The Congestion Management Process is a federally mandated process that helps planners identify congested travel corridors and recommends strategies to increase transportation efficiency and provide additional options for the travelling public.
Data is gathered on a network of corridors in the Albuquerque Metro Planning Area. This data helps identify the sources and types of congestion experienced, as well as the locations which experience the greatest travel delays in the region. Benefits of this program may include improved travel times for commuters, improved incident management, enhanced public safety and security, reduced traveler delays, improved traveler information, and in general, a more efficient transportation system.
The Project Prioritization Process is an evaluation tool that is applied to transportation projects proposed for inclusion in the TIP. The Project Prioritization Process contains a series of quantitative evaluation criteria which are designed to measure the extent to which an individual project addresses the transportation needs of the region. This technical assessment provides baseline information upon which sound transportation planning decisions can be made. The Guidebook provides a detailed summary of the process and an explanation of the evaluation criteria and project scoring methodology.
TAQA makes a range of transportation data easily accessible to member agencies and the general public. The goal is to help make informed decisions regarding transportation infrastructure and to assist in the project development process. To learn more about the tool, click here. To access the tool directly, go to: http://taqa.mrcog-nm.gov/
Note: The TAQA tool has been updated to include travel time data from 2011-2014 and traffic counts data through June 2015.
Volume-to-capacity (V/C) ratios are a common tool in transportation planning to identify the demand on a roadway link (i.e. the traffic volume) relative to the supply of roadway space (i.e. capacity). MRCOG applied peak hour volumes to capacity values based on the roadway functional classification. This data is presented in maps available for download. To query and access V/C data, see the “Observed Traffic Counts” tab in the TAQA tool.
A Profile in Congestion: The 30 Most Congested Corridors in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (8.29 MB) contains one-page profiles of each corridor, highlighting the most congested segments. The report will be updated as new data is collected and serves as a companion document for the annual Congestion Management Process (CMP) Corridor Rankings.
The CMP Atlas, a companion document to the recently released A Profile in Congestion: The 30 Most Congested Corridor in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, provides a range of detailed transportation and congestion data for each segment of the 30 corridors that comprise the CMP Congested Corridor Network. While the Profile document indicates the corridors and locations with the greatest congestion, the CMP Atlas identifies the source of that congestion by indicating whether the corridor experiences high traffic volumes, low speeds, or high numbers of traffic incidents (measured in crash rates).
2016 CMP Corridor Rankings
2016 CMP Strategies Matrix
2016 ITS Strategies Matrix
2012 CMP Corridor Rankings
2012 CMP Strategies Matrix
CMP Toolkit, 2012
2010 CMP Corridor Rankings
2010 CMP Profiles
2008 CMP Corridor Rankings
CMP Network Map, 2010
Regional Accessibility Benefits Associated with Implementation of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit on Central Ave. (MRCOG White Paper, December 2015)
An Examination of VMT Growth and Changing Traffic Patterns Across Bernalillo County and Rio Rancho (September 2015)
Commuting Behavior in the Albuquerque Metro Area, 2006-2013 (September 2015)
Findings from Alameda Boulevard Adaptive Traffic Signal Study (December 2013)
High Capacity Transit Study Travel Time Survey (April 2013)
Park and Ride Users Survey (July 2012)
Certain roadways within the metropolitan planning area are designated as limited access facilities. These policies identify permitted access locations, types of access that may be allowed, and the procedures used to modify access on the roadways. Read more...