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PennDOT, Navigation App Waze to Share Road Information

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    PennDOT, Navigation App Waze to Share Road Information
    Law enforcement officials are urging the makers of the popular traffic app Waze to disable a feature that shows the locations of police on the beat.

    The state of Pennsylvania and popular navigation app Waze are partnering to offer drivers even more real-time information about crashes, road conditions and construction zones.

    Governor Tom Wolf announced the partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Waze on Monday.

    Wolf says Waze will get PennDOT's road condition reporting data to share with the app's users. The department will use data reported by those users to boost traffic-condition monitoring.

    They say the partnership can help agencies respond more quickly to congestion.

    The effort is part of the Waze Connected Citizens Program. A number of other cities and states take part in the information-sharing program.

    The company says Philadelphia has more than 417,000 active Waze users per month and Pittsburgh has more than 80,000.