The Eastern Transportation Coalition’s ‘Alternate Routing Whitepaper’ is designed to give readers a high-level view into how to build software that uses Waze’s tools to understand when and where traffic is routed off of mainline routes onto local roads by navigation applications. Readers will understand how to use Waze’s TrafficView Tool GUI to input routes to be measured, and how to create software to store, analyze, and visualize that data by consuming and graphing Waze’s TrafficView Feed. The ideal audiences for this paper are Traffic Engineers who need to understand where traffic is sent by navigation apps and IT specialists who understand the software development process. The paper communicates the high-level concept of measuring mainline routes and the streets that provide overflow capacity during congestion, provides a roadmap for getting started building this solution and clarifies key terms and principles of measuring alternate routes. Readers will be able to use the paper to build their own plan on how to build software that provides insights on Mainline Routes, Congestion, and Alternate Routing, and if needed can contact TETC for assistance in translating the concepts into meaningful action.
The full whitepaper can be found here.