The Israeli-developed, Google-owned traffic app Waze will play a key role in getting fans to and from SunTrust Park, according to details of a transportation plan revealed by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, Jan. 19.
Waze, which has an information-sharing agreement with Cobb County to combine government and crowd-sourced notifications to help drivers get around as quickly as possible, will extend that connection to the Braves for game-day traffic.
The Braves’ own SunTrust Park app will connect ticket holders to Waze so they can find the fastest routes to their parking spaces. Efficiently moving baseball traffic also should benefit other drivers on Interstates 285 and 75 and on surface streets in Sandy Springs, East Cobb, Smyrna, Marietta and parts of Buckhead.
The Braves and Cobb County anticipate that 82 percent of fans will get to SunTrust Park with personal vehicles, and an additional 6 percent will use taxis or ride-sharing services. Only 1 percent are expected to use public transit.