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 Collection and Analysis
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: a list of 31 crucial corridors in the Albuquerque Region, ranked by level of congestion
- CMP Toolkit: a document that summarizes congestion mitigation strategies that our member agencies could take to address roadway congestion
- CMP Strategies Matrix: A suggestion of which congestion mitigation strategies would be most effectively applied on certain congested corridors
- Transportation Analysis and Querying Application (TAQA): Online tool for downloading congestion data
- Project Selection Process: A process for ranking transportation projects seeking federal funding. This process should ensure that the best projects, that have the greatest regional impact, get selected for federal funding