An Interim Guidebook on the Congestion Management Process in Metropolitan Transportation Planning

Title: An Interim Guidebook on the Congestion Management Process in Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Author: Flanigan, Erin
Publication Date: 2008
Dewey Decimal Number: 388.4131
Call Record: 388.4131  Flanigan  2008

Title:

An Interim Guidebook on the Congestion Management Process in Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Cover of An Interim Guidebook on the Congestion Management Process in Metropolitan Transportation Planning

Accession Number:

01104047

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

National Technical Information Service

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Alexandria, VA 22312 USA

Abstract:

The Congestion Management Process (CMP), which has evolved from what was previously known as the Congestion Management System (CMS), is a systematic approach, collaboratively developed and implemented throughout a metropolitan region, that provides for the safe and effective management and operation of new and existing transportation facilities through the use of demand reduction and operational management strategies. The CMP is required to be developed and implemented as an integral part of the metropolitan planning process in Transportation Management Areas (TMAs) – urbanized areas with a population over 200,000, or any area where designation as a TMA has been requested. Although the CMP is not required in non-TMAs, the CMP represents the state-of-the-practice in addressing congestion, and should be considered in metropolitan areas that are facing current and future congestion challenges. This guidebook provides information on how to create an objectives-driven, performance-based congestion management process. While the focus of this guidebook is on the CMP, the principles of objectives-driven, performance-based planning can also be applied to other aspects of regional concern (safety, economic development, environment, etc.) in a metropolitan transportation plan (MTP). The CMP represents the “state-of-the-practice” in responding to the growing challenge of congestion on urban transportation networks.

Report/Paper Numbers:

FHWA-HOP-08-008

Contract Numbers:

DTFH61-06-D-00004

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

4800 Hampden Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Federal Transit Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590 USA

Authors:

Flanigan, Erin
Howard, Mark

Pagination:

62p

Publication Date:

2008-2

Edition:

Final Report

Period Covered:

July 2006 – December 2007

Media Type:

Web

Features:

Appendices (4) ; Figures (5) ; Glossary; References; Tables (1)

Subject Areas:

Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning; I73: Traffic Control
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