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Congestion Management Process


A Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a continuous cycle of transportation planning activities designed to provide decision-makers with better information about transportation system performance and the effectiveness of alternative strategies to deal with congestion. A Congestion Management Process may be considered as consisting of four main components:

  1. Measurement and identification of congestion;
  2. Matrix of congestion mitigation strategies;
  3. Monitoring of effectiveness after implementation;
  4. An orderly evaluation process.

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Act a Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires that congestion relief be considered in the selection of transportation improvement projects, and that all urbanized areas with populations in excess of 200,000 (termed Transportation Management Areas [TMAs]) develop and implement a Congestion Management Process.

Study Tasks

The study is broken down into four tasks, as follows:

  1. Identify New Congested Corridors.
  2. Define Congestion Mitigation Strategies.
  3. Development of Congestion Related Performance
    Measures Data Collection and Monitoring.
  4. Summary of Findings and Recommendations.

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2016 CMP Study
Congestion Management Process Study
2016 Congestion Management
2011 CMP Study
Congestion Management Process Study
2011 Congestion Management
2009 CMP Study
Congestion Management Process Study
2009 Congestion Management
2007 CMP Study
Congestion Management Process Study
2007 Congestion Management
2005 CMP Study
Congestion Management Process Study
2005 Congestion Management