SRPEDD's Congestion Management Program
No one enjoys being stuck in traffic, but it's become a fact of life. It happens to all of us and it seems to be happening more frequently. Traffic congestion causes us to be late for work, makes us frustrated and increases the levels of air pollution we all have to breathe. Congestion, however, is not confined exclusively to -highways and cars. Overcrowded buses, trucks, trains and commuter parking lots are other examples of congestion we need to manage.
SRPEDD continuously identifies congestion (bottlenecks) through data collection and capacity analysis. A standard Travel Demand Model is calibrated and assisted in projecting future transportation problems reported every 4 years in our Regional Transportation Plan. We also study congestion at specific locations at the intersection and corridor level through technical memos and special studies. Working with MassDOT and 27 communities, we believe congestion mitigation can be achieved during all phases of planning, design, construction, and management of transportation infrastructure.