Congestion Management Process

MPOs with a population exceeding 200,000 in population are required to carry out congestion management processes, or CMPs. CMPs are described in Federal law, and are intended to examine the sources of congestion, evaluate alternative strategies for alleviating congestion, and monitor the performance of these strategies. MPOs are required to assess strategies that are not traditional single-occupant vehicle (SOV) expansion projects (like roadway widenings and new construction of general purpose travel lanes) before programming roadway capacity expansion construction projects.

 

CRTPO adopted goals, objectives and performance measures for the CMP in February 2013

Goals, Objectives and Performance Measures;

MUMPO CMP Coal and Objectives Performance Measures
Goal: Manage Congestion  
Develop congestion management measures % of Roadway Miles at a Travel Time Index (TTI)/Level of Service (1.2 to 1.49 TTI/Level of Service E - Moderate Congestion; 1.5 or more TTI/Level of Service F - Heavy Congestion)
Reduce non-recurring congestion duration No. of Crashes per 100 MVMT , related to the statewide average
Consider full range of Congestion Management Strategies Were all reasonable techniques and strategies considered --- Yes / No?
Improve the resiliency, redundancy, and reliability of the transportation network Extract data from Inrix – Use Buffer, or other indices

 

Next Steps

  • Apply the CMP Process to TIP and MTP projects – Review the roadway capacity projects included in TIP and 2040 MTP (for years up to 2030), and apply the CMP process identified in this study.
     
  • Conduct the first update of the CMP in two to three years - Assess how the process worked and if there were any unforeseen problems.
     
  • Perform subsequent updates every four to five years - Verify that the CMP continues to be applicable to CRTPO’s vision, goals and objectives.
     
  • Hold periodic meetings of the CMP Task Force - Schedule regular meetings throughout the year, such as quarterly or semi-annually to identify and address changing conditions or requirements.

 

Task Force Members: 

 

Agency

Name & E-mail

Phone

CDOT-
(Travel Demand Model Staff)

Anna Gallup

Martin Kinnamon

704-336-8034

704-336-3921

CDOT

Norm Steinman

704-336-3939

CDOT-
(Bike & Ped)

Ken Tippette

704-336-2278

CATS                 

Jason Lawrence

David McDonald

704-336-4106

704-336-6900

E&PM

Jim Keenan

704-336-4252

NCDOT-Division 10

Scott Cole

704-983-4400 

NCDOT-ITS

Ann Lorscheider

704-347-6601

FHWA

Loretta Barren

919-747-7025

FHWA

Joe Geigle

919-747-7007

Indian Trail

Scott Kaufhold

704-821-5401

Huntersville

Bill Coxe

704-766-2210

Staff support

Bob Cook

704-336-8643

 

 

For additional background on CMPs, visit the Federal Highway Administration’s website by clicking here