CMP is a collaboratively developed set of objectives, performance metrics, and strategies the Tulare County region uses to monitor and manage traffic congestion on select roadways that comprise its CMP network.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requires all metro regions with a population of more than 200,000 to maintain a CMP. Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) CMP forms part of its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and brings several benefits, including:
• Providing a system to quantitatively monitor the region’s progress toward RTP goals,
• Identifying and prioritizing cost-effective, multi-modal strategies to address congestion, and
• Aligning specific congestion management projects and strategies with RTP policies.
TCAG updates its CMP every four years, in alignment with its RTP - SCS updates.
The most recent CMP report and previous reports are provided below
For more information on the CMP, email Kasia Poleszczuk
With the 2010 Census, the population of the Visalia/Tulare urbanized area 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.
For more information, please contact Kasia Poleszczuk at (559) 623-0450.