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 2021 Work Program - Call for Projects

To submit a study for consideration in our FY 21 UPWP, please send the project name, general scope including objectives and anticipated deliverables, budget and any applicable funding partners to Shelby Powell by noon on October 31, 2019.

Special Studies in the UPWP fall into two categories:

  • Core Function Studies
    • Studies such as area studies (Southwest Area Study; Northeast Area Study; etc.), regional studies (Triangle Tolling Study; Triangle Freight Study), or other large-scale studies that look at a broad topic or geographic area across the MPO planning area.
  • Non-Core Function Studies
    • Studies such as corridor studies (NC 56; Western Boulevard; Raleigh-Cary Rail Crossing Study) or other sub-regional studies that are more narrow in focus. Non-Core Studies typically require financial partnership from beneficiary agencies to supplement MPO funds on the study. All studies will be conducted either in-house or using consultant resources managed by CAMPO staff.

CAMPO's FY 2020 Work Program

The FY 20 UPWP covers anticipated MPO work efforts between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. It was approved by the Executive Board on February 20, 2019, with an Amendment (#1) approved on June 19, 2019.

Highlights for this UPWP include the continuation of regional planning studies such as the R.E.D. Lane Study (a transit study to explore the possibility of special transit lane treatments on some of our region’s busiest corridors). New studies include an update to the Northeast Area Study, development of the next phase of the Triangle Bikeway Implementation Plan, and the Fayetteville-Raleigh Passenger Rail Feasibility Study. 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.