[Skip to content]

ITS America ITS International
ITS America ITS International
ITS International ITS America
Search our Site

Daily Video

Sponsored By Kapsch
Click here to see all Daily Videos
01 June 2015

 

RSS

PA Turnpike partners with Waze crowdsourced navigation app

First publishedITS America
2015
Daily News
Day 1
In an effort to make Pennsylvania’s roads safer and more efficient, the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) entered a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a real-time, crowdsourced navigation app.

Designed as a two-way data share of traffic information, the Waze Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads. Users of the app – called “Wazers” – along with other drivers and agencies, like the PTC, collaborate to improve the accuracy, timeliness and availability of roadway information.

Under the new agreement, Waze will receive live feeds from the PA Turnpike’s Traffic Operations Center (TOC), including traffic incidents, road closures, construction alerts and estimated travel times.

In addition, Waze adds publicly available incident and road closure reports from its platform to deliver a thorough overview of current road conditions.

Pennsylvania Turnpike data collected via Waze provides a new immediate source of information to the PTC’s Traffic Operations Center and enhances the viability of data fed to Turnpike travelers.

Most importantly, it can provide quicker notification of an accident to TOC dispatchers and improve incident response time while making the Turnpike’s safety and maintenance crews aware of roadway issues sooner.

Companies in this article

Pennsylvania Turnpike
www.PaTurnpike.com
Platinum Sponsors
IRD Logo 295 x 110Trafficware logo 295 x 110 bannerCubic 2015 Logo 295 x 110Vitronic banner 295 x 110Iteris banner 295 x 110MG Squared Lowering Systems logoFlir 295 x 110 EDI Logo 295 x 110 bannerXerox 295x110 12 px borderSensys 295 x 110Daktronics banner 925 x 110Econolite banner 295 x 110
Platinum Sponsors
McCain Swarco_295 x 110.jpgEDI Logo 295 x 110 bannerTrafficware logo 295 x 110 bannerSensys 295 x 110Here Logo 2016 295 x 110