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).

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Metropolitan Transportation Council

    45-46 21st Street
    Long Island City, NY  United States  11101-5407
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2003 12:00AM