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Congestion Management Process

Congestion Management Process

The Congestion Management Process (CMP; previously called the Congestion Management System) is a systematic approach for collecting data and identifying congested transportation facilities with the intent of developing appropriate mitigation measures.

The Treasure Valley Congestion Management System Plan outlines congestion management elements, the travel time data collection process, use of the data, specific definitions for congestion, and a “toolbox” of mitigation strategies.
From 2003 – 2015, COMPASS annually collected travel time data to quantify and identify trends in roadway congestion to help transportation and land use planning entities implement congestion management strategies and projects to improve travel time, particularly in areas of “high” congestion.

Beginning in 2018, COMPASS will report travel time for I-84 and select state highways using data available as part of the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS). The coverage is much less than locally collected travel times, but the time data are more comprehensive (24 hours per day; 7 days per week). This will allow staff to analyze how travel times vary by season, time of day, and days of the week, and analyze how fast the system recovers after an incident. 

Treasure Valley Transportation System: Operations, Management, and ITS

Treasure Valley Transportation System: Operations, Management, and ITS [intelligent transportation systems] is a regional plan for transportation system management and operations in the Treasure Valley. This plan updates the 2006 Treasure Valley ITS Strategic Plan and is the result of nearly 15 months of collaboration among multi-modal transportation and emergency management agencies in the Treasure Valley. The strategies outlined provide cost-effective options to meet the mobility, safety, environmental, and economic development goals of the region. The timeframe for the plan is 10 years (2014 through 2024), reflecting the near-term focus of operations strategies as well as rapid advancement of transportation technologies.

Treasure Valley Transportation System: Operations, Management, and ITS (March 2014) (14MB)

Treasure Valley ITS Architecture

The regional ITS architecture is a roadmap for transportation systems integration. The architecture was developed through a cooperative effort by the region's transportation agencies, covering all modes and all roads in the region. It represents a shared vision of how each agency's systems will work together in the future, sharing information and resources to provide a safer, more efficient, and more effective transportation system for travelers in the region.

Treasure Valley Incident Management Operations Manual (I-84/I-184 Detour Plan) Update

This project updates the 2008 Treasure Valley Incident Management Operations Manual, commonly referred to as the “I-84/I-184 Detour Plan.” The detour routes have been updated based on current traffic patterns, stakeholder input, roadway changes, and ITS deployments since 2008.

The final plan is expected to be complete in December 2017 and will be posted at that time.


Annual Congestion Management Systems Reports - Archives