Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a description of the transportation planning activities to be conducted in the Sun Corridor MPO area in any specified two-year period. This biennial document is the foundation for requesting federal funds as well as a control tool for scheduling, budgeting, and monitoring the transportation planning process.  The UPWP is developed in cooperation with the cities of Casa Grande, Coolidge, and Eloy; Pinal County, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is approved by the Sun Corridor Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and Executive Board.

The Work Program identifies the planning priorities and activities to be carried out within a metropolitan planning area to include:  (23CFR450.104)

  • A description of planning work (tasks) and measurable outcomes and products;
  • Who will perform the work;
  • Timeframes for completing the work;
  • Cost of the work; and
  • Source(s) of funds.

The UPWP not only provides the MPO with a useful budgeting, scheduling, and monitoring tool, but it acts to provide the public with an understandable expectation of what the MPO will endeavor to achieve within the next two-year timeframe.