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Congestion Management Program

Background

As the Congestion Management Agency for Los Angeles County, Metro is responsible for implementing the Congestion Management Program (CMP).

State statute requires that a congestion management program be developed, adopted and updated biennially for every county that includes an urbanized area and shall include every city and the county government within that county.

Since the CMP became effective with the passage of Proposition 111 in 1990, it has forged new ground in linking transportation, land use and air quality decisions for one of the most complex urban areas in the country. The CMP addresses the impact of local growth on the regional transportation system.
Statutory elements of the CMP include Highway and Roadway System monitoring, multi-modal system performance analysis, the Transportation Demand Management Program, the Land Use Analysis Program and local conformance for all the county's jurisdictions.

On October 28, 2010 the Metro Board adopted the 2010 CMP for Los Angeles County. The 2010 CMP summarizes the results of 18 years of CMP highway and transit monitoring and 15 years of monitoring local growth. CMP implementation guidelines for local jurisdictions are also contained in the 2010 CMP.

View the 2010 CMP on-line (PDF format, 2.6MB; Adobe® Acrobat Reader plug-in required). For hard copies of the 2010 CMP, please call or email Stacy Alameida at 213.922.7414.or alameidas@metro.net.

CMP Congestion Mitigation Fee Study

We have completed a 10-year effort of working with local jurisdictions, the subregions, and the business and development community to explore how to best meet state mandated Congestion Management Program (CMP) Deficiency Plan requirements for local jurisdictions to mitigate the impact of new development. After exploring a wide range of alternatives, the Board directed staff in 2003 to explore the feasibility of a Congestion Mitigation Fee to meet this requirement. The following final reports are available on the Congestion Mitigation Fee Study:

Congestion Mitigation Fee Study Background

Due to projected growth challenges and local transportation funding needs, the Metro Board of Directors authorized work on a Congestion Mitigation Fee Feasibility Study to determine whether implementing a county-wide congestion mitigation fee is feasible. 

Staff has been meeting with subregional Councils of Governments (COGs), local jurisdictions, the private sector, the Congestion Mitigation Fee Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) and other stakeholders to solicit input on whether a Congestion Mitigation Fee program would work in a complex region such as Los Angeles County. In September 2008, the MTA Board approved the Congestion Mitigation Fee Feasibility Study Report. This report laid out a framework for how a Congestion Mitigation Fee Program could work in LA County as well as next steps.

For copies of the Study report, please call or email Robert Cálix at 213.922.5644 or calixr@metro.net. View the CMP Congestion Mitigation Fee Feasibility Study Report (PDF format 1.9 MB) on-line.

Pilot Nexus Studies

Eight subregional nexus studies were conducted across the county to explore the viability of a congestion mitigation fee across all land uses in each jurisdiction in the county. MTA staff conducted over 300 meetings with jurisdictions, the COGs and the development community to evaluate transportation projects, policies and technical requirements such a program would require. Final reports detailing the results of each of the eight pilot nexus studies are available. Each report includes an Executive Summary as well as the technical elements required to meet the Mitigation Fee Act and the CMP. These reports are available in one document, organized by subregion.

For copies of the document containing the eight pilot nexus study reports, please call or email Robert Cálix at 213.922.5644 or calixr@metro.net. View the Pilot Nexus Study Reports (PDF format, 9.67 MB) on-line

Nexus Analysis Methodology

A technical memorandum was developed that explains the methodology used to determine a reasonable relationship between the projects funded by the fee program and the development that would pay the fee. This report represents the nexus analysis required to support the study’s findings.

For copies of the document containing the Nexus Analysis Methodology, please call or email Robert Cálix at 213.922.5644 or calixr@metro.net. View the Nexus Analysis Methodology (PDF format, 196 KB) on-line

Subregional Economic Analysis Reports

These reports summarize the assumptions and findings of the economic impact analysis that was conducted to evaluate the full implementation of a congestion mitigation fee program for each of the eight pilot nexus studies. They provide an explanation of the economic modeling tool used for this analysis and the analysis that was conducted.

For copies of the document containing the Subregional Economic Analysis Reports, please call or email Robert Cálix at 213.922.5644 or calixr@metro.net. View the Subregional Economic Analysis Reports (PDF format, 196 KB) on-line


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