Texas Department of Transportation launches a project called Metropia in El Paso. Metropia is an app designed to help drivers avoid areas with a lot of traffic.
Before the official launch after which the app will be available to everyone in El Paso, 500 drivers will get an exclusive access to test it being a part of Metropia Pioneer Program. It will help the developers make the app even more effective in assisting drivers in navigating the city.
Metropolia is already actively used in Austin and Tucson helping drivers find better routes with less congestion. This kind of app is what El Paso needs because of the city’s growth that results in traffic problems. According to the statistics by Texas Department of Transportation, El Paso has three of the most congested stretches of highways in Texas. Traffic cause the delays that cost $41 million annually.
Metropia will be a great tool to build a less congested community in El Paso, especially considering a level of construction planned for the city for the next few years. There are several freeway projects Texas Department of Transportation is currently working on. The users who test the app and provide feedback will help it make work even more successfully.