Connected Citizens Program

From Wazeopedia

The Waze Connected Citizens program, also known as CCP 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?


Details

The mission of Waze Connected Citizens is to help Wazers, cities, and citizens collaborate to improve their community and answer the question "What's happening on our roads right now, and where?" The program promotes more efficient traffic monitoring by sharing crowdsourced incident reports from Waze drivers. Established as a two-way data share, Waze receives partner input such as feeds from road sensors, adds publicly available incident and road closure reports from the Waze traffic platform and returns 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 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.

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
  • Utilize Waze data to improve city planning, inform infrastructure decisions, and increase the efficiency of day-to-day operations

Waze exchanges publicly available incident and road closure reports, enabling our government partners to respond more immediately to accidents and congestion on their roads. In turn, Waze aggregates the partners' data on the Waze App platform, resulting in succinct and thorough overviews of current road conditions.

Existing Partners

The first ten partners in the program, called the “W10” by Waze, were:

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Los Angeles County, California
  • New York Police Department
  • Utah
  • Florida

The list of partners is world wide. Here are the current partners for the USA As of October 2016

North America Partners
 
  • Alabama – Department of Transportation
  • California – Caltrans
  • California – City of Cupertino City Hall
  • California – City of Los Angeles
  • California – City of Sacramento
  • California – City of San Francisco
  • California – Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • California – Paramedics Plus (Genesis Pulse)
  • California – Town of Los Gatos
  • Canada – Ville de Montreal
  • Colorado – City of Colorado Springs
  • Colorado – Douglas County
  • District of Columbia – D.C. Department of Transportation
  • Florida – City of Miami Beach
  • Florida – City of Tampa
  • Florida – Florida Department of Transportation
  • Florida – Paramedics Plus (Genesis Pulse)
  • Florida – Miami-Dade County
  • Florida – Sunstar EMS (Genesis Pulse)
  • Georgia – Bartow County
  • Georgia – City of Atlanta
  • Georgia – City of Johns Creek
  • Georgia – City of West Jackson
  • Georgia – Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Georgia – Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
  • Illinois – City of Evanston
  • Illinois – City of Naperville
  • Indiana – City of Bloomington
  • Indiana – Paramedics Plus (Genesis Pulse)
  • Indiana – Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (Genesis Pulse)
  • Iowa – Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Kentucky – City of Louisville
  • Kentucky – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Louisiana – City-Parish of Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana – Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • Maine – Maine Department of Transportation
  • Maryland – University of Maryland
  • Maryland – St. Mary’s Emergency Services and Technology
  • Massachusetts – City of Boston
  • Massachusetts – City of Cambridge (Kleinfelder East)
  • Massachusetts – Capital Strategic Solutions
  • Massachusetts – Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Missouri – CoxHealth (Genesis Pulse)
  • Missouri – Mercy EMS (Genesis Pulse)
  • Missouri – Taney County Ambulance Directory (Genesis Pulse)
  • National – SeeClickFix (nonprofit partner)
  • National – United States Department of Transportation
  • Nebraska – Nebraska Department of Roads
  • Nevada - Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSVN)
  • New Hampshire – New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • New Jersey – City of Jersey City
  • New Jersey – Jersey City EMS (Genesis Pulse)
  • New Jersey – Leonia
  • North Carolina – City of Charlotte
  • North Carolina – City of Greensboro
  • North Carolina – City of Raleigh
  • Ohio – Town of Dublin
  • Oregon – Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority
  • Pennsylvania – Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department
  • Rhode Island – City of Providence
  • Rhode Island – Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority
  • South Dakota – Paramedics Plus (Genesis Pulse)
  • Tennessee – Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Texas – CareFlite (Genesis Pulse)
  • Texas – Champion EMS (Genesis Pulse)
  • Texas – ETMC EMS (Genesis Pulse)
  • Texas - City of Fort Worth
  • Texas – LifeNet EMS (Genesis Pulse)
  • Utah – Utah Department of Transportation
  • Vermont – Vermont Department of Transportation
  • Virginia – City of Arlington
  • Virginia – Portsmouth Police Department

How to Join

Currently Waze offers data exchange programs with government entities and private road owners and operators. Please fill out the Waze Data Exchange Interest Form to share data with Waze and to apply for participation in Waze's Connected Citizens program.

Who can Join

Local Government Agencies, Municipalities, Cities, States, Departments of Transportation, Departments of Public Works, Utility Companies, 911 Emergency Dispatch Centers and Police Departments

Several qualifications:

  • Waze aims to work with partners who have additional sources of data, such as road closures, street cameras or road sensors, not found within the Waze app
  • Geographical diversity
  • Technical capability
  • Eagerness and readiness to innovate
  • Waze needs in the market (need more data or want to grow focus markets)

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