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Vision & Mission

Our vision is simple: to make cities better places to live and work.

Our mission is to deliver transportation technology solutions that connect people and enable safe and reliable access to places and opportunities. 


Departments of Transportations, transit agencies, cities and businesses apply our technology tools to combat congestion, make transit payments and ticketing a seamless process and offer more accessible, sustainable and safer mobility options. 

Our work is guided by the values of mobility, accessibility, equity, safety and sustainability.

Our Company

Metropia is a transportation technology solutions and consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. 

Founded in 2012, Metropia is composed of transportation engineers, computer scientists, software developers, big data analysts and transportation planners and communicators all with solid academic backgrounds, practical experience and a passion for solving urban mobility problems. 

Our founders built Metropia on a strong foundation of traffic engineering with a vision of the many possibilities that technology has to offer. We understand the nuances of transportation systems and traffic engineering that other tech companies don’t. 

Our employees all share a common passion for discovering how technology can be deployed to solve traffic congestion and make cities a better place to live. We are driven to create congestion mitigation solutions that meet the holistic needs of communities from New York to Taipei, not only for today, but into the future.

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Our Expertise

Metropia’s expertise is in developing and integrating high-performance and mobile computing technologies to produce apps and back-end analytics capabilities that help both users (commuters) and entire systems (cities) to mitigate congestion during normal operations, pre-planned special events, or unexpected, extraordinary circumstances. Metropia takes a Total Mobility® approach with its Mobility as a Service and other technology solutions.  

Powered by AI-based algorithms, data analytics and behavioral economics, our technology provides the conduit for developing a congestion-mitigation framework and deploying Active Demand Management (ADM) strategies addressing time of day, mode and route. In addition, Metropia has developed and maintains a suite of software and related mobile app solutions that support different mobility operations such as demand-responsive transit systems (DRTS), rideshare and hailing solutions.

Leadership Team

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A Professor of transportation system engineering, Yi-Chang is a renowned researcher and innovator in the area of intelligent transportation systems and behavioral economics-based active demand management.

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Yi-Chang Chiu, PhD

Founder and CEO

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A distinguished transportation professional and former Deputy Secretary of the US-Department of Transportation, Victor advises Metropia in transportation policies and market strategies.

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Victor M. Mendez

Advisor

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A distinguished transportation professional and former Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwan, Leo provides advisory support to Metropia for international collaboration.

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Leo MF Wu

Advisor

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For more than 30 years, Vassilis has engaged in pioneering projects at the local, regional, and national level and leads Metropia’s vision of bridging ADM and TSMO strategies.

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Vassilis Papayannoulis, PhD

Vice President

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Cynthia leads our Mobility Ecosystem team to spread Metropia’s vision to audiences around the world through world class marketing, communications and strategic partnerships.

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Cynthia McGrail

Vice President of Marketing

and Communications

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Jeff heads a team comprising product managers and researchers, overseeing the conception, research, and prototyping of all product features.

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Jeff Lin

Senior Director of Product Management

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With over 18 years experience in the software industry, Henry currently leads the software development team to support the agile development of various Metropia products and services.

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Henry Wang

Director of Software Development VP of Taiwan Branch Office

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Since Metropia's inception, Yamei has served at the helm of the company's HR and finances.

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Yamei Chang

Director of Admin and Finance

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A 13-year career in the transportation industry aids Chris in delivering Metropia’s products to the public and helping users improve their daily lives through our app’s valuable features.

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Chris Colemon

Director of Marketing and Product Communication

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An experienced transportation professional with a background in government, private sectors, and academia, bringing valuable expertise to deliver Metropia's vision and technologies in Texas through collaboration.

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Zenia Hernandez, PE

Transportation Program
Manager

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With a long experience in multi-lateral projects and mobility, Danny works to build and maintain healthy partnerships with regional stakeholders to ensure successful market deployment and sustained operation of Metropia’s mobility solutions.

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Danny Silva

Director of Mobility Partnerships

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With progressive leadership experience across multiple functions and industries, Misty brings a strong focus on building new programs and partnerships.

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Misty White

Senior Manager of Mobility Partnerships

Metropia Newsroom

Discover the latest press releases, articles and news about Metropia
Metropia is awarded VDOT's RM3P Dynamic Incentivization Project
April 2024
Houston ConnectSmart Wins Prestigious AASHTO Award for Innovation
November 2023
Metropia Awarded "Most Promising Smart City Solutions Provider 2023" 
November 2023
  • Metropia Adds COVID Feature to GoEzy
    Cision PR Newswire Metropia adds Covid-19 feature set to its GoEzy trip planner app June
  • Metropia Launches Total Mobility Platform
    Traffic Technology Today Metropia to launch new multimodal transportation platform January
  • Metropia & University of Arizona Partnership
    Cision PR Newswire University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services and Metropia App Partner to Reduce On-Campus Traffic, Incentivize Carpooling August
  • Metropia, RTA, & Ruby Ride Partnership
    The Vail Voice You might love AMORE August
  • Metropia in Austin
    Reporting Texas In Austin, Avoiding the Rush or Carpooling Can Pay Off March
  • Metropia Launch
    Cision PR Newswire Transportation tech company Metropia joins El Paso's innovation economy, formally launching El Paso Ecosystem with mobile platform, mobility symposium El Paso Inc. Metropia App Comes to El Paso El Paso Times Metropia app to offer traffic help, incentives October
  • Metropia and Bookmans Partnership
    Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Earn Bookmans Credit with the Free Metropia app February
  • Metropia & City of Austin Partnership for SXSW
    Business Wire Metropia Partners with City of Austin to Provide Real-Time Traffic Updates During SXSW March
  • Metropia Launch in Pima County
    AZPM News New App Aims to Speed Your Tucson Commute March
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