Development of the FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program

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You are invited to participate in the development of the next Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The timeline to the right includes upcoming milestones, meetings, and events, and the associated documents. For questions, contact Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager, at or 857.702.3710.


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

January to March: Analyze, evaluate, and select studies based on criteria and factors such as regional relevance, links to other MPO research, probability of implementation, rootedness in Long-Range Transportation Plan (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 and other MPO budget priorities

June or July: Receive final endorsement by the MPO board

Late summer: Receive approval from our federal partners

To review this year’s UPWP development process and relevant documents, see the timeline to the right of this page. Future meeting dates are tentative; please confirm meeting times on the MPO Meeting Calendar.