Traffic congestion is an everyday fact of life, and it’s getting worse every day. Federal rules require that metropolitan planning organizations located in Transportation Management Areas (TMAs)develop and implement a Congestion Management Process (CMP) as part of the metropolitan transportation planning process. The TMA is defined as an urbanized area with a population over 200,000 (as determined by the latest decennial census).
The CMP offers tools and methods for tracking transportation-system performance. It also serves as a planning tool to help manage traffic congestion and offers a set of multi-modal solutions for addressing the growing problem of traffic congestion in our region. Primarily, the CMP is a way to:
- Monitor, measure and diagnose the causes of congestion on a region’s multi-modal transportation systems;
- Evaluate and recommend alternative strategies to manage or improve regional congestion; and
- Evaluate the performance of strategies put in practice to manage or improve congestion.
The Congestion Management Process is supported by the Congestion Management Committee, a subcommittee of the Transportation Technical Committee.
Congestion Management Committee meeting presentations – April 2017:
The following are documents related to the Congestion Management Process:
- Transportation System Management & Operations Report
- Travel Demand Management – CommuteSmart
- Congestion Management Update – June 2015
- Congestion Management Presentation – May 2013
Transportation System Congested Status Reports: