As the congestion management agency for Alameda County, Alameda CTC develops and updates the legislatively required Congestion Management Program, a plan that describes the strategies to assess, monitor and improve the performance of the county’s multimodal transportation system; address congestion and ultimately protect the environment with strategies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Updated every two years, the Congestion Management Program (CMP) includes five legislatively required elements: Level of Service Standards, Multimodal Performance, Travel Demand Management, Land Use Analysis and Capital Improvements. The CMP ultimately aligns with the long-range Countywide Transportation Plan, the most recent Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (Plan Bay Area 2040) and other related efforts and legislative requirements.
Congestion Management Program Update
Prior CMP Updates
- 2015 Congestion Management Program Report (approved October 2015)
- 2013 Congestion Management Program Report (approved October 2013)
The five main elements of the CMP are presented below.
- Performance Reports
- Land Use Analysis Program
- Level of Service Monitoring
- Travel Demand Model
- Travel Demand Management
Alameda CTC tracks progress toward the adopted Countywide Transportation Plan and Congestion Management Program goals through the Performance Report. This document summarizes how well the transportation system functions in Alameda County. The report is organized by the annual performance of roadways and transit, and the bicycle and pedestrian networks.
2017 Performance Report Fact SheetsArchive for Performance Report Fact Sheets and Performance Reports (2012-2016)
The Land Use Analysis Program is one of the legislatively required elements of the Alameda CTC Congestion Management Program. The goals of the Land Use Analysis Program are to:
- Better integrate local land use and regional transportation investment decisions.
- Better assess the impacts of development in one community on another community.
- Promote information sharing between local governments when the decisions made by one jurisdiction will impact another.
Alameda CTC conducts the following activities as part of the Land Use Analysis Program:
- Development project review.
- Land use forecasts.
- Transportation-land use integration.
- Strategic monitoring.
Alameda CTC reviews and comments on Transportation Impact Analyses (TIAs) of large land use development projects to assess impacts of individual development actions on the regional transportation system and to ensure that significant impacts are appropriately mitigated. Alameda CTC integrates its project review with the California Environmental Quality Act project review timeline. Alameda CTC reviews land use projects that will cause a net increase of 100 or more p.m. peak hour trips. Projects can include development projects as well as plans such as specific plans or master plans.
Alameda CTC has established guidelines regarding which land use projects must conduct a CMP analysis as well as types of impacts that should be studied, and acceptable/preferred methodologies. More information is available for project sponsors and local jurisdictions about CMP Land Use Analysis Program Traffic Impact Analysis requirements.
Alameda CTC works with local jurisdictions to review housing and job projections from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and to allocate regional land use forecasts into the Alameda Countywide Travel Demand Model. Alameda CTC works to synthesize ABAG’s regional projections with local knowledge to determine where future development might occur at a detailed local level.
Alameda CTC oversees and develops a variety of initiatives and planning activities that strengthen connections between transportation and land use:
- Senate Bill 375 and the Sustainable Communities Strategy
- Priority Development Area Investment and Growth Strategy
- Support of infill development
- Areawide Transportation Impact Mitigation Fees Feasibility Study
- Community Design and Transportation Program
- Complete streets policy development and implementation
- Corridor planning
- State-level CEQA modernization advocacy
- Parking standards and policies
- Regional Transit Expansion Program
- Sustainable Communities Technical Advisory Program
For more information about these activities, see the Transportation-Land Use Integration web page.
- Development of a database of local development approvals.
- Tracking livable communities’ performance measures.
- Tracking performance measures in the Priority Development Area Investment and Growth Strategy.
- Reporting on transportation-land use coordination metrics.
- Determine the average travel speeds and existing LOS.
- Identify roadway segments in the county that are operating at LOS.
- Identify long-term trends in traffic congestion on the CMP network.