Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for Transportation Planning for the Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) incorporates in one document all federally assisted state, regional, and local transportation planning activities proposed to be undertaken in the region from July 1 through June 30. The UPWP provides a mechanism for the coordination of transportation planning activities in the metropolitan planning area, and is required as a basis and condition for all federal funding assistance for transportation planning by the joint planning regulations of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

This program is funded primarily with PL funds; however, an MPO may use other eligible funds provided the guidelines for use of these funds are met. Other funds include Surface Transportation Program Funds (STP), National Highway Funds (NHS), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Planning funds when they apply and State and Local funds. State and local funds are used to provide the non-federal match for federal planning programs.