The City of Denton partnered with Waze through the Connected Citizens Program to help keep drivers informed of traffic conditions and get them where they want to go faster and easier.
The Waze app allows residents and community members to stay informed of the latest road closures, navigate around any traffic congestion, and share real-time traffic and road information. Users of Waze are notified with real-time alerts from the app that warn them of unforeseen delays or obstacles like accidents or downed signal lights and then provides alternate routes to get users to their destination in a timely manner.
In exchange for an unprecedented look at user-submitted, real-time road activity, the City provides immediate government-reported construction and road closure data to Waze to return one of the most thorough overviews of current road conditions available. In addition to an integration with Apple CarPlay, meaning drivers can easily access the app and a suite of Waze features directly from the car console, Denton drivers can also take advantage of Waze's Roadside Assistance features during emergency situations and be connected with police, ambulances or the fire department without leaving the app.