REGIONAL CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (RCMP)

The Regional Congestion Management Program (RCMP) serves as a mechanism to fulfill SJCOG’s requirements as a metropolitan area with population exceeding 200,000, under Federal Congestion Management Process. In addition, there is an opportunity to integrate Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP) performance metrics and provide information of interest to our jurisdictions.

State of California voters passed legislation (i.e. 1990 Proposition 111) that increased funding for California’s transportation system and required urbanized counties, like San Joaquin County, to prepare, adopt, and biennially update a Congestion Management Program. The later 2006 Measure K Renewal ordinance included a requirement to support and development a RCMP. The implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 743 encouraged SJCOG to invoke a clause (i.e. California Legislation Government Code 65088.3) that no longer deems legislation from Proposition 111 not applicable in 2020.

SJCOG has amended Measure K to remove language that supports the legislation requirements from the passing of Proposition 111. Staff is in the process of updating the RCMP, with a Steering Committee scheduled to met at a later date.

Federal Congestion Management Process

The Congestion Management Process (CMP), as defined in federal regulation, is intended to serve as a systematic process that provides for safe and effective integrated management and operation of the multimodal transportation system. The process includes:

  • Development of congestion management objectives;
  • Establishment of measures of multimodal transportation system performance;
  • Collection of data and system performance monitoring to define the extent and duration of congestion and determine the causes of congestion;
  • Identification of congestion management strategies;
  • Implementation activities, including identification of an implementation schedule and possible funding sources for each strategy; and
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of implemented strategies.