Metropia Demonstration/Presentation

APA Arizona Chapter


Friday, November 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. MST

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Description: Metropia is the developer of creative, innovative





cutting-edge solutions for transportation planning and system


operations, headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., with offices in


Austin, Texas, and New York, N.Y. Founded in 2011, Metropia


develops and integrates high-performance and mobile


computing technologies to produce apps and backend server


systems that help both users (commuters) and entire systems


(cities) during normal operations, pre-planned special events,


or unexpected, extraordinary circumstances.


The Metropia Mobile app uses patented prediction and


coordinating technology -- combined with user rewards


-- to incentivize drivers to help balance the traffic load on


the network and reduce traffic congestion. Metropia mobile


encourages users to change their travel behavior whenever


possible by showing them the best routes and departure


times for their daily trips. Metropia automatically predicts


and displays future travel times, and assigns reward points


according to the times they travel and routes they take. The


least impact a commuter has on traffic, the higher the earned


points, and the more time and energy they save.


The Metropia Agency Solution provides traffic planners


and transportation agencies with unprecedented access


to valuable, real-time flow data and statistics that allow for


better planning and emergency response, increasing flow


and reducing congestion. Transportation investments can be


analyzed in planning phase and validated after construction,


improving their effectiveness.


Metropia is working with all stakeholders—government


agencies, employers, non-profits, merchants, and citizens—to


collectively solve the city’s traffic problems in a single, unified


platform. Free flowing roads create a more vibrant economy,


reduce commuter stress, improve air quality, and enhance


the overall quality of life in your town. More information on


how Metropia is driving a better city can be found at www.




Presenters: Yi-Chang Chiu, Ph.D., President and CEO Metropia,






Inc.; Mario Salomon, Operations Engineer, Metropia, Inc.



Yi-Chang Chiu

Associate Professor, University of Arizona