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Monitoring Congestion Delivers Regional and Local Benefits

Every two years, OCTA delivers a report on a program that influences many aspects of life in Orange County, including land use, transportation and eligibility for OC Go funds. OC Go, also known as Measure M, is Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

Following a public hearing, OCTA recently finalized the 2021 report on the Orange County Congestion Management Program (CMP). The report monitors congestion at traffic signals on a network of highways and roadways and reports on transit system performance.

The CMP also provides guidance to cities and the County of Orange to offset congestion caused by planned developments and the continued growth in Orange County’s population and employment.

By complying with CMP guidelines, these local jurisdictions remain eligible to receive state gas tax funds as well as OC Go funds that can be used for transportation improvements.

The CMP report will be provided to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to review for consistency with the Regional Transportation Plan and for their use in meeting federal congestion management requirements.

Learn more about the Congestion Management Program here.