It is necessary for metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to maintain an accurate, up to date regional transportation model in order to conform with State and Federal regulations for air quality and transportation projects. MPO’s update and calibrate their models using current information on the roadway network, area development, and other relevant characteristics such as travel time and speed data.
The primary purpose of the 2006 Travel Speed Study is to evaluate the transportation system and prepare a report as part of the Congestion Management Process in compliance with the SAFETEA-LU requirements. The secondary purpose of the study was to identify trends in congestion and travel time in order to identify problem locations for possible improvements.
The preparation of this report has been financed in part through grant[s] from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, under the State Planning and Research Program, Section 505 [or Metropolitan Planning Program, Section 104(f)] of Title 23, U.S. Code. The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.