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Congestion Management Process (CMP)

2019 CMP Update


After the approval of the Mobility 2045: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan for North Central Texas, NCTCOG is tentatively scheduled to initiate and complete an update to the Congestion Management Process (CMP) by the end of next year.  While the wide range of major capital investments identified in Mobility 2045 are needed to meet long-term transportation demands, the CMP focuses on identifying a range of near-term strategies for addressing congestion.


As defined in the Congestion Management Process Guidebook, the CMP is a systematic and regionally-accepted approach for managing congestion that provides accurate, up-to-date information on transportation system performance and assesses alternative strategies (Transportation Demand Management and Transportation System Management) for congestion management that meet state and local needs.  A CMP is mandated by federal regulations for metropolitan areas of over 200,000.


Dallas Cityscape

2013 CMP Update


In July 2013, the Regional Transportation Council approved a CMP Update with the following three goals: 1) identify quick-to-implement low-cost strategies and solutions (e.g. Asset Optimization) to improve the operation of the transportation system; 2) more evenly distribute congestion across the entire transportation corridor; and 3) ensure that corridors have options and available alternate routes/modes to relieve congestion during incidents.  The RTC also approved a policy that requires that the review and application of congestion mitigation strategies to correct corridor deficiencies identified in the CMP must be addressed in future corridor and environmental studies.  To further implement the goals of the CMP, NCTCOG staff requires that implementing agencies for projects funded in the Transportation Improvement Program must submit CMP Project Forms to demonstrate CMP compliance. 



click image below to view the CMP 2013 Update page


click image below for the Project Forms page

cmp 2013 update CMP PROJECT FORMS


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Jeff Neal                                           Clifton Hall                                          Mike Galizio
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