Safety & Mobility

Priority One: Enhancing Safety, Security and Mobility

The MPO’s planning process is designed to enhance the safety, security, and mobility of all users of the region’s transportation system. The MPO maintains a number of plans and studies which relate to planning for operations.

Congestion Management Process (CMP)

The Memphis MPO's Congestion Management Process (CMP) is intended to be a systematic and regionally accepted approach for managing congestion that provides accurate and up-to-date information on transportation system performance, and assesses alternative strategies for congestion management that meet state, regional, and local needs.

Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture

The Regional Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Architecture provides a long-range plan for the deployment, integration, and operation of ITS in the Memphis Urban Area. 

Mid-South Safety Action Plan (SAP)

The Mid-South Safety Action Plan will establish a goal of reduced traffic fatalities through actionable steps. Overseeing the creation and implementation of the plan is a multi-disciplinary committee of regional stakeholders committed to public roadway safety. While the public engagement plan will help better define goals and recommendations, the plan is guided by the Vision Zero principles of safer people, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer speeds, and post-crash care.

Safety Research and Statistics

TDOT, MDOT and national databases such as NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) collect and make available a variety of safety data, which the MPO uses in Performance-Based Planning, Long-Range Planning, and other reports and studies. Visit our Safety Research and Statistics page to access these sources.