Congestion Management Process

Overview

Congestion Management Process

The Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a collaboratively developed set of objectives, performance metrics, and strategies the Sacramento region will use to monitor and manage traffic congestion on select roadways that comprise its CMP network. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires all metro regions with a population of more than 200,000 to maintain a CMP. SACOG’s CMP will be part of its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and bring several benefits, including:

  • Providing a system to quantitatively monitor the region’s progress toward MTP goals,
  • Identifying and prioritizing cost-effective, multi-modal strategies to address congestion, and
  • Aligning specific congestion management projects and strategies with MTP policies.

SACOG’s current CMP work involves developing a methodology to measure, monitor and manage congestion and reliability on the regionally significant roadways across the SACOG region. It will incorporate data from the National Performance Measurement Research Data Set (NPMRDS), which provides detailed vehicle speed information based on data collected from millions of GPS-enabled mobile devices.  SACOG is developing its CMP measurements and methodology to align with the federal MAP 21 and FAST Acts. This interactive map shows the regional traffic speeds on CMP-identified roadways derived from the NPMRDS data.

For more information, contact Binu Abraham.