Congestion Management Process

Traffic congestion impacts the mobility of people and goods in Northern Colorado, which affects quality of life and economic growth in the region. The NFRMPO maintains the federally required Congestion Management Process (CMP) to improve transportation system reliability, safety, and performance.

Cover of 2015 CMP, showing four sepia toned pictures of traffic, transit buses, a bicyclist, and a traffic signal2015 CMP 
The 2015 CMP identifies an objectives-driven, performance-based process to reduce regional transportation congestion. The CMP includes congestion reduction goals, objectives, performance measures, and targets.
Nationally, congestion wasted 5.5 Billion hours, 2.9 Billion gallons of fuel, and released 56 Billion pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, costing travelers $121 Billion in 2011. The CMP seeks to reduce congestion on the Regionally Significant Corridors (RSCs) by encouraging the use of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies.

2015 CMP

First page of 2016 CMP Annual Report, showing sections of text and two regional maps
2016 CMP Annual Report
The 2016 CMP Annual Report supports the 2015 CMP by assessing strategies implemented to manage congestion and analyzing six congestion-related performance measures. Each performance measure has an associated target. Analysis shows the region is meeting targets for three of the five measures with data available. CMP performance measurement allows the NFRMPO to strategically manage congestion in the region.

2016 CMP Annual Report

Project contact: Medora Bornhoft – or (970) 416-2293