Congestion Management

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The Greensboro MPO was designated as a Transportation Management Area (TMA) on July 8, 2002 (as a result of having a Census 2000 Urbanized Area population greater than 200,000). As a TMA, the Greensboro MPO is required to develop and implement a Congestion Management Process (CMP).

The CMP is a coordinated package of data gathering, analysis, and evaluation designed to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the transportation system. The process is multi-modal and includes analysis of roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transportation.

The vision of the Greensboro CMP is to expand the current planning process with a tool to help examine the current multi-modal system, identify causes of congestion, and explore options for reducing congestion. In addition to examining capacity constraints, methodologies for
improving system efficiency and providing strategies for possible implementation are evaluated.

The CMP will specifically serve to meet the needs of MTP, MTIP, and become a source of information for the areas of roadway, public transportation, and bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

Goals the CMP may support include:

  • Improve accessibility and mobility for people and freight
  • Increase the safety and security of the transportation system for all users
  • Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight
  • Promote efficient transportation system management and operations
  • Emphasize the preservation and maintenance of the existing transportation system.
A new CMP was approved by the MPO on June 21, 2017, and reflects system-wide and corridor-level analysis.

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