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The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a one-year budget and planning document that lists the research projects, technical assistance, and other activities the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff will undertake over the next federal fiscal year (FFY). These projects provide insight and recommendations to our municipal and regional partners, generate new data, and help shape concepts for the region’s transportation future.
- What is the UPWP?
- ¿QUÉ ES EL PROGRAMA DE TRABAJO DE PLANIFICACIÓN UNIFICADA (UPWP, POR SUS SIGLAS EN INGLÉS)? (2020) (PDF) (HTML)
- O QUE É O PROGRAMA DE TRABALHO DE PLANEJAMENTO UNIFICADO? (2020) (PDF) (HTML)
- KISA PWOGRAM TRAVAY PLANIFIKASYON INIFYE A (UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM, UPWP) YE? (2020) (PDF) (HTML)
- 什麼是統一規劃工作計劃（UPWP)？(2020) (PDF) (HTML)
- 什么是“统一规划工作计划”(UPWP)？(2020) (PDF) (HTML)
- Recent UPWP Study Reports
- The Current UPWP: FFY 2021
- Developing the New UPWP: FFY 2022
August 5, 2021–August 25, 2021: FFY 2021 UPWP Amendment One Public Comment Period
At the MPO meeting on August 5, 2021, the board voted to release draft Amendment One (PDF) (HTML) to the FFY 2021 UPWP for a 21-day public review period. Amendment One reflects annual fourth-quarter adjustments to certain tasks within the UPWP and is net neutral for the overall budget. Federal Highway Administration guidance requires that any change of 10 percent or more to a budget line must be a formal amendment. For more information, refer to the Draft Amendment One.
The 21-day public comment period for UPWP Amendment One begins August 5, 2021, and extends until 5:00 PM on August 25, 2021. The MPO is expected to vote to approve Amendment One on September 2, 2021. Questions and comments may be submitted to Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager, at email@example.com, or 857.702.3710, or via our feedback form.
July 15, 2021–August 13, 2021: FFY 2022 UPWP Public Comment Period
At the MPO meeting on July 15, 2021, the board voted to release a draft (PDF) (HTML) of the FFY 2022 UPWP for a 30-day public review period. The MPO will accept comments from members of the public through August 13, 2021. The MPO expects to vote to endorse the UPWP at its meeting on August 19, 2021. The UPWP includes a list of studies MPO staff will conduct over the next year, as seen in the table below. MPO staff will host one virtual open house during the public review period. Join us to learn more about the UPWP and other MPO activities.
UPWP Virtual Open House 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Questions and comments may be submitted to Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 857.702.3710, or via our feedback form. To see the current schedule for FFY 2022 UPWP development, key upcoming MPO meetings, and relevant documents, visit the UPWP Development Page.
|Project ID||Study or Program||Proposed
FFY 2022 CTPS Budget
|TBD||Trip Generation Follow-Up||$20,000|
|TBD||Travel Demand Management Follow-Up||$10,000|
|TBD||COVID-19 Recovery Research and Technical Assistance||$10,000|
|13422||Addressing Safety, Mobility, and Access on Subregional Priority Roadways||$133,000|
|13522||Addressing Priority Corridors from the LRTP Needs Assessment||$145,000|
|13722||Safety and Operations at Selected Intersections||$82,000|
|TBD||The Future of the Curb Phase 3||$70,000|
|TBD||Addressing Equity and Access in the Blue Hills||$40,000|
|TBD||Identifying Transportation Inequities in the Boston Region||$70,000|
|20906||Staff-Generated Research and Technical Assistance||$20,000|
|Total for New Discrete and Recurring Studies||$600,000|
On June 16, 2020, the MPO board voted to endorse the FFY 2021 UPWP (PDF) (HTML). The UPWP includes a list of studies MPO staff will conduct over the next year. The FFY 2021 UPWP was approved by the MPO’s federal partners and took effect on October 1, 2020.
View older UPWP documents and previous studies considered for funding by the MPO in the archive.