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New tool to help you avoid traffic

Cobb Department of Transportation staff recently announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (www.waze.com), the real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly-available traffic information, the Waze Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for Cobb residents.
 
“Our work is about helping people get around as safely and efficiently as possible," Jim Wilgus, Cobb DOT director, said. "That means construction, certainly, but it also means making the most of technology. We are excited about how working with Waze will help us meet that goal.”
 
This program allows the county to provide an additional way to make the public aware of ongoing construction, traffic incidents and event-related lane closures. The Waze app combines Cobb DOT’s traffic information with user-generated reports to offer a more comprehensive look at conditions for commuters. The county will also collect anonymous, real-time data from Waze to help identify traffic trends. That information will be beneficial in transportation planning as Cobb continues to progress as a metro Atlanta hub for business, education and entertainment.
 
“No one knows more about what is happening on the roads than Wazers, and Cobb County will be able to use these anonymous insights to further promote safer roads," Adam Fried, Waze’s new business development manager, said. "In exchange, Cobb County is providing critical road closure and incident data to Waze, helping Wazers better circumvent major traffic events and real-time traffic blocks.”
 
To find out more about Connected Citizens, visit waze.com/ccp. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit www.waze.com/get.