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Each federal fiscal year (FFY), the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) produces the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). This document programs studies and research projects that provide insight and recommendations to our municipal and regional partners, generate new data, and help shape concepts for the region’s transportation future.
To see the current schedule for FFY 2021 UPWP development, key upcoming MPO meetings, and relevant documents, visit the UPWP Development Page.
March 30, 2020–April 20, 2020: FFY 2020 UPWP Amendment One Public Comment Period
Amendment One documents the addition of $120,000 to the budget of the Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) to the Boston Region MPO for FFY 2020. The funding source is the remaining Federal Transit Administration Section 5303 funds from FFY 2019, to be used for “CTPS Strategic Planning and MPO Operations Plan Support.” The MPO’s 2019 federal certification included recommendations that the MPO develop an operations plan. To best inform the operations plan, CTPS will first engage in the development of a five-year strategic plan that will serve as the groundwork for the separate effort to develop an operations plan for the Boston Region MPO. For more information, refer to the Draft UPWP Amendment One.
The 21-day public comment period for UPWP Amendment One begins March 30, 2020, and extends until 5:00 PM on April 20, 2020. The public comment period for this amendment has been shortened from 30 to 21 days at the discretion of the MPO, as allowed by the MPO’s Public Participation Plan. The MPO is expected to vote to approve Amendment One on April 30, 2020. Questions and comments may be submitted to Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager, at email@example.com, or 857.702.3710, or via our feedback form.
On June 18, 2019, the MPO board voted to endorse the FFY 2020 UPWP (pdf) (html), including 11 new discrete studies. The FFY 2020 UPWP was approved by the MPO’s federal partners and took effect on October 1, 2019.