Congestion Management Process 2023
A Congestion Management Process (CMP) is required for any Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
that includes an urbanized area exceeding 200,000 known as a Transportation Management Area
(TMAs). This plan covers the Bridgeport-Stamford TMA and was developed cooperatively by the MPOs
within the TMA. The Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a data driven approach for managing
congestion that utilizes current data, including performance measures, to assess alternative strategies
for congestion management. The CMP provides strategies to be included in the Metropolitan
Transportation Plan (MTP) to secure future funding. This update is being developed concurrently to and
will inform each MPO’s 2023 – 2050 MTP. This CMP relies heavily on data made available to the MPOs
through the RITIS platform using the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS).
The data and methodology for analyzing congestion is consistent with guidance from FHWA regarding
Transportation Performance Management.