planning activities

Congestion Management Process

According to the 2010 US Census, the Fox Cities urbanized area surpassed 200,000 in population, and gained the designation of a TMA (Transportation Management Area) per Federal Highway Administration guidelines. As a result of surpassing this population threshold, the Fox Cities is required by federal regulation (The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act [MAP-21]) to develop a Congestion Management Process (CMP) plan. The CMP is designed to provide systematic planning solutions to the transportation needs of the Fox Cities. A primary goal of the CMP is to develop a balanced transportation network (i.e. increasing opportunities for walking, bicycling, and public transit, along with automobiles) which can be efficiently integrated within the Fox Cities MPO boundaries. The CMP will also be utilized to coordinate with other required regional transportation documents such as the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).