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Trail of Lights gets an app

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

For Austinites planning a visit to the Trail of Lights, traffic and parking is often the biggest concern. This year, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and app developer Metropia Inc. are working with the Trail of Lights Foundation to help visitors plan their trip to the holiday display. According to a press release about the collaboration, “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 launched earlier this year, with support from CTRMA, with a service providing traffic routing in Austin.

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