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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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