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 23 Work Program Under Development

The FY 2023 Unified Planning Work Program is being developed now. MPO member agencies wishing to request funding in the FY 2023 UPWP for a special plan or study may submit requests to Shelby.Powell@campo-nc.us until October 29, 2021. Requests should include the desired goals of the special plan or study, desired outcomes, potential funding partners, proposed timeline, and desired study area. Most special study requests require a minimum 20% match from non-MPO sources, although some studies can be considered "core function" studies that could be considered for 100% MPO source funding. In order to be considered as a core function study, the study would be a study of regional importance affecting multiple MPO jurisdictions, and / or the region at large. Work outlined in the FY 23 UPWP will be conducted between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.  The Draft FY 23 UPWP will be available for review in January 2022.

FY 2022 Work Program - Approved

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The FY 22 UPWP outlines the priority work for the MPO for the period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Several special studies that are already underway will continue in FY22, including the Triangle Bikeway Study and the Western Wake Signal System Integration Study. New studies expected to begin in FY 22 are the Southeast Area Study Update and the Mobility Management Program Study. The MPO will also focus time and resources on updating the regional Travel Demand Model, maintaining the TIP, and completing the work on the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Other ongoing programs include the LAPP, public engagement, and Wake Transit.  Included as an appendix is the federally-required Capital Area MPO's Self-Certification checklist.


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