adopt the use of a traffic application, but a new report out by the Federal Highway Administration is likely to sway their opinion.

It’s time to catch up. The future of the country’s transportation sector lies in smartphone applications.

The FWHA report “Smartphone Applications to Influence Travel Choices: Practices and Policies,” is a ninety-page primer on the practices and policies currently happening in the world...

Metropia Celebrates Two Years in Tucson!

Tucson, it’s hard to believe that we’re already celebrating our two year anniversary this month! We wouldn’t be where we are today without all of our Tucson Metropia users, friends and community partners.

The numbers don’t lie! You’ve driven 1.11 million miles with Metropia. That was over the course of 146,000 trips you took around Tucson.

That’s like driving from the eastern seaboard to the west coast a little over 396 times!

One of our favorite things about Tucson is its strong sense of community. It’s these types of friendships and connections that fuel Metropia’s mission. Sure, we’re a mobile traffic solution that wants to get people where they need to go in the least amount of time, reduce CO2 emissions, and...

M+ Network Update and new help desk feature

We're proud to introduce you to Help Desk, your one-stop-shop for troubleshooting anything and everything about Metropia. 

Have a question about Metropia's point system or need some guidance on using our DUO social carpooling feature? Help Desk has you covered. We've got the answers to all of your questions about our mission, our app, and more.

But Help Desk is more than just an FAQ--it's a convenient resource to report any questions or concerns about your Metropia experience. Whether you want to tell us about an odd route we suggested or to inquire about the points you earned for a trip, simply choose the topic of interest, select the trip in question, and tap on "Report"! There are lots of other cool new features as well, including the ability to report traffic accidents and roadway construction right in our Help Desk.

 

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will host the inaugural 2016 Sustainable Transportation Summit on Monday, July 11th and Tuesday, July 12th. Metropia’s Principal, Dr. Vassilis Papayannoulis, is slated to engage a panel of other transportation and mobility focused professionals and will share his expert knowledge of innovative sustainable travel technology.

The goal of the summit is to provide a forum for a diverse pool of individuals with different areas of expertise to share insights and ideas about greener travel options and to determine solutions to challenges cities face with access to and implementation of new technologies. Topics will include:

• Progress reports on new transportation technologies
• Smart mobility systems
• Policies regarding green transportation...

Metropia Celebrates One Year in Austin

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...

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