Congestion Management Process (CMP)
An efficient transportation system is reflected by the ability to travel with a minimum of delay. Factors influencing delay are the capacity of the system, operational characteristics, and the amount of demand during a given period of time. The various causes of congestion, sometimes occurring in combinations, have been categorized as follows:
Congestion management is the application of strategies to improve transportation system performance reliability by reducing the adverse impacts of congestion on the movement of people and goods where possible and desired. A Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a systematic and regionally accepted approach for identifying and managing congestion to provide accurate, up-to-date information on system performance and to assess alternative strategies for congestion management that meet state and local needs.
A CMP is federally required under 23 CFR 450.322 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in metropolitan areas with a population exceeding 200,000, known as Transportation Management Areas (TMAs). The Louisville/Jefferson County KY-IN Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) qualifies as a TMA. Federal requirements also state that, in all TMAs, the CMP shall be developed and implemented as an integrated part of the metropolitan transportation planning process. In TMAs designated as ozone or carbon monoxide non-attainment areas, the CMP takes on a greater significance. Federal law prohibits some projects resulting in a significant increase in carrying capacity for single occupant vehicles (SOVs) from being programmed in these areas unless the project is addressed through the region‘s CMP.
As part of the CMP, congestion management strategies are identified, assessed, programmed, implemented, and evaluated for effectiveness. The process through which this is accomplished consists of the activities listed below. Inherent in this process is the ability to update the CMP in conjunction with other elements of the overall metropolitan transportation planning process.
The CMP was first implemented in 1999, updated in 2006 and amended in 2011. The current CMP was developed and approved by KIPDA’s Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) in July 2018.
Map of the CMP Network
Page last updated on Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:10:00 GMT.