Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) outlines the planning efforts the MPO will undertake each year and serves as both the annual budget and the guide to work tasks for the MPO staff. Tasks include general maintenance of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Triangle Regional Travel Demand Model, special studies, public outreach and engagement, and technical analysis. The UPWP also includes the planning tasks our transit providers undertake to meet Federal Transit Administration requirements.  A new UPWP is drafted every year, usually in December or January and brought to the MPO board in late winter or early spring for approval.

FY 2019 UPWP - Adopted

The FY 2018-2019 UPWP was adopted on February 21, 2018.

Highlights for this UPWP include the continuation of several regional planning studies such as the Triangle Tolling Study and the Triangle ITS Plan. The Southwest Area Study will also be continued, and work will begin on a transit study to explore the possibility of special transit lane treatments on some of our region’s busiest corridors. Work will continue to maintain and update our travel demand model, participation in SPOT (NCDOT Strategic Prioritzation Process), the continuation of the LAPP program, and the MPO’s responsibilities related to Wake Transit implementation. 

FY 2018 UPWP - Adopted

The FY 2017-2018 Unified Planning Work Program was adopted by the MPO's Executive Board on February 15, 2017. This work plan covers anticipated MPO efforts between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Amendment to FY 2018 UPWP - Adopted

An amendment to the FY 2017-2018 Unified Planning Work Program, which included several adjustments to schedules and budgets, was adopted by the Executive Board in December, 2017.  


Archive of past Unified Planning Work Programs