BLOG: Gov. Wolf Announces Partnership With Waze to Improve Traveler Information (ROUND-UP)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 15, 2015 BLOG: Gov. Wolf Announces Partnership With Waze to Improve Traveler Information (ROUND-UP) By: Megan Healey, Deputy Press Secretarycenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Government That Works,  Round-Up,  The Blog Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced travel information available for Pennsylvania roadways is being expanded through a free, two-way data-sharing partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Waze, a real-time crowdsourced navigation app through which drivers share road conditions.“As travelers rely more and more on their smartphones for real-time traffic data, this new partnership represents yet another way PennDOT is modernizing to keep up with the demands of its customers,” Governor Wolf said.Check out the coverage:AP: PennDOT, Waze to share information on roads“The state of Pennsylvania and popular navigation app Waze are partnering to offer drivers even more real-time information about crashes, road conditions and construction zones. Governor Tom Wolf announced the partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Waze on Monday. Wolf says Waze will get PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with the app’s users. The department will use data reported by those users to boost traffic-condition monitoring. They say the partnership can help agencies respond more quickly to congestion.” [AP, 12/14/15]Philadelphia Inquirer: Waze, PennDOT to share road-condition info“More information about crashes, construction and other traffic problems on Pennsylvania’s highways is headed to your smartphone, thanks to a new partnership between Waze and the state Department of Transportation. The data sharing will boost the information available to travelers using the crowdsourced navigation app and improve PennDOT’s internal traffic monitoring, officials said. Waze will now receive PennDOT’s data about road conditions to share with its users. The real-time PennDOT data will supplement the incident and slow-down information reported by the app’s users.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/14/15]Fox 29: PennDOT, Waze Team on Traffic Info“The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and popular traffic app Waze  have formed a partnership in order to improve traffic information, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Under terms of the deal, Waze and PennDOT will share data with one another. Waze will share its crowd-sourced traffic and incident reports with PennDOT, while PennDOT will share its road condition reporting data with Waze.” [Fox29, 12/14/15]Fox43: PennDOT and Waze to share road condition info“Governor Wolf believes motorists will benefit from a partnership between PennDot and Waze,  a real-time crowdsourced navigation app through which drivers share road conditions. ‘As travelers rely more and more on their smartphones for real-time traffic data, this new partnership represents yet another way PennDOT is modernizing to keep up with the demands of its customers,’ Governor Wolf said. Waze will receive PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with its users, while the department will use data reported by people using Waze to supplement internal traffic-condition monitoring.” [Fox43, 12/14/15]NBC10: PennDOT, Navigation App Waze to Share Road Information“The state of Pennsylvania and popular navigation app Waze are partnering to offer drivers even more real-time information about crashes, road conditions and construction zones.Governor Tom Wolf announced the partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Waze on Monday. Wolf says Waze will get PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with the app’s users. The department will use data reported by those users to boost traffic-condition monitoring.” [NBC10, 12/14/15]last_img read more

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