More information about crashes, construction and other traffic problems on Pennsylvania's highways is headed to your smartphone, thanks to a new partnership between Waze and the state Department of Transportation.
The data sharing will boost the information available to travelers using the crowdsourced navigation app and improve PennDOT's internal traffic monitoring, officials said.
Waze will now receive PennDOT's data about road conditions to share with its users. The real-time PennDOT data will supplement the incident and slow-down information reported by the app's users.
Waze says the partnership effort, which is called the Connected Citizens Program and includes transportation departments in other cities and states, also lets government agencies respond to congestion faster.
There are more than 417,000 Waze users per month in Philadelphia, according to the app.