City of Lakeland Now Posting Real-Time Traffic Information on Waze Navigation App
LAKELAND, FL (October 31, 2018) - We are excited to announce the City of Lakeland has begun a data-sharing partnership with the Waze Connected Citizens Program (CCP). Waze is a GPS navigation mobile app that allows drivers to share real-time traffic and road information.
The app provides turn-by-turn navigation instructions, user-submitted travel times and route details. This information and the way-finding navigation allows users to work together in outsmarting traffic. Waze users receive alerts about accidents, road hazards or traffic jams, all shared by other drivers in real-time. It's like a personal heads-up by others traveling the same route.
The City of Lakeland is now communicating road conditions with Waze and Google Maps so users are notified about road closures and other City related construction projects that may impact roadways. Elizabeth Hollida, Webmaster for the City of Lakeland and a member of the team that initiated the CCP program said, “The map evolves as drivers submit data points so 'Wazers' have a greater ability to circumvent road closures and traffic jams. This is just another way we are using technology to better inform our citizens.” The City will be sharing a variety of data with Waze including potholes, event road closures, lane closures and scheduled road projects.
These traffic and road events will show up on Waze and Google Maps in order to give drivers the very best real-time, location-based information on what’s happening on Lakeland’s roads. For more information, visit waze.com. You can download the Waze and/or Google Maps applications at the Google Play store (Android) or in the App Store (Apple). Waze—we’re all in this together! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any City-related Waze questions.
The City of Lakeland was incorporated January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor. The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
For additional information about the City of Lakeland, please explore lakelandgov.net.
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