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Congestion Management Process

A Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a continuous cycle of transportation planning activities designed to provide decision-makers with better information about transportation system performance and the effectiveness of alternative strategies to deal with congestion. A Congestion Management Process may be considered as consisting of four main components:

  1. Measurement and identification of congestion;
  2. Matrix of congestion mitigation strategies;
  3. Monitoring of effectiveness after implementation;
  4. An orderly evaluation process.

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Act a Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires that congestion relief be considered in the selection of transportation improvement projects, and that all urbanized areas with populations in excess of 200,000 (termed Transportation Management Areas [TMAs]) develop and implement a Congestion Management Process.

Study Tasks

The study is broken down into four tasks, as follows:

  1. Identify New Congested Corridors.
  2. Define Congestion Mitigation Strategies.
  3. Development of Congestion Related Performance Measures Data Collection and Monitoring.
  4. Summary of Findings and Recommendations.


Below are the Congestion Management Process Studies from 2011, 2009, 2007 and 2005. To download an entire CMP Study in one PDF file, click on one of the "CMP Study" buttons below.

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Study Schedule

The Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization Congestion Management Process Study has been conducted in the Fall of 2004, Spring of 2005 Spring of 2007 and Spring of 2009.

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