New Smartphone App Encourages Ridesharing

Pima Association of Governments and Metropia Inc., which offers a mobile app to incentivize commuters to make better travel decisions, are partnering on a new app feature called Driving Up Occupancy (DUO).

DUO will reward both drivers and passengers with additional reward points by sharing a ride that reduces congestion and vehicle emissions. By carpooling, friends, families, co-workers and others can be rewarded for their efforts with Metropia bonus points toward gifts from local businesses. Download the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.