Forward Pinellas employs a congestion management process (CMP) to identify and respond to problems of recurring and non-recurring traffic congestion. Recurring congestion is caused by more users of a road or intersection than it can handle. Non-recurring congestion is a result of crashes, emergencies or special events. Both contribute to delays that cost people time and money.
Congestion management strategies provide lower cost alternatives to major capital investments that are considered in identifying improvements necessary to address roadway congestion. The provides an overview of the federal and state requirements pertaining to the CMP and describes how Forward Pinellas evaluates transportation system performance measures for application of CMP strategies.
These strategies typically include small scale physical improvements such as intersection modifications and median closings and intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications.