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Charlotte works with Waze transportation app

Charlotte residents will soon have new ways to navigate traffic, thanks to a newly announced partnership between the city and navigation app Waze.

Charlotte is one of seven Southeast municipalities to join a data-sharing partnership with Waze, according to a press release from the city this week.

“As the city continues to grow, we are always looking for new ways to provide commuters with the most up to date information as they travel throughout Charlotte,” said Assistant City Manager Debra Campbell in the release. “Partnering with Waze gives us a unique opportunity to engage the community, evaluate data directly from drivers and share construction information that may impact their commute.”

Waze’s Connected Citizens Program is used by over 55 partners around the world.

“The city’s partnership with Waze will give our traveling public more awareness of real-time road conditions and the ability to plan accordingly,” said Charlotte Department of Transportation Director Danny Pleasant in the release.

The app will show drivers current road conditions and have notes about alternate routes in response to construction or congestion.

“As our first partner in Charlotte, the Charlotte Department of Transportation will contribute critical data to the Waze app which is key for hyperlocal citizen support,” said Paige Fitzgerald, Connected Citizens Program Manager at Waze, in the release. “We’ve reached the milestone of nine Southeast U.S. partners thanks to the open, innovative attitudes of these municipal leaders.”

To find out more about Connected Citizens visit http://waze.com/ccp. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit http://www.waze.com.

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