The Waze app will be working with the Illinois Tollway to give out traffic information.

Every time I travel to Chicago, I run into some sort of gridlock.

I try to catch the traffic reports on the AM News/Talk radio stations in Chicago but many times they are several minutes behind the current situation. I can't check the internet while I'm driving.  What about GPS? I'm using that system for directions. Why can't that tell about roadway issues?

Well, there's a way to get that sort of information on the go. it's an app for your phone called Waze. If you're not familiar with it, check this out.

According to,

"Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute."

Now, Waze will be working directly with the Illinois Tollway.

"This data-sharing partnership means Tollway drivers who use Waze can get advance warnings on crashes, stopped vehicles, potholes and debris on our roadways. It also gives the Illinois Tollway access to the gigantic pool of data collected unanimously by Waze users to respond faster to incidents."

This should make that drive a little bit easier.

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