The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MRMPO) Profiles in Congestion report is in digital format! This report showcases a list that ranks 31 crucial corridors in the region by level of congestion. Ranking congestion in the region is used as part of the project selection process for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). With this data, the MRMPO can better prioritize transportation projects that will target congestion on the most congested corridors in the mid-to-long range planning horizon.
The congested corridor rankings, which are updated every two years, can now be viewed as an interactive digitized data visualization.
The data being displayed in the current visualization represents the conditions on our roadways in 2018. There are three different data sources that go into creating the rankings: crash, speed, and volume data. There is a bit of a lag before each dataset becomes available to us, particularly with the crash data. However, MRMPO is not involved in the day-to-day operations of our transportation network, and focuses instead on long-term infrastructure needs, so a slight lag in data does not hamper their ability to track congestion over the years and make long-range plans to address it.
MRMPO hopes this new, interactive approach to the “Profiles in Congestion” report will greatly enhance the user experience and allow for a more thorough inspection of congestion at certain locations.
View the interactive Profiles in Congestion Report