Congestion Management Process

The CMP is a regionally-accepted approach for managing congestion that provides accurate, up-to-date information on multimodal transportation performance and assesses alternative strategies (Travel Demand Management, Transportation Systems Management, and Asset Optimization) for mitigating congestion that meets state and local needs.  While a CMP is required in urbanized areas of over 200,000 (also known as Transportation Management Areas), NCTCOG and other Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) have the flexibility to design their own methods and approaches when developing the CMP. 


CMP 2021 Update

Click the image to download the complete Congestion Management Process 2021 Update or select a section from the bookmarks below.

CMP 2021 Update Cover


Table of Contents

Workshop Presentation May 2021  
CMP Document 2021 Update
New CMP Implementation Form 2022

CMP Strategies
The CMP strategies represented in these images demonstrate some of the many strategies that NCTCOG has implemented to lessen regional congestion.

DART Light Rail Train with a DART Bus Below Photo example of a one-way street with signal coordination
Transit Connections with Park-and-Ride Lots One-Way Streets with Signal Coordination
Photo example of traffic incident management with men working to place cones on a road Photo example of managed lanes with ITS technologies.
Traffic Incident Management Managed Lanes with ITS Technologies

Congestion Management Process Guidebook
CMP Info – FHWA Office of Planning 
CMP Info – FHWA Office of Operations  

Staff contact:  Natalie Bettger, Eric Quintana