The Congestion Management Process (CMP) provides a shared vision, goals, objectives, and strategies that will guide future improvements for all forms of transportation. The CMP involves developing objectives and performance measures to support these objectives, collecting and analyzing data, identifying strategies, and evaluating the effectiveness of implemented strategies. CMP is intended to use an objectives-driven, data-based approach to planning for congestion management. Through the use of congestion management objectives and performance measures, the CMP provides a mechanism for ensuring that improvement decisions are made with a clear focus on a shared regional vision.
The CMP is updated annually to address congestion trends and challenges facing the region with the help of a CMP working group, which that consists of stakeholders throughout the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The CMP is therefore not intended to be a standalone process, but instead an integral part of a larger overall planning process.
While the Tri-Cities does not have long duration, pervasive congestion issues impacting large areas of the community, the Tri-Cities does have reoccurring congestion during peak traffic commute times. As our community continues to grow, the congestion in our community will increase, but BFCG and its member agencies seek to mitigate the growth in congestion. The costs of congestion impact the region’s economic growth, safety, and air quality.
If you have any questions about the CMP, please contact Erin Braich.