Development of the FFY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program

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You are invited to participate in the development of the next UPWP. Refer to the timeline to the right for upcoming milestones, meetings, and events and their associated documents. For questions, contact Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager, at or 857.702.3710.


September to January: Gather ideas about possible studies from member municipalities, the public, and our own staff

January to March: Analyze, evaluate, and select studies based on our criteria and factors such as regional relevance, links to other MPO research, probability of implementation, rootedness in LRTP values, and funding constraints

April: Incorporate feedback from MPO members, municipalities, the Regional Transportation Advisory Council, the public, and staff, and agree on final list of discrete studies for federal funding

May to June: Receive public comment on a draft document containing discrete studies as well as other MPO budget priorities

June: Receive final endorsement by the MPO

Late summer: Receive approval from our federal partners

Current Updates

At the MPO meeting on June 21, 2018, the board voted to endorse the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) (pdf) (html), including 10 new discrete studies. The FFY 2019 UPWP will go into operation on October 1, 2018.

Refer to the time line on this page for upcoming milestones and relevant documents.