New England DOTs will share traffic info with crowdsourced nav app

| Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Department of Transportation agencies in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have announced their participation in a free smartphone app that allows users to share traffic data to inform each other of current roadway conditions.

The MaineDOT, New Hampshire DOT and Vermont Agency of Transportation, also known as Tri-State, has teamed up with a crowdsourced app called Waze to share data. Originally a way for motorists to inform one another, the three state DOTs have stepped in to include additional information.

They will provide Waze with information ranging from road sensor feeds to information about closures, construction and other traffic-related events. Waze will in turn provide those three state agencies with incident and road closure reports the app receives from its users. Waze’s goal is to have more accurate and up-to-date information with the collaboration of transportation agencies and those on the road in real time.

According to a press release, this is the first time Waze has had three states collectively join motorists in its data-sharing app. To download the app and for more information, visit waze.com.

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