Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby Panther37 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:30 am

I read through this whole thing and I'm still confused. Please let me know what is up so I can make sure the roads in my area are correct.
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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby scott_h » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:36 pm

We are waiting for Harling to give the go signal and define the change plan. He is the local Waze champ and the only person who can contact Waze development.
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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby Panther37 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:33 am

Waze already recognizes "State Hwy ##" and puts the number in a circle. I wish it would look into the Alt Names but it doesn't. I'm now in the process of fixing all of Route 6A (Cape Cod.) I don't know how long it takes for Waze to change the name in the map tiles though.
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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby aplycon » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:34 pm

So does Mass now have to resign the previous MA-xx convention and switch everything back to State Hwy xx to get badges to appear?

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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby scott_h » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:54 pm

The last word from Harling was wait for a definitive answer that he was getting from Waze. Don't change any names yet. State Hwy was the standard from the import and I would think it would cover 99% of the segments. The only use of a MA-xxx designation should be on a brand new road.
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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby Panther37 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:45 pm

Bump ...
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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby dmcrandall » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:35 am

The "Shield question" is still very much unanswered. It appears to be a way down the list of things Waze is working on.

According to the TTS experts, "MA" should say Massachusetts in the App. The other common naming practice in most states is to go with "SR-##," for state routes.

US Highways should always be "US-###."
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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby dmcrandall » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:24 am

I talked to GizmoGuy411 last night. "MA" is not recognized in TTS as a road name, and it says "ma," as in mother.

The national standard seems to be leaning toward "SR-###" and I think that's what we should be using here as well.

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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby jasonm128 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:44 pm

I'm pretty sure that MA-xxx is pronounced just fine when used on a ramp. For example, this:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=71334796

is pronounced "to EYE-95 north, Massachusetts 128 north, Massachusetts 30, New Hampshire, Maine". Is the pronunciation different when used on another kind of road segment?

Anyway, I like the MA-xxx convention but if Waze isn't going to play ball and make this pronounced according to local customs, then I guess SR-xxx is as good as anything else. The usage of the term "Route" when referring to a state highway is so pervasive and consistent around here that anything else will be unintelligible to most drivers. At least "state route" has the word "route" in it so some people may understand. However, I think many people don't even realize that what they call a "route" is actually a state road, so the leading "state" is still likely to confuse them.
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Re: Massachusetts State Route Naming Convention

Postby dmcrandall » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:53 pm

jasonm128 wrote:I'm pretty sure that MA-xxx is pronounced just fine when used on a ramp. For example, this:

https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lo ... s=71334796

is pronounced "to EYE-95 north, Massachusetts 128 north, Massachusetts 30, New Hampshire, Maine". Is the pronunciation different when used on another kind of road segment?


Interesting. I'll let him know.

Anyway, I like the MA-xxx convention but if Waze isn't going to play ball and make this pronounced according to local customs, then I guess SR-xxx is as good as anything else. The usage of the term "Route" when referring to a state highway is so pervasive and consistent around here that anything else will be unintelligible to most drivers. At least "state route" has the word "route" in it so some people may understand. However, I think many people don't even realize that what they call a "route" is actually a state road, so the leading "state" is still likely to confuse them.


Hopefully not. Keep an eye out for complaints, though.
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