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The Waze Connected Citizens program, also known as CCP 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?
The mission of Waze Connected Citizens is to help Wazers, cities and citizens collaborate to improve their community and answer the question "What's happening on our roads right now, and where?" The program promotes more efficient traffic monitoring by sharing crowdsourced incident reports from Waze drivers. Established as a two-way data share, Waze receives partner input such as feeds from road sensors, adds publicly available incident and road closure reports from the Waze traffic platform and returns 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 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.
The Connected Citizens Program is an ongoing partnership between Waze and various international government agencies to share publicly-available data in order to accomplish two goals:
*Improve the quality of the Waze App
*Utilize Waze data to improve city planning, inform infrastructure decisions and increase the efficiency of day-to-day operations
Waze exchanges publicly available incident and road closure reports, enabling our government partners to respond more immediately to accidents and congestion on their roads. In turn, Waze aggregates the partners' data on the Waze App platform, resulting in succinct and thorough overviews of current road conditions.
== Existing Partners ==
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.
'''Current Connected Citizen Partners, by Region:'''
''Here is list of Partners as of March 2015''
*Boston, MA - City of Boston
*Florida - Department of Transportation
*Iowa - Department of Transportation
*Kentucky - Department of Transportation
*Los Angeles, CA - Regional Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems (RIITS)
*Massachusetts - Department of Transportation
*New York City, NY - New York Police Department
*Oregon, US - Department of Transportation
*Utah, US - Department of Transportation
*Washington, D.C. - D.C. Department of Transportation
*Petropolis, Brazil - City of Petropolis
*Puebla, Mexico - City of Puebla
*Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Center for Traffic Operations (COR)
*San José, Costa Rica - City of San José
*Vitoria, Brazil - City of Vitoria
'''Europe, Middle East & Africa'''
*Budapest, Hungary - BKK Center for Budapest Transport
*Barcelona, Spain - City of Barcelona
*Catalonia, Spain - Government of Catalonia
*Latvia - Latvia State Roads
*Tel-Aviv, Israel - City of Tel-Aviv
*Jakarta, Indonesia - City of Jakarta
*Sydney, Australia - City of Sydney
== How to Join ==
Currently Waze offers data exchange programs with government entities and private road owners and operators. Please fill out the [ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1THqM6vq5t4NcwVqn9h7uq_FZQHnYiIV7u-9pIxjBmEM/viewform?embedded=true Waze Data Exchange Interest Form] to share data with Waze and to apply for participation in Waze's Connected Citizens program.
== Who can Join ==
Local Government Agencies, Municipalities, Cities, States, Departments of Transportation, 911 Emergency Dispatch Centers and Police Departments
*Waze aims to work with partners who have additional sources of data, such as road closures, street cameras or road sensors, not found within the Waze app
*Eagerness and readiness to innovate
*Waze needs in the market (need more data or want to grow focus markets)
== References ==
'''Word Doc:''' [ http: //goo.gl/Ih78xq Connected Citizens Program Summary]
Waze CCP: [http://www.waze.com/connectedcitizens Waze Connected Citizens Program]
Waze Data CCP: [ http://data-waze.com/2014/10/01/introducing-the-w10-and-the-new-connected-citizens-platformprogram/ Introducing the W10 And The New Connected Citizens Platform]
Video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmRW47XJfhQ Waze Connected Citizens Launch Highlights | Waze] (1:25)
Video: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMqbh3rqZRs Waze W10 10/1/14 Launch Event Panel, hosted by Baratunde Thurston] (46:44)
Video: [http://launch.newsinc.com/share.html?trackingGroup=69017&siteSection=ndn&videoId=27379259 NYPD Partners with Waze for Road Safety] (1:13)
Video: [http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/waze-navigation-app-teams-up-with-cities-states-to-share-traffic-data/ Waze navigation app teams up with cities, states to share traffic data] (4:11)
Article: [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waze-launches-connected-citizens-program-debuts-inaugural-w10-277867931.html Waze Launches Connected Citizens Program, Debuts Inaugural "W10"]
Press Release: [http://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/PressReleasePage.aspx?&FilterField1=ID&FilterValue1=113 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet among first partners with Waze]
Press Release:[ http: //www.dot.state.fl.us/trafficoperations/Newsletters/2014/2014-Aug.pdf FDOT, The Waze Connection]
Forum: [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=120169 CCP Forum Post]
Forum: [https:/ /www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=120169#p1038875 Canned CCP Template]