Providence partners with Waze to monitor traffic patterns

Providence, Waze to Share Real-Time Traffic Information through Waze Connected Citizens Program

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza Friday announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time traffic and navigation app, allowing the city to have greater access to real-time traffic patterns while providing users of the application with timely, accurate traffic updates.

“I am thrilled to have the city partner with Waze to gain a deeper understanding of real-time conditions,” said Mayor Elorza. “With this program, we will be able to use data to help better address traffic concerns in neighborhoods throughout the city.”

Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information, the Waze Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for citizens of Providence along with 70 other partners around the world. 

“With the addition of Providence in the Waze Connected Citizens Program, Waze is empowering drivers with real-time data on changing road conditions and closures directly from the city,” said Paige Fitzgerald, Waze Connected Citizens Program Manager. “Waze is excited to extend this data exchange to Providence to further optimize local driving experiences in the Northeast.”

To find out more about Connected Citizens, visit To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit

(release from City of Providence) 

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