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

June 1, 2020–June 30, 2020: FFY 2021 UPWP Public Comment Period

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At the MPO meeting on May 28, 2020, the board voted to release a draft (PDF) (HTML) of its FFY 2021 UPWP for a 30-day public review period. The MPO will accept comments from members of the public through June 30, 2020. The MPO expects to vote to endorse the UPWP at its meeting on July 16, 2020. The UPWP includes a list of studies MPO staff will conduct over the next year.
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.