Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

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The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a one-year budget and planning document that lists the research projects, technical assistance, and other activities the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff will undertake over the next federal fiscal year (FFY). These projects provide insight and recommendations to our municipal and regional partners, generate new data, and help shape concepts for the region’s transportation future.

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October 21, 2021–November 10, 2021: FFY 2022 UPWP Amendment One Public Comment Period

At the MPO meeting on October 21, 2021, the board voted to release draft Amendment One (PDF) (HTML) to the FFY 2022 UPWP for a 21-day public review period. Amendment One extends some unused FFY 2021 funds into the new fiscal year to be used for professional development and direct costs. The amendment also makes a number of minor corrections to the UPWP document and inserts project ID numbers for tasks where they had not been identified before endorsement. For more information, refer to the Draft Amendment One.

The 21-day public comment period for UPWP Amendment One begins October 21, 2021, and extends until 5:00 PM on November 10, 2021. The MPO is expected to vote to approve Amendment One on November 18, 2021. Questions and comments may be submitted to Sandy Johnston, UPWP Manager, at sjohnston@ctps.org, or 857.702.3710, or via our feedback form.

The Current UPWP: FFY 2022

On August 19, 2021, the MPO board voted to endorse the FFY 2022 UPWP (PDF) (HTML). The UPWP includes a list of studies MPO staff will conduct over the next year. The FFY 2022 UPWP was approved by the MPO’s federal partners and took effect on October 1, 2021.

UPWP Archive

View older UPWP documents and previous studies considered for funding by the MPO in the archive.


Sandy Johnston
UPWP Manager