Metropia, in partnership with the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) and in collabaration with the University of Arizona, has developed a mobile app with the capability to predict traffic patterns. This enables users to adjust their departure time and routes to avoid congested areas. The app feeds back traffic and road condition data to public works agencies, so these can plan road improvements at lower cost than traditional surveys.
Metropia launched in Tucson on March 16, 2015. The Weekly Green spoke with Operations Engineer Mario Salomon and Communication Director Steve Delgado.
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UA Eller College and McGuire Center student Ivan Lives wrote the song ‘I Have Hope’ at the occasion of the launch of Metropia, posted here with permission of the company: