Technology has made getting from point A to point B easier than ever. From GPS to apps like Waze and Sigalert, drivers now play an interactive role in navigating roadways. While having real-time data at our fingertips has made the daily commute more predictable, the downsides — congestion in once-quiet neighborhoods and distracted drivers, for starters — are taking a more human toll. Kojo explores how mobile traffic tools are impacting our commutes and our cities, and finds out how these tools are changing traffic reporting, engineering and congestion.


  • Julie Mossler Head of Global Communications and Creative Launch Strategy, Waze
  • Jerry Edwards Traffic Reporter, WAMU 88.5 FM
  • Timothy Lomax Research Fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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