This is our plan for planning; the nuts and bolts of what we are working on for the next two years and how this important planning work will be funded.

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required to create a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) that documents the metropolitan transportation planning activities to be performed in compliance with the requirements of US Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR Part 450.308). The transportation planning tasks identified in the UPWP are funded through a combination of federal, state, and local sources.

Take a Look at Our Work…

The NVCOG operates under two UPWPs, one for each MPO operating within its jurisdiction. The current work programs for the CNVMPO and MetroCOG are available at the following links:

Helping Elected Officials Set Priorities

The goal of our  planning program is to conduct regional transportation planning that is continuous, cooperative and comprehensive.  This process is intended to develop and advance the implementation of federally-funded transportation improvement projects to enhance, preserve and improve our region’s transportation facilities and services.  The process provides the technical and support services needed by the metropolitan planning area’s policy board to select transportation investments and set priorities.

The transportation planning activities in the UPWP are categorized into four tasks:

  1. Data Collection and Analysis – focus on GIS and transportation system performance monitoring.
  2. Transportation Planning – covers both short-range and long-range planning for highway, transit and active transportation systems.
  3. Program Management, Implementation and Administration – performs the administrative and management functions of the NVCOG, including coordination, MPO oversight and public involvement.
  4. Other Technical Assistance – develops and maintains the short-range TIP, supports and provides technical assistance to member communities relating to active projects and major corridor studies.