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Congestion Management Process (CMP)

Congestion Management Process (CMP)

Memphis interstate traffic

The Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a performance planning process that addresses congestion and mobility within the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) planning boundary. Preparation of the Congestion Management Process is required by the federal transportation legislation known as Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, and the Metropolitan Planning Code of Federal Regulations (23CFR 450.320) of the United States Department of Transportation. 

Congestion Management Process

The Memphis MPO is committed to maintaining a CMP that emphasizes the need to link the effective management and operations of transportation systems to the planning process, environmental review process, travel demand management as well as other related disciplines. As part of the CMP, a Multimodal Strategy Toolbox was developed to help agencies in the region combat congestion and mobility issues. Strategies to increase mobility fall in the categories listed below:

  • Demand Management
    • Smart growth and Land use
    • Commuter programs
  • Operational Improvements
    • Operational improvements & ITS
    • Incident management
    • Intersection improvements
    • Freight improvements
  • Multimodal Strategies
    • Transit improvements
    • Bicycle & Pedestrian facilities
  • Strategic Capacity Enhancements
    • General purpose lanes
    • Dedicated lanes 

In August 2015 the Transportation Policy Board (TPB) of the Memphis MPO adopted the Congestion Management Process.

Congestion Management Process (Final)

Congestion Management Process (Appendix)

Biennial Reports:

The Memphis MPO also publishes a biennial CMP Report to provide the public and stakeholders a snapshot of the region's congestion and mobility issues.

2018 Congestion Management Process Report

Reporte 2018 del Proceso de Gestión de Congestión

2016 Congestion Management Process Report

Reporte 2016 del Proceso de Gestión de Congestión 

Public input is key to help identify congestion and mobility issues in the region. To join our mailing list, please select the following link.




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