The Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a process for managing congestion that provides information on transportation system performance. It recommends a range of strategies to minimize congestion and enhance the mobility of people and goods.

  • The CMP is a medium-term planning effort that advances the goals of Connecting Kentuckiana 2040 and strengthens the connection between the Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
  • The CMP is a requirement of the federal surface transportation legislation. Regulations require that alternatives to building new Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) road capacity should be explored first, but where additional capacity is found to be appropriate and necessary, multimodal supplemental strategies to get the most long-term value from the investment must be included.
  • The CMP is an ongoing and systematic process that uses performance-based and other CMP objective measures to identify and prioritize congested locations on the regional transportation network, analyzes potential causes, develops multimodal transportation strategies to mitigate congestion, and evaluates the effectiveness of implemented strategies to improve mobility, and enhance safety across the region.

The CMP was first implemented in 1999, updated in 2006, and amended in 2011. The current CMP was developed and approved by KIPDA’s Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) in July 2018.