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Updates on Metropia’s Total Mobility MaaS&T platform
Total Mobility, Metropia’s next generation platform, will...

 Transportation tech company Metropia joins El Paso’s innovation economy, formally launching El Paso Ecosystem with mobile platform, mobility symposium

EL PASO, Texas — We can solve El Paso’s growing traffic troubles, but only if we all work together.

That’s the simple idea behind Metropia, a transportation technology company which is launching its full platform of tools today in the Paso del Norte Region. Among those tools is the consumer-facing Metropia mobile app, which can be downloaded for free by smartphone users.

Metropia collaborates with area transportation experts, regional planning agencies and community stakeholders to create meaningful change by serving as the only single-source platform to share data with our entire community. Metropia’s team of traffic engineers and regional experts monitor the latest traffic conditions and construction closures from their new real-time traffic management center at the Hub of Human Innovation in Downtown El Paso.  

After months of testing, Metropia’s...

Metropia and PAG at Technology and Transportation Summit

Metropia is a proud sponsor and participant of the inaugural Pima Association of Governments’ (PAG) Technology and Transportation Summit this October 13, 2016

Metropia’s Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu will be participating in the Technology and Transportation Summit in Tucson, Arizona, presenting on transportation and mobility alternatives through app-based platforms and GPS data collection to enhance and optimize operations of transportation systems.

Dr. Chiu will first be speaking and leading a panel of industry and academic experts about Shared Mobility. The discussion will center on the role of technology in increasing mobility options and optimizing municipal resources. 

In addition, a panel on Active Traffic and Multimodal Demand Management, lead by Metropia’s founder will focus on advanced...

Metropia Teams Up with UA Athletics and Parking & Transportation Services to Help All You Wildcat Fans to the Games Without the Hassle!

When our Wildcats play ball, we all show up to Arizona Stadium to watch them battle it out on the gridiron. What we can all do without, though, is the battle to find the right parking spot so we can get to the game on time.

Metropia was created right here in Tucson at the University of Arizona’s UofA Tech Launch, and no company is better-suited to tackle the UofA Game Day traffic than the one that has been helping cities from across the country drive better for years. The revolutionary Metropia App not only gets you where you need to go faster by helping you avoid traffic and road closures, but it also gives you perks for driving better, cleaner, and greener in your fair city.

By using the Metropia App to get to the Wildcat football games this season, you will get the inside track 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 proud to welcome former El Paso County Commissioner Tania M. Chozet as our El Paso community manager.

Tania began her career working for Internet start-ups including software company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) and travel site SideStep, which was purchased by Kayak in 2007.

As Metropia’s community manager, Tania will forge strategic partnerships with local business, government and community organizations to build the Metropia El Paso ecosystem. That includes building relationships with local businesses to help us offer cool, local rewards for using Metropia. Tania will also work with employers to encourage their team to make better driving decisions in an effort to optimize productivity and job satisfaction.

An El Paso native, Tania graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She has...

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...

If you drive in West El Paso, your commute could be changing.

Beginning on Sunday, June 10, 2016, Paisano Drive (US 85) will be closed between Sunland Park Drive and Executive Center Boulevard. The closure, which is part of the Border West Expressway Project, will be in place thru winter of 2017.

This closure leaves Mesa Street as one of the only alternates to Interstate 10 which is also under construction in this area.

We all know that Mesa Street was busy before this project began and it’s only  gotten busier as drivers try to avoid work on the Go 10 project nearby. By downloading the Metropia app now and joining our Pioneer Program, you’ll have access to real-time traffic information generated by other Metropia users. That will help you plan the least congested route to where you’re going.

Using the least congested route not only saves you time,...

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...

Tucson Festival of Books & Metropia Parking 2016

The Tucson Festival of Books takes place on March 12th and 13th on the University of Arizona campus, and while the entire community is thrilled about this annual assembly of desert bibliophiles, impending traffic congestion seems sure to follow.
Supported by partnerships with UA Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) and Pima Association of Governments, homegrown traffic solution app, Metropia, is determined to alleviate gridlock by getting attendees to and from the festival with less fuss.

The Metropia app will display paid, unpaid, and disabled parking lot icons during the festival. App users will be able to select a specific available parking lot as their new destination, thus...

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