Technical Memorandum


DATE:   November 3, 2022

TO:         Unified Planning Work Program Committee

FROM:   Srilekha Murthy, UPWP Program Manager

RE:         Recommended Revisions to the Unified Planning Work Program (FFY 2023)


This memo contains Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff recommendations for Adjustment One modifications to the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) budget. This memo contains adjustments to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) budget, which is found in Chapter 7 of the document.


The reason for this adjustment is to reflect updated numbers from MAPC as program and line-item needs have evolved since the approval of the FFY 2023 UPWP in August 2022. When staff prepare the UPWP, they estimate budgets based on information available at the time. This often means that first-quarter adjustments may be necessary to bring program and line-item budgets in line with anticipated work for the next fiscal year. The Federal Highway Administration allows an adjustment of not more than 25 percent of each budget line item. This proposed adjustment falls below the 25 percent threshold and as shown in Table 1, the adjustment has a net positive impact on the overall UPWP budget.


Thank you for your time in reviewing these recommended adjustments. MPO staff will be happy to discuss and answer any questions from UPWP Committee members. After a discussion, staff hopes the Committee agrees with these recommended adjustments, and votes to approve Adjustment One to the FFY 2023 UPWP so it can then be brought to the full MPO for an endorsement vote.




Table 1
FFY 2023 UPWP Adjustments

Project Number

Project Name

Approved FFY 2023 Budget

Total Adjustments

Proposed FFY 2023 Budget


Corridor/Subarea Planning Studies





Alternative-Mode Planning and Coordination





MetroCommon 2050





Land Use Development Project Reviews





Community Transportation Technical Assistance Program





MPO/MAPC Liaison and Support Activities





UPWP Support





Land Use Data and Forecasts for Transportation Modeling





Subregional Support Activities





Grand Total:





FFY = Federal Fiscal Year. MAPC = Metropolitan Area Planning Council.




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