THE CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - "IT ACTUALLY WORKS": THE VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE

Ventura County's experience with the Congestion Management Program (CMP) has been a very positive one. The policy and technical work done in the area of traffic level of service has been educational for policy makers and has, in concert with the land use impact program, established a framework for assessing the inter-city transportation impacts and "negotiating" the implementation of mitigation measures. The requirements for transit service standards led directly to a systematic and comprehensive study of transit needs and, ultimately, the selection and implementation of significant service improvements. Projects and programs under the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) banner benefitted similarly. While this paper describes the many successes and benefits associated with the CMP, there have certainly been some difficulties, and a number of challenges remain. However, the CMP has helped Ventura County get very close, if not achieve, the goal of most local, state and federal transportation administrators: the funding and implementation of projects and programs based upon comprehensive and multimodal evaluation of the transportation landscape.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 240-250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1996 12:00AM