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

Work outlined in the FY 23 UPWP will be conducted between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.  The FY 2023 Unified Planning Work Program is being developed now. MPO member agencies submitted requests for a special plan or study in October 2021.  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.

Amendment #1 to FY 2022 UPWP

The FY 22 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) was adopted in February 2021. As the fiscal year got underway, changes to several projects have occurred, including Wake Transit funded projects. Items included in this Amendment are:

  • Triangle Bikeway - adjusted funding to include additional study and funding from DCHC MPO, a change to the easter study area boundary, and additional NCDOT and community stakeholder coordination.
  • Wake Transit Bicycle & Pedestrian Study - adjusted to remove the $75,000 devoted to this study. These activities have been included in a GoTriangle project and CAMPO will no longer be leading this effort.
  • Wake Transit BRT Extension Study - adjusted to include the Town of Clayton as a funding partner. The overall project budget will remain the same.
  • Mobility Management Program Implementation Study - adjusted the funding sources to reflect CAMPO, Wake County, City of Raleigh, and Town of Cary financial contributions to the study, and to reflect the multi-year project schedule.

Following a public comment period, the Amendment was approved by the Executive Board on November 17, 2021.

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