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.

Congestion Management Process

Through the Congestion Management Process, PSRC monitors performance related to congestion and mobility. Trends and issues identified will help inform the next update to Transportation 2040.

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.

Congestion and Mobility Report - 2010 Existing Conditions

This report describes transportation conditions in the region at the corridor level, including data on safety, congestion and mobility (freight, transit, car and bike/pedestrian), and land use. The information in this report can be used as a tool to evaluate and monitor the performance of transportation investments. This report also serves as an update of the region’s Congestion Management Process.

Congestion and Mobility Full Report (14MB)