Development of the FFY 2020 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 MPO 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 a 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 board

Late summer: Receive approval from our federal partners

Current Updates

At the MPO meeting on July 18, 2019, the board voted to endorse the FFY 2020 UPWP (pdf) (html). The UPWP includes 11 new discrete studies and analyses to be undertaken during FFY 2020. The FFY 2020 UPWP will be reviewed by the MPO’s federal partners and go into effect on October 1, 2019.

To review this year’s UPWP development process and relevant documents, see the timeline on this page.