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...

Cyclovia Tucson: Spend less time in the car, more outside with Metropia!

 

Sunday, Apr. 19th, 2015 | 10am - 3pm | Downtown to South Tucson

Join Metropia at Cyclovia Tucson to assist in their week-long Earth Day effort to plant 100 trees! Metropia app users here in Tucson have been improving their commutes and helping the environment by reducing CO2, so Metropia has decided to contribute even more to reforestation efforts. Metropia will be planting up to 100 trees with the help of the Tucson community and American Forests. Efforts will begin at Tucson’s Earth Day Festival and continue for the following week.

Wondering how you can help?

• Shorten 5 of your weekly commutes with the app and Metropia will plant a tree for you!

• Use the Metropia app to...

Earth Day Festivals and Earth Week: Help Metropia plant 100 trees for Tucson & Austin

 

Saturday, Apr. 18th, 2015 | 12pm-6pm | Historic Brown Hangar | Austin, TX
Saturday, Apr. 18th, 2015 | 9am-2pm | Reid Park | S. Country Club Road | Tucson AZ

Metropia is excited to be a part of the annual Earth Day Festivals in Austin and Tucson, and to celebrate they're planting up to 100 trees for Tucson and Austin.

While the Metropia app offers a myriad of eco-smart features, one of the most insightful is their “CO2 Saved” tree-odometer, which allows users to keep track of the pounds of CO2 they’ve saved using Metropia’s routes. Metropia then plants a tree with American Forests for the user once they’ve reached 100 lbs of CO2 saved. Users have already started making excellent progress towards planting new trees since the Metropia app launch in March.

Considering...

Public-Private Partnership Shares Real-Time Updates on SXSW Traffic

 

March 18th, 2015 - Austin, Texas The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and Metropia have formed a public-private sector collaboration with the Austin Transportation Department to help Austinites and out-of-towners get around during South by Southwest (SXSW). With more than 100 people moving to the Austin region every day, traffic is already congested. During big events like SXSW it can be even worse. Metropia – an innovative traffic app that works directly with local governments to reduce congestion – can help.

The Austin Transportation Department is working with Metropia during SXSW to disseminate real-time information on traffic conditions to the general public via Twitter. Locals and visitors can track #SXSWtraffic and #ATXtraffic to get...

Metropia Launches in Tucson with Pima Association of Governments Partnership

 

March 16, 2015 - Tucson, AZ In a proactive effort to alleviate congestion in the Tucson metropolitan area and reduce impacts on air quality in the region, Pima Association of Governments (PAG) will partner with locally owned Metropia Inc. to support the local launch of Metropia’s smart app to better manage traffic and relieve peak congestion.

Research gathered by Metropia will benefit PAG’s travel reduction program to promote ridesharing. Sun Rideshare, for example, is a regional travel assistance program at PAG, the region’s metropolitan planning organization. Metropia also intends to collect travel time and speeds for PAG’s Travel Demand Model, which is used for planning future road projects, forecasting pollution levels and ensuring compliance with air quality regulations.

Metropia’s app launch...

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