CONGESTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND PROCEDURES
Over the past decade federal transportation legislation has mandated the assessment and management of available roadway capacity through a Congestion Management System (CMS) before new roadway capacity can be added to a regional plan or improvement program. As the region's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is required to develop and implement a regional CMS as an integral part of its ongoing regional planning process. This report describes the procedure that NYMTC uses to evaluate the impact of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) on congestion at the regional level and the steps that are taken to develop strategies for managing congestion that are eventually included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council45-46 21st Street
Long Island City, NY United States 11101-5407
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Congestion management systems; Highway capacity; Highway traffic; Highway traffic control; Improvements; Metropolitan areas; Metropolitan planning organizations; Regional planning; Strategic planning; Traffic congestion; Transportation planning
- Identifier Terms: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
- Geographic Terms: New York Metropolitan Area
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00960503
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 30 2003 12:00AM