A CMP is a process for managing congestion that provides information on transportation system performance. It recommends a range of strategies to minimize congestion and enhance the mobility of people and goods.
The CMP is a requirement of the federal surface transportation legislation. Regulations require that alternatives to building new Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) road capacity should be explored first, but where additional capacity is found to be appropriate and necessary, multimodal supplemental strategies to get the most long-term value from the investment must be included.
The CMP is an ongoing and systematic process that uses performance-based and other CMP objective measures to identify and prioritize congested locations on the regional transportation network, analyzes potential causes, develops multimodal transportation strategies to mitigate congestion, and evaluates the effectiveness of implemented strategies to improve mobility, and enhance safety across the region.
The CMP is useful for a wide variety of stakeholders, including planners, county and municipal staff, interested citizens, engineers, and policy makers.
The CMP produces a range of resources beyond the CMP Report, such as newsletters and technical memoranda.