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MPO Work Program

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP lists the transportation studies and tasks to be performed by the MPO staff or a member agency. Because the UPWP reflects local issues and strategic priorities, the contents of UPWPs differ from one metropolitan area to another. The UPWP covers a one- to two-year period. It typically contains several elements:

• The planning tasks (e.g., data collection and analysis, public outreach, and preparation of the plan and Transportation Improvement Program), the supporting studies, and the products that will result from these activities;

• All federally funded studies as well as all relevant state and local planning activities conducted without federal funds;

• Funding sources identified for each project;

• A schedule of activities; and

• The agency responsible for each task or study.