Communicating with Wazers during an MTE
Pennsylvania Turnpike, Pennsylvania DOT

During Pope Francis’ visit to Pennsylvania, Waze alerted 370,000 Philadelphia-area users to the location and timing of road closures related to the papal visit, urging drivers to avoid the most affected areas. By leveraging Waze’s direct communications channel with local drivers, PA Turnpike, and PennDOT were able to reduce stress at anticipated system bottlenecks.

Impact

  • According to PA Turnpike’s estimates, traffic during the Papal Visit was 20% less than the same weekend the year before.

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