Last updated: 03/20/2020
The Santa Fe MPO announced January 27, 2020 to the TCC that the process to write the FFY 2021-2022 Unified Planning Work Program has begun!
…and the crowd went wild.
We hope that the UPWP will be drafted for the Transportation Policy Board (TPB) at their April 20th meeting.
The purpose of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is to outline multimodal transportation planning activities within a financially constrained budget to be conducted in the Santa Fe MPO planning area for a one or two year period. The federal definition of a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is “a statement of work identifying the planning priorities and activities to be carried out within a metropolitan planning area. At a minimum, a UPWP includes a description of the planning work and resulting products, who will perform the work, time frames for completing the work, the cost of the work, and the source(s) of funds”(23CFR450.104).
After mapping, projects can be prioritized for funding and implementation. The highest priority projects will be accessible for review with member governments so they can be included into the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). . Based on concentrations of high priority projects, high priority pedestrian improvement zones can be designated to complete improvements by geographic area.