MNTC joins Waze Connected Citizens Program
The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), concessionaire of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time, crowdsourced traffic and navigation app, to provide free, real-time traffic reports at the integrated expressway.
The Waze Connected Citizens Program gives an unprecedented look at actual road activity, empowering partners to harness real-time driver insights to increase safety, improve traffic flow and make better informed planning decisions.
“This program is in line with MNTC’s commitment to enhance the traveling experience of motorists by providing updated and accurate information via Waze platform,” said MNTC president Rodrigo E. Franco.
With the said partnership, Waze will provide MNTC with real-time, anonymous, Waze user-generated traffic jams and user-reported incidents and in return, the tollway company will deliver periodic updates on road repairs, constructions, and closures as well as give information on major events and inclement weather conditions along NLEX-SCTEX.
MNTC will also integrate Waze data streams into its traffic management and monitoring systems to help motorists have a more enjoyable and safer travel.
The Waze map evolves with every driver and data point it receives, promoting safer roads and sharing more knowledge with Wazers about potential delays to their travels. The Connected Citizens program yields even more data, giving motorists a greater ability to circumvent road closures and traffic jams within the app.
“Waze is only as strong as the information it receives from its users and partners,” said Paige Fitzgerald, Head of Data Acquisition at Waze. “No one knows more about what is happening on the roads than Wazers, and MNTC will be able to use these anonymous insights to further promote safer roads. In exchange, MNTC is providing critical road closure and incident data to Waze, helping Wazers better circumvent major traffic events and real-time traffic blocks.”