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Here is list of Partners as of March 2015
 
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* Barcelona, Spain
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* Tel Aviv, Israel
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* San Jose, Costa Rica
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* City of Boston, Massachusetts
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* Los Angeles County, California
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== How to Join ==
 
== How to Join ==

Revision as of 16:21, 16 March 2015

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?


Details

The first ten partners in the program, called the “W10” by Waze, are Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; Jakarta, Indonesia; Tel Aviv, Israel; San Jose, Costa Rica; Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles County, California; as well as the New York Police Department and the states of Utah and Florida.

Partners

Here is list of Partners as of March 2015

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

How to Join

Connected Citizens Program Inquiries

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Dear Mayor / Government Agency Name,

I am reaching out to you to see if [Agency Name] would be interested in considering a partnership with Waze. Waze (http://www.waze.com) is the world's largest community-based traffic and GPS navigation app. A Waze partnership with the [Agency Name], along with Waze users in [Area/City/State] who share real-time traffic and road info can save everyone time and gas money on their daily commute, best of all, for FREE. Waze's goal is to help alleviate some of the headaches for drivers by routing them around traffic, closures and alerting them of constructions zones and road hazards. Several major cities & government agencies have already began partnering with Waze including Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York City & the NYPD. Additionally, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet along with the Florida Department of Transportation have partnered with Waze as well with no costs to the taxpayers. I hope you will consider making [Agency Name] the next partner.

To get started:

Here is a brief video explaining the Waze Partnership: [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmRW47XJfhQ]Waze Connected Citizens Launch Highlights[/url] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmRW47XJfhQ)

Here is an overview explaining the Connected Citizens Program: [url=http://goo.gl/Ih78xq]Connected Citizens Program Summary[/url] (http://goo.gl/Ih78xq)

Here is the form to inquire about a Partnership: [url=http://goo.gl/pTmcGr]Connected Citizens Program Inquiries Form[/url] (http://goo.gl/pTmcGr) [size=85]***When you reach the "How did you hear about us" portion of the form please add "Waze Champ: MGODLEW" [b][i] <-Insert your own Rank & Username[/i][/b] [/size] P.S. - To see Waze in action, check out the ABC New's findings on Waze. (https://gma.yahoo.com/video/apps-waze-help-avoid-traffic-121417710.html)

Respectfully Submitted,

Matthew (MGODLEW) [b][i]<-Insert your Name & (Waze Username)[/i][/b] Waze Pennsylvania State Manager & US Champ [b][i]<-Insert your own Signature[/i][/b][/quote]

Resources

Word Doc: [url=http://goo.gl/Ih78xq]Connected Citizens Program Summary[/url]

Video: [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]