Pima Association of Governments' federally mandated Congestion Management Process, or CMP, enables PAG and its partners to define, identify and measure congestion, and develop and select appropriate strategies to effectively reduce congestion across the region. CMP helps identify system deficiencies, and analyzes and selects alternative congestion reduction strategies for consideration and inclusion in PAG's long-range transportation plan (RTP) and the short-range transportation improvement program (TIP). The process includes regular performance reporting.
The PAG CMP has developed regional congestion management and operations objectives that are directly linked to the 2040 RTP vision and goals and to specific CMP performance measures. The 2045 RTP, currently under development, includes goals and performance measures explicit to the CMP in addition to other performance areas. Ultimately, the objectives-driven, performance-based process will lead to more efficient use of transportation dollars and result in a reduction of roadway and transportation network congestion.