Often times during the year special studies are undertaken by the implementing agencies, or are undertaken on their behalves by Metroplan, to provide more detailed information about a particular transportation project or transportation-related issue. These studies are detailed in the current UPWP and can range from planning level documents to specific project design engineering and/or feasibility studies. Depending on the needs and funding availability, these studies are done in-house by staff or contracted to outside consultants. Below are the most recently completed studies.
Congestion Management Process (CMP) - formerly CMS
Since 1996, Metroplan has been tracking and evaluating roadway congestion for the Central Arkansas Regional Transportation Study (CARTS) area. Each fall Metroplan performs travel time surveys on freeways and arterials in the CARTS area. The result of these surveys is formulated into the CARTS Congestion Management Process (CMP) analysis each year.