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RTC and Waze help residents plan driving commute

Posted at 9:20 AM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 12:20:28-04
On April 8, the Regional Transportation commission of Southern Nevada announced a partnership with Waze to arm residents with information about current road conditions and construction projects to ease their commutes around the valley.
Waze is a navigation app that provides users with real-time, anonymous, app-generated incident and traffic slowdown information directly from drivers themselves. The RTC provides real-time, government-reported data on road construction, traffic accidents and road closures. The result is a succinct and thorough overview of current road conditions in Southern Nevada.
“Waze is only as strong as the information it receives from its users,” said Paige Fitzgerald, Connected Citizens program manager at Waze. “The Connected Citizens Program is a natural evolution for Waze as we already enable and empower drivers and are now bringing entire cities that same level of connectivity. The immense data the RTC will contribute to the Waze app makes them a key partner moving forward.” 
The partnership with Waze is part of the RTC's Seeing Orange http://seeingorangenv.com/campaign, which aims to provide residents with information about the various construction projects throughout the valley. Together, both organizations support Southern Nevada Strong's http://southernnevadastrong.org/ goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled, and decreasing emissions and improving regional air quality.