With 2015 coming quickly to a close, Metropia's staff couldn't see the year end without thanking the many people who make our startup possible. That's why we're throwing a Gratitude Party this week.

We've invited our awesome neighbors, our loyal users, our dear partners, and our beloved community members to join us for some Pinup Pastries' cupcakes and other delicious refreshments. The festivities will take place this Friday, December 11, starting at 3:00 p.m. in the Metropia office, 1790 E. River Road #140, Tucson, AZ, 86718.

Gratitude is a concept that gets thrown around a lot in our culture. The idea of being thankful for what we have and of giving thanks is one that many people seek to cultivate in a society that has long been seen as greedy and consumptive.

As a startup that seeks to...

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Metropia, Inc., creators of the free mobile app system to alleviate traffic congestion, and the Mobility Authority today announced their collaboration with the Trail of Lights Foundation in order to help visitors easily and effectively plan their trip to the beloved Austin Trail of Lights festival.

Metropia’s holistic approach to alleviating traffic congestion will now offer a customized option for traveling to this year’s Trail of Lights. After opening the app, users will have the option of inputting “Trail of Lights” into their destination field. After selecting their specific destination of either the Trail of Lights shuttle lot or the pre-paid parking lots, Metropia will calculate and present the best routes and departure times to reach the Trail by your desired arrival time.

“Metropia is a great example of how the Mobility Authority brings...

Trail of Lights 2015 with Metropia

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...

Metropia and Meals on Wheels Partnership Donation in Austin

Tis the season for giving, and Central Texans are starting to look for ways to give back to their communities. At Metropia, alleviating traffic congestion is a way for us to give back to the city we love year round, but this year we wanted to do something extra special to mark our first official holiday season in Austin. And we found the perfect way to do so.

 We’re excited to announce our first Austin-based nonprofit partnership with Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM). Since 1972, this nonprofit has been hard at work delivering hot and nutritious meals to homebound older adults 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.

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Tech In The Real World: Transportation Technology - Local Innovation Global Impact

Metropia is one of three technologies being presented in 10West's lead session on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. at Connect Coworking, 33 S. 5th Avenue. The panel presentation and discussion, “Tech in the Real World: Transportation Technology - Local Innovation, Global Impact,” is the lead session on Wednesday morning and will also include Dr. Yao-Jan Wu of the transportation engineering section of the UA Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, and Andisheh Ranjbari, project manager and lead researcher for the Flexpress transit system concept.

To see a complete 10West schedule, click here.

Andisheh Ranjbari
University of Arizona

Andisheh Ranjbari is the research assistant for the Flexpress transit concept, a...

Austin Flooding ATXFloods Mobile App

Metropia wants to keep Central Texas drivers safe, which is why it has integrated with ATXfloods to provide its mobile app users with updates on low water crossings across Central Texas.

According to the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, about 75 percent of flood fatalities occur in vehicles. By implementing the ATXfloods application programming interface (API), app users will have access to the latest low water crossing updates to help them avoid flooded roads.

“We want drivers to be safe at all times. By implementing the ATXfloods’ API, Metropia app users not only receive critical road closure...

Win exclusive upgraded passes to Blues on the Green! (Austin)

Metropia is excited to be an official sponsor of the KGSR Blues on the Green concert series! They hooked us up with some exclusive upgrades to the full Hospitality Experience—including free food & drinks!!!—and since we never ride alone we want to bring you along.

Registering to win couldn’t be easier: just keep doing what you’re doing! Check Twitter and Facebook for additional chances to win. And be sure to swing by our booth while you’re there! We’ll be handing out some great Metropia freebees all day.

Sunday, May 17th to Thursday, May 25th, 2015 | Atlantic City, N.J.

Metropia team members Robert Tung, Mia Zmud, and Vassilis Papayannoulis, will be presenting the Metropia App and the technology that facilitates it at the National Transportation Planning Applications Conference this week in New Jersey. Work co-authored by Metropia founder, Yi-Chang Chiu, will also be presented during the conference. The team will focus in particular on Data Collection & Management, GPS Trajectories, Data Visualization, and Trip Based Modeling during their several separate presentations.

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) envisions the conference as a “constructive forum for the exchange of transportation...

Metropia and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority kick off app-based traffic solution

 

AUSTIN, TX (May 6, 2015) 

Metropia, Inc., creators of a new mobile app system to alleviate traffic congestion, officially announced its Austin kickoff today as part of a Transportation Forum co-hosted by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

A metro mobility management platform, Metropia has partnered with the Mobility Authority to provide its mobile users with the most accurate and predictive traffic routing across the greater Austin area. This helps users determine their optimal commute and makes use of existing roadway capacity by directing drivers to less crowded roads and freeways, easing congestion throughout the city.

“Austin’s traffic is the fourth worst in the country and has been in the top four since 2008,” said Mia Zmud, principal of Metropia Austin. “There is no singular solution to tackle this congestion....

 

Since the release of our v1.0 Metropia app to Google Play in early January and the App Store in early February we’ve already made great progress in terms of incorporating feedback from our active users. With this knowledge under our belts, we’re heading into v.1.2.0 with excellent updates for Metropians old and new.

Without the excellent input of our many users and their honest survey answers, we wouldn’t be able to consistently improve the Metropia app as we have! Our users play a massive role in creating a better drive with Metropia. Take a glance at the many strong features we’ve added with each new version.Metropia App Version 1.1.0 boasted...

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