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 systems and products
• Availability of products
• Biotechnology for green vehicles
• Workplace Charging Challenge
• Hydrogen fuels and infrastructures
• The President’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge

Dr. Papayannoulis will participate on the, “Adoption of New Vehicle Technology” discussion panel. The panel will meet on the first day of the summit and address how to effectively influence consumers in their decisions and behavior toward supporting energy efficient, low-carbon objectives.

About Metropia, Inc.
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. The Metropia app is available for free through the Apple App Store and Google Play. To learn more, visit www.metropia.com.

For more information about the 2016 Sustainability Transportation Summit, visit the website at: http://energy.gov/eere/2016-sustainable-transportation-summit