Unified Planning Work Program

Unifying efforts for the greater good


The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) outlines transportation planning priorities and work tasks. Preparation of the UPWP is required by the federal transportation legislation. The latest federal transportation legislation is the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), which was signed into law on December 4, 2015. The UPWP is also a requirement of the Metropolitan Planning Code of Federal Regulations (23CFR 450.308) of the United States Department of Transportation. The UPWP must present a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (the “3C”) approach to transportation planning activities. The UPWP is prepared with cooperation and guidance from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as state & public transportation operators.

FY 2018-19 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Adopted FY 2018-19 UPWP

Following are the FY 2018-19 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) documents that outline the transportation planning priorities and work tasks for the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Area for Fiscal Years 2018 - 2019 (FY 2018-19). FY 2018-19 begins October 1, 2017 and ends September 30, 2019 based on the federal fiscal year. The FY 2018-19 UPWP was adopted by Transportation Policy Board of the Memphis MPO on August 17, 2017. 

FY 2018-19 UPWP: Adopted August 17, 2017

FY 2018-19 UPWP: Executive Summary

FY 2018-19 UPWP: Executive Summary (Spanish)

FHWA UPWP Letter: Approved September 28, 2017

Updated FY 2018-19 UPWP

The approved FY 2018-19 UPWP can be modified to add/delete funds, change the scope of work tasks, and add/delete work tasks. Major changes require public review and approval from the MPO's state and federal partners (MDOT, TDOT, FHWA-MS, FHWA-TN, and FTA), while minor changes only require approval from state partners (MDOT and TDOT). Following is the current FY 2018-19 UPWP, which has been updated to include any changes that have been made since the UPWP was approved.

FY 2018-19 UPWP: Amended February 21, 2019

Date Adjustment/Amendment Description
02/13/2018 ADJUSTMENT Changed the name of the planning funds "FTA Section 5303" to Tennessee Planning Funds (PL) to show the Consolidated Planning Grant (CPG) funds.
02/21/2019 AMENDMENT Added three (3) MPO tasks and one (1) TDOT task.




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