The Congestion Management Process is a federally mandated process that helps identify congested roadways in the region and recommends strategies to increase transportation efficiency and provide additional options for the traveling public. Benefits of this program may include improved travel times for commuters, improved incident management, enhanced public safety and security, more multi-modal options, reduced traveler delays, and improved traveler information.
Data is gathered on a network of highly travelled corridors in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area. This data helps identify the sources and types of congestion experienced, as well as the locations that experience the greatest travel delays in the region. There is a CMP Committee where transportation professionals from the Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MRMPO) member governments meet to monitor congestion in the region, review data collection and development, and discuss congestion management strategies.
MRMPO staff develops a variety of products that help the region make data driven decisions to improve traffic flow. These include the CMP Corridor Rankings, CMP Toolkit, CMP Strategies Matrix, and a variety of data visualization tools. CMP data is directly included into the transportation project selection process called the Project Prioritization Process, which is part of MRMPO’s work on creating a Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP. See more information in the left-hand side table of contents, including MRMPO’s traffic data querying tool called Transportation Analysis and Querying Application or TAQA.