A Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a systematic approach to measuring transportation system performance and developing proposals to manage traffic congestion. Metropolitan areas with a population over 200,000 are required to develop and implement a CMP as part of the metropolitan planning process.

The major function of the CMP is to enable the MPO to implement regional management and operations strategies by identifying and addressing congestion in the region.  CRCOG developed the first Hartford Transportation Management Area (TMA) CMP report in 2005. The report was updated in 2010, 2015 and the most recent was completed in November, 2020. The 2015 and 2020 update utilized travel data provided by FHWA NPMRDS program respectively.  All four documents can be found below: