It’s time to put on your dancing shoes, Austin. The holidays are officially here and Metropia Austin and Dance International have teamed up to help bring you some extra holiday cheer!

Starting now through November 20th, every third trip you take using the Metropia app around town gets you an entry to WIN a pair of unlimited group classes to Dance International in December for you and a dance partner of your choice--a value of $250!

Ready to get going?
Enter promo code: DANCE
Plan your next trip with Metropia around town (to the store, work, school, a friend’s place, you name it--it all counts)
Every 3 trips you take with Metropia = 1 Entry (Every 6 Trips = 2 Entries, and so on)

- Open to new Dance International attendees only -

We’ll announce THREE WINNERS on our...

Metropia Mania

Two years 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.

Whether you recently joined the Metropia community or have been with us since the very beginning, we want to celebrate our two year milestone with you! Take a look below at how you can take part in the weeklong festivities:

Mark Your Calendar: Metropia’s Birthday Week

May 15-21 - 5K Point Giveaway
One lucky Metropian is scoring 5,000 reward points! On any of the days during our Birthday...

Earth Month 2017

Earth Month is officially here and we want to invite our Metropians in Austin, El Paso, and Tucson to help us celebrate by planting 250 trees! Here's how you can contribute some of your points to help us plant trees as well as where you can join us to celebrate Earth Day in your town. Thanks for all you do to reduce your harmful C02 emissions and improve the air quality in your city!

Help Us Plant 250 Trees
April 1 - 30th

Made possible by our partnership with the national nonprofit American Forests, we’ve set a goal to plant 250 trees during the month of April. Here’s how you can donate your reward points to help make a difference:

For just 250 Metropia points, you can plant a tree through American Forests, and...

When you use Metropia’s DUO social carpooling feature, you take additional vehicles off the road, reduce traffic congestion, improve your city’s air quality, and earn rewards for everyone in the car. And this January, you can earn more rewards than ever for carpooling with DUO!

Free Flow Fridays

Every Friday in January, Metropia is DOUBLING POINTS for drivers and passengers who carpool with DUO. Free Flow Fridays are the perfect time to share a ride to work, the gym, the movies, or anywhere you’re headed. So team up with your friends, family, and coworkers to share a ride and share the rewards!

Carpooling Can Make a Big Difference

If everyone in the U.S. chose to carpool even one day a week, our road and highway traffic would be reduced...

Metropia Inc. has partnered with another outstanding local merchant partner, Xoom Juice--voted “Best Smoothie” stop by the Tucson Weekly--to deliver healthy, delicious smoothies to the Tucson community.

Xoom Juice, a locally owned and operated business, has been providing Tucson with the very best in nutritious and flavorful smoothies for more than twenty years. Beginning in 2001, the Xoom Juice family has been working to bring fresh juices and coffees to the community, and now they are helping reward Metropians too.

When you use the Metropia app to get where you are going, you are not only helping to create cleaner, greener, less congested cities, but you are also earning rewards which are redeemable at local merchants.

Redeeming your reward points at a local merchant like Xoom Juice will not only get you some tasty...

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...

As the number of drivers on the roads increase, cities can barely keep up with the overflow. Projects are constantly underway and teams of city planners and engineers spend hours in “think tanks” to solve the age-old problem of traffic congestion. However, drivers are now taking an active part in helping to reduce the congestion problem.

Multi-passenger traveling, classically known as carpooling, comes with a number of benefits. Whatever we choose to call it, the object is still to remove as many one-passenger vehicles from the roads as possible. If you join a carpool for your regular commute to work, you and your passengers can enjoy these perks:

·         Collaboration time

Many a great idea has come from the pooling together of ideas and as coworkers pool together to get to work. Sure you have company...

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...

DUO Social Carpooling in El Paso

Summertime is nearly here, and in El Paso we all know that means lots of things to do with friends and family. From Sunday afternoon barbecues to high school graduations, to Downtown events including StreetFest and Neon Desert Music Festival.

Now, with Metropia’s DUO function, the drive can be just as rewarding as the destination!

Metropia is the powerful next-generation transportation app which is currently being tested in the El Paso region. You can use DUO by visiting Metropia.com/ElPaso and downloading the app in the Apple Store or Google Play. Once you do that, you’ll be enrolled in the Pioneer Program.

Unlike other travel transportation apps, Metropia suggests the best routes and the best times to leave so you can avoid congestion. But Metropia goes further — connecting to our community in a way that no other transportation app can. By signing up, you can...

Austin traffic during morning and evening rush hour is bad and quickly getting worse. The good news is that our transportation system can work much better if we are not all using it at the same time. 

On Wednesday, May 11, Mayor Adler challenges Austin-area commuters to get to and from work differently that day, if they can.  The request is for commuters to choose any way to get to/from work other than driving alone during rush hours between 7–9 am and 4–6 pm. (Note: To have the greatest odds of more tolerable congestion, if you have the flexibility, aim to arrive outside the hours of 7-9:30am and depart outside 4-7pm.)

The easiest way for many people to avoid rush hour may be to flex their schedule to commute before or after rush hours. If your employer allows it, telecommuting/working from home is also a great option! You may discover a way to work that...

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