The Waze Connected Citizens program brings cities and citizens together to answer the questions “What’s happening, and where?” We exchange publicly available incident and road closure reports, enabling our government partners to respond more immediately to accidents and congestion on their roads. In turn, we aggregate our partners' data on the Waze platform, resulting in one of the most succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions today.
With the addition of city data, Wazers will be even safer on the roads and more knowledgeable about construction, marathons, floods or anything else that can cause delays. And for our government partners, publicly-available Waze data is a powerful tool to build more efficient cities. Real-time information from drivers is essential; no one knows more about what's happening in a city than the people who live there. In an era with smart phones, smart cars and smart homes, isn't it about time we start building smarter cities?
The Connected Citizens Program is an ongoing partnership between Waze and various international government agencies to share publicly-available data in order to accomplish two goals:
*Improve the quality of the Waze App
'''Current Connected Citizen Partners, by Region:'''
''Here is list of Partners as of
*Boston, MA - City of Boston *Florida - Department of Transportation *Iowa - Department of Transportation *Kentucky - Department of Transportation *Los Angeles, CA - Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems ( RIITS) *Massachusetts - Department of Transportation *New York City , NY - New York Police Department *Oregon, US - Department of Transportation *Utah , US - Department of Transportation *Washington, D.C. - D.C. Department of Transportation
*Petropolis, Brazil - City of Petropolis *Puebla, Mexico - City of Puebla *Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Center for Traffic Operations (COR) *San José, Costa Rica - City of San José *Vitoria, Brazil - City of Vitoria
Europe, Middle East & Africa''' *Budapest, Hungary - BKK Center for Budapest Transport *Barcelona, Spain - City of Barcelona *Catalonia, Spain - Government of Catalonia *Latvia - Latvia State Roads *Tel-Aviv , Israel - City of Tel-Aviv
*Jakarta, Indonesia - City of Jakarta *Sydney, Australia - City of Sydney
== How to Join ==
Potential partners, please provide your information here:[ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/ 1-suA0OZZOMJq7d_CsCdDp_rVYbxz4yQdCiN4iDUhf-w/viewform ?embedded=true Connected Citizens Program Inquiries]
== Who can Join ==
local Government Agencies & Cities or Department of Transportation Local Municipality or City Government, Government Officials, Department of Transportation, 911 Emergency Dispatch Centers or Police Departments
== References ==
More details available at: http:// www. waze.com/ connectedcitizens & INTRODUCING THE W10 AND THE NEW CONNECTED CITIZENS PLATFORM Word Doc: [url= http: //goo.gl/Ih78xq]Connected Citizens Program Summary[/url]
url=https://www. youtube.com/ watch?v=YmRW47XJfhQ]Waze Connected Citizens Launch Highlights | Waze[/url] ( 1: 25)
Video: [ url=https://www. youtube.com/ watch?v=AMqbh3rqZRs]Waze W10 10/1/14 Launch Event Panel, hosted by Baratunde Thurston[/url] (46:44)
Video: [ url=http:// launch. newsinc. com/ share. html? trackingGroup=69017& siteSection= ndn& videoId= 27379259]NYPD Partners with Waze for Road Safety[/url] (1:13)
Article: [ url=http://www. prnewswire. com/ news-releases/ waze-launches-connected-citizens-program-debuts-inaugural-w10- 277867931. html]Waze Launches Connected Citizens Program, Debuts Inaugural "W10"[/url]
Press Release: [
url=http:// transportation. ky. gov/ Pages/ PressReleasePage.aspx?&FilterField1=ID&FilterValue1=113]Kentucky Transportation Cabinet among first partners with Waze [/url]
Press Release: [ url=http://www. dot. state.fl.us/ trafficoperations/ Newsletters/2014/2014-Aug. pdf]FDOT, The Waze Connection[/url]
Canned CCP Template: https:// www. waze. com/ forum/ viewtopic. php?f=129&t=120169#p1038875