Approved by the MPO Transportation Policy Committee - April 6, 2017
The Congestion Management Process (CMP) - which grew from the Congestion Management System (CMS) - is, per federal definition, a systematic process that provides safe and effective integrated management and operation of the multimodal transportation system. A CMP is required in metropolitan areas with population exceeding 200,000, known as Transportation Management Areas (TMAs). As a TMA, the MPO updated the CMP is to serve as the organizing framework for all transportation planning activities in our metro area.
The CMP is not intended to be a standalone process but rather serves as an organizing framework for all transportation planning activities in a given metro area. In so much as congestion is a function of inefficiency in the transportation network, all of the activities undertaken by an MPO to enhance transportation efficiency—from travel demand management to capital infrastructure projects—fall under the Congestion Management Process.
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.