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