Congestion Management Process

Congestion Management Process (CMP) Update

 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. 
Work is underway on an update to the region’s CMP documentation. While the wide range of higher-cost capacity expansion projects and other major infrastructure investments identified in Mobility 2045  are needed to meet long-term transportation demands, the CMP focuses on identifying a range of lower-cost, short-term strategies for addressing congestion on the most congested roadway corridors in the region. The elements and topics that will be considered in this CMP update will addressed in several meetings over the next few months.

As a follow-up to the Surface Transportation Technical Committee Congestion Management Process Workshop held on Friday, May 28, please find at the links below the presentation, a listing of the CMP segments, as well as the technical documentation outlining the methodology to evaluate the CMP segments.  Please provide any comments to Natalie Bettger by close of business Friday, June 11.  Natalie and Michael’s contact information is provided below.

Natalie Bettger                             Michael Bils                                                     
817-695-9280                               817-695-9294                              

Surface Transportation Technical Committee Workshop and Information Items   

Workshop Presentation   
CMP Segments
DRAFT Corridor Evaluation and Scoring Criteria

May 28, 2021

Online Public Input Opportunity         

June 7 – July 6, 2021

Regional Transportation Council Information Item           

June 8, 2021

Surface Transportation Technical Committee Action     

June 25, 2021

Regional Transportation Council Action                                   

July 8, 2021

2013 CMP Document
CMP Overview and Implementation Form Instructions 
CMP Implementation Form

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

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

Staff contact:  Natalie Bettger, Eric Quintana