Systemwide Analysis for Congestion Management: Lessons Learned from Preparing the Congestion Management Process at Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

At this moment there are many Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) each working on developing and refining a Congestion Management Process (CMP) in keeping with federal regulations. A CMP is the update of a Congestion Management System (CMS) adopted in the 2005 national transportation legislation. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) adopted a CMP in late 2005 that has garnered praise, including from the Federal Highway Administration. This paper covers highlights of that process useful for other MPOs and related planning organizations. This CMP includes multi-modal analysis that incorporates Smart Growth concepts. The regional long range plan guides the CMP and the transportation improvement program (TIP) is consistent with the CMP in order to help the region make investments in line with its adopted goals. The CMP results in appropriate strategies for each subcorridor of the congested corridors of a nine-county major metropolitan region and in follow-through steps. The process used, while not simple, is of a scale suitable to be performed in-house and readily updated for a medium or large metropolitan region. This paper also notes areas for future research and refinement.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1776
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:27PM