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Fort Worth joins Waze Connected Citizens program

Posted Dec. 13, 2016

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The City of Fort Worth launched a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app.

Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for Fort Worth drivers.

The Waze Connected Citizens Program gives municipal leaders a look at real-time road activity, empowering partners to harness driver insights to improve congestion and make better-informed planning decisions. Established as a two-way data share, Waze provides partners with anonymous, Waze-generated incident and slow-down information directly from the source: drivers themselves. In exchange, Fort Worth provides construction, crash and road closure data to Waze to return succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions.

The Waze map evolves with every driver and data point it receives, promoting safer roads and sharing more knowledge with users, called Wazers, about potential delays to their commutes. The Connected Citizens program yields even more data, giving motorists the ability to circumvent road closures and traffic jams using the app.

Fort Worth can also provide Wazers with advanced notice of major traffic events such as parades and dignitary visits that could affect daily routes.

Download the free Waze app for iOS or Android.

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