Metropia Featured on Government Technology’s GovTech100 List

Government Technology’s January/February 2016 issue includes an inaugural “GovTech 100” list of the top 100 companies who provide services for the government as strategic vendors and partners, with Metropia Inc. joining the impressive line-up. Metropia’s urban mobility management solution connects government agencies, local businesses, and end users in a one-of-a-kind ecosystem designed to get cities less congested and communities more connected.

GovTech 100 companies are recognized for providing new and innovative products or service delivery methods that streamline or support government operations.

In response to Metropia’s position on the GovTech 100, Dr. Chiu said,"Government Technology is one of the most influential magazines in the industry, and we are proud to be selected as one of...

Feb. 2, 2016 - Tucson, Arizona  Metropia, Inc., in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), was awarded a lead role in developing an architecture that incentivizes drivers to improve their commuting behavior through more energy-efficient  choices.

This effort, funded by the TRANSNET program, a national initiative by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), selected five high-potential, ground-breaking technologies to revolutionize the energy efficiency of the transportation sector. The other selected teams are Palo Alto Research Center, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Maryland at College Park.

NREL is partnering with Metropia to leverage their urban analytics platform including...

Metropia to Sponsor Largest Hackathon in the Southwest – Hack Arizona

More than 800 student participants from universities all over the nation will rally in UA’s Science and Engineering Library this weekend (January 22nd to 24th) to “hack” various projects crafted to benefit health, sustainability, and the Tucson community. The annual event, known as Hack Arizona, is a recognized talent pipeline where university students of all technology applications and experience levels can find one another and work with mentors to complete projects they develop themselves.

The hackathon was first held last year in the Science and Engineering Library after the University and Innovate UA teamed up and arranged for it in an effort to challenge and support tech-minded students.

Local traffic solution creator, Metropia Inc., will be...

Metropia & Mobility Authority Trail of Lights Press Release Image

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...

APA Planning Conference Arizona 2015 Metropia Traffic

Finding ways of “Embracing Change” is going to be on everyone’s mind at the American Planning Association Arizona Conference this coming weekend, Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, in Tucson. The association is made up of community leaders and certified planners who work to improve the places where they live.

The conference, which provides certification maintenance credits for association members who wish to keep up their planning credentials, is focused this year on addressing ways of making change possible in communities while at the same time preserving their history and maintaining the things about them that presently work well. Since it is taking place in Tucson, the conference will explore how the town has revamped its greater downtown area over the past decade—which includes the...

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be hosting the Colorado Transportation Matters Summit on Wednesday, October 28th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202, in downtown Denver. We are pleased to announce that US DOT S

Future Energy Efficient Mobility Forum, NREL Research Support Facility

This Tuesday Metropia Founder, Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, will be presenting at the Future Energy Efficiency Mobility Forum on the topic of “Connecting Travelers: The Role of Information and Data in Mobility.” The Forum takes place the day before the Transportation Matters Summit held by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and promises to be a involved dialogue on the future of transportation between industry experts from tech suppliers to state transportation departments and, naturally, auto manufacturers. Panelists and stakeholders will address promising future mobility solutions, connectivity,...

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...

We’re committed to helping the environment here at Metropia. That’s why we started a re-forestation program to follow through beyond just helping you get to your destination on-time and hassle-free.

For every 100 pounds of C02 emissions that are reduced by people using our app, we plant a tree with American Forests. Here are 14 facts about this great country’s forests, and about the foundation that is trying to help rebuild them.

  1. Forests are important, because they provide habitats for wild animals, and they produce clean water and air.
  2. About 30 percent of the land on earth is made up of forests; that’s 15 million square miles.
  3. There are different kinds of forests, ranging from boreal forests that are made up of evergreen trees to tropical forests. There are even dry forests as well as rainforests....
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...

Using the Metropia App to drive a better city is an excellent way to make your community happier and healthier, but we at Metropia thought we’d give you some suggestions to keep the good vibes going beyond your daily driving!

Your city, your community, your street, your neighbors - all of the places and faces you connect with your environment are what make your home so great. So then, why not use your time to make a positive effect and fall even deeper in love with your little corner of the world?

Here are just 5 of hundreds and thousands of great first steps to take to make living where you do even better.

1. Be a kind neighbor, be a friendly face.
With this one we don’t mean you absolutely must bring a dozen freshly-baked cookies to any new neighbor who moves in (although it couldn’t hurt). What we really mean is treat others the way they...