Sunday, June 25, 2017

Southlake Joins WAZE CCP Program

The City of Southlake recently hosted a regional training workshop focused on WAZE Connected Citizen Program (CCP).   The CCP program is a free, two-way data exchange empowering cities to help give drivers a heads up to important information such as road closures, big events and crisis centers.

The training, which was held at Southlake’s DPS North Training Facility, allowed more than 80 participants from at least 40 different government and public safety agencies, transportation and engineering firms, from across the DFW Metroplex to learn about the program.  It also gave participants insight to the mapping and editing tools found within the WAZE mobile application.

“The City of Southlake is pleased to be part of this program,” said Assistant City Manager Ben Thatcher.  “Through our partnership with WAZE and other DFW cities, we intend to get important traffic information to drivers so they can make informed decisions about their daily commute.”

Current City uses for WAZE CCP include communicating planned road construction and road closures within the city, as well as providing daily update on targeted traffic enforcement areas.  Look for more information about WAZE CCP and how the City intends to use the tool in the coming weeks.

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