Congestion Management Process (CMP) & Committee
With the 2010 Census, the population of the Visalia/Tulare urbanized are surpassed the 200,000 mark, triggering the additional planning requirements for Transportation Management Area (TMAs) as set-out by MAP-21 and the Federal transportation planning regulations (450.316). The primary additional planning process requirement for TMAs is the creation of Congestion Management Plan (CMP) to monitor and manage congestion on the regional transportation network. Key to this process is creation of a CMP Steering Committee to guide the development of the CMP.
Archived agendas are available here.
Posts and documents
TCAG collects traffic counts on intersections within the county as part of their planning process, below are the results.
The monitoring program has assisted local agencies in identifying signalized and stop controlled intersections that operate at unacceptable levels of service (LOS) and recommends possible mitigation measures, such as installing traffic signals, adding lanes, optimizing signal timing/phasing, etc., to improve operations. In addition, the Intersection Monitoring Program has assisted TCAG member agencies that have limited staff and resources to conduct important intersection analysis for potential problem intersections…
The Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) defines congestion
management as “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.” The congestion
management process (CMP) is a process that examines the causes of
congestion, identifies and prioritizes the most congested areas in a locality
or region, and develops strategies to reduce the congestion and increase