Congestion Management Process Findings and Analysis
The OKI region’s quality of life and economic competitiveness are closely related to the degree to which the transportation system is able to provide an acceptable level of mobility. The importance of congestion is reflected in federal transportation rules requiring a Congestion Management Process (CMP) in metropolitan areas. The CMP provides for safe and effective integrated management and operation of the multimodal transportation system and results in performance measures and strategies that can be reflected in the metropolitan transportation plan and TIP.
Congestion management is the application of strategies to improve transportation system performance and reliability by reducing the adverse impacts of congestion on the movement of people and goods. OKI’s CMP identifies appropriate performance measures to assess the extent of congestion. It establishes a coordinated program for data collection and system performance monitoring to define the extent and duration of congestion. The CMP also identifies and evaluates appropriate congestion management strategies for the improved safety of the existing and future transportation system.
OKI defined the methods of CMP implementation in the 1995 report “OKI Mobility Management Program (MMP): Manual of Practice”. The September 2004 report provided results from the first comprehensive data collection cycle. The second and third comprehensive data collection cycles and the findings and analysis reports were completed in 2007 and 2011, respectively. The fourth data collection cycle was completed and documented in September 2015. This report analyzes data from 2016-2018,utilizing anonymous vehicle location data from connected cars and trucks; data which was not readily available for the last report.