Congestion Management Process

Efficient mobility for both people and goods is key to the health and wealth of the region.

The region prioritizes transportation projects and services that produce greater efficiency, reduce trips, and provide more choices to improve overall mobility.

As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the central Puget Sound region, PSRC is required by federal law to maintain a Congestion Management Process(CMP). A CMP is a systematic process for managing congestion that provides information on how well the transportation system is working and on alternative strategies to alleviate congestion and enhance mobility of people and goods.

Maintaining the CMP

PSRC is working with local and state agencies to maintain the CMP. This includes the identification of multimodal system performance data that can be used to understand existing and future conditions. Such data can assist planners in developing strategies that most efficiently provide mobility options.