Federal law requires that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) situated within a designated Transportation Management Area (TMA) establish a Congestion Management Process (CMP). The Orange County Transportation Council is a part of the Mid-Hudson Valley TMA along with the Dutchess and Ulster County MPOs. The goal of CMP is to develop viable strategies to identify and mitigate transportation congestion.
The first two CMP reports for the Mid-Hudson Valley TMA define congestion, determine means to measure it, and identify congested roadways in each county. The Travel Time Survey Project is an extension of this initial CMP work.