What is the UPWP?
The Cape Cod Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a list of planning activities anticipated to be performed by MPO staff
over the next year. The UPWP is developed and approved by the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization, the regional body comprised of local, regional, state, and federal officials charged with overseeing the region's transportation planning process. Discussions at MPO meetings help to select planning studies to be included in the UPWP.
UPWP Funding - Funding comes from a combination of state and federal sources, typically in the range of $700,000 per year.
UPWP Studies - Typical efforts include:data collection efforts, Living Streets studies, safety studies, bicycle planning initiatives, and coastal resiliency projects. Planning efforts are designed to address safety and congestion concerns for all transportation modes, including vehicle, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian travel. Recent studies include the Top Crash Location Report and Crash Dashboard and the Mashpee Rotary Study.
Development of the Federal Fiscal Year 2021 UPWP
On April 27, 2020 the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to release the Draft FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 21-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review the document presented below:
- Draft FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) - Download Plan | Download Plan Summary | Baixar Sumário Executivo
Online public comment opportunities for these plans will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM and Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM. These meetings will feature a short presentation on the documents followed by an opportunity for public comments. A Portuguese translator will be available.
A virtual public meeting of the Cape Cod MPO is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1 PM to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement of these documents.