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Better Transportation Outcomes by Using Apps like Waze

App’s like Waze are providing local governments with data to examine traffic flows through their communities.  Municipal or regional planning agency crews typically deploy traffic counting equipment in specific areas in a time consuming process to measure highway volume, but that could soon change.  The free, crowd-sourced navigation app offers constant traffic information to drivers.  And by partnering with companies like this can allow better data access traffic engineers and agencies and could result in more effective modifications to roadway systems.  Louisville began its partnership with Waze when the city had numerous downtown construction projects.  The app allowed motorists to see the road closures and other problems.

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