You are invited to participate in the development of the next Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The tentative timeline to the right includes important documents and upcoming milestones, meetings, and events. Please note that this timeline is under construction.
September to January: Gather ideas about possible studies from MPO staff, municipalities in the Boston region, and the public. Please refer to the UPWP Study Submission Guidelines (PDF) UPWP Study Submission Guidelines (HTML) for information on how to submit a successful study proposal.
January to April: Analyze, evaluate, and select studies based on criteria and factors such as regional relevance, relation to other MPO research, probability that study recommendations will be implemented, rootedness in Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) values, and funding constraints.
May to June: Incorporate feedback from MPO members, municipalities, the Regional Transportation Advisory Council, the public, and staff, and agree on a final list of studies for federal funding.
July to August: Receive public comments on a draft document describing studies and other MPO budget priorities.
August: Receive final endorsement by the MPO. board
Late summer: Receive approval from the MPO's federal partners.
To review this year’s UPWP development process and relevant documents, see the tentative timeline to the right of this page. Future meeting dates are tentative; please confirm meeting times on the MPO Meeting Calendar.