Mega Traffic Events - New form

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Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orit_y » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi Wazers!

In order to enable better communication and support for upcoming events, we created a new and improved event form and process including the following steps:

1. Completing and submitting the form with all required details
2. The Waze team will review the submission and the event will be approved/disapproved.
3. If the event is disapproved, an email will be sent to the reporter to inform him/her that the event cannot be supported by Waze.
4. If the event is approved, the reporter will automatically receive an already formatted spreadsheet to update any road closures.
5. An email will automatically be sent to local champs/localization experts to share any closure information they can provide on the same spreadsheet in collaboration with the reporter and Waze team.
6. When all closures are finalized and approved by the Waze team, the roads will be closed.
7. A website page will be deployed when the event causes major traffic and is in a central location.

What do you say? Should we give it a go?
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:20 pm

Seems easier with these forms. I'd say let's go for it. I did a test event. Please let me know if you receive them.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:41 pm

orbitc wrote:Seems easier with these forms. I'd say let's go for it. I did a test event. Please let me know if you receive them.

I just got 4 Emails about events from orbitc...

One for "test event" - Jan 9 14:01 -> Jan 10 14:02
Three for "Another Test" - Jan 11 1:00 -> Jan 11 1:01
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Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:05 pm

One was local event and the other one was for global event. Why 4 emails though?


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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby AndyPoms » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:31 pm

orbitc wrote:Why 4 emails though?
That's why I was asking... I would expect one for each...
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby CBenson » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:56 pm

AndyPoms wrote:I just got 4 Emails about events from orbitc...

One for "test event" - Jan 9 14:01 -> Jan 10 14:02
Three for "Another Test" - Jan 11 1:00 -> Jan 11 1:01

I received the same.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:09 pm

Just an FYI:

Orit, approved my test few times. We should only get it once.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby kadyus » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:46 am

im sure this has already been answered somewhere, so bear with me. :)

what is minimum time frame for the form submission before the actual event date?
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:38 am

kadyus wrote:im sure this has already been answered somewhere, so bear with me. :)

what is minimum time frame for the form submission before the actual event date?


I don't know if there is a set rule that I know....but...I try to do my closure in about a week before the actual event.

Sometimes, depending on the closure you may get as close as few days.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby banished » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:12 pm

There was a thread (redviper26's?) about the winter storm in the Southeastern US and trying to get a handle on what roads were closed. Now I can't find the thread, but to the point, there needs to be a real-time method to update continuously changing traffic information. I'm sure there's discussion about that somewhere!) Probably 100 miles of I-10 in the Florida Panhandle region has been closed for over a day, but is close to being opened as temperatures begin to crawl above freezing.

There's no Wazers out on the roads because so many main roads are closed. It would be interesting (for the developers) to explore real-time integration with sites such as this: http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/crs_h002.htm
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