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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 $900,000 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 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024 UPWP

Each year, the Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee and the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization meet publicly to review the development of the UPWP.  The process for the development of the UPWP for the upcoming federal fiscal year began in January. Project selections take place in March, and the draft document is released in April for public comment. The draft documents are finalized and voted on by the MPO in May.

Current UPWP - FFY 2023 UPWP

(Active October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023)

On May 23, 2022 the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to adopt the (FFY) 2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The plan along with plan summaries in English and Portuguese as presented below.

Watch a video describing the development of the 2023 Unified Planning Work Program:

Download the UPWP

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3M pdf
Jun 10, 2022
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Cape Cod Unified Planning Work Program Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Endorsed: May 23, 2022 Prepared by Cape Cod Commission staff on behalf of the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning…
2M pdf
May 28, 2021
Cape_Cod_2022_Unified_Planning_Work_Program_Endorsed_05242021
Prepared by Cape Cod Commission staff on behalf of the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee Cape Cod Unified Planning Work…
196K pdf
Oct 22, 2019
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Appendix E: Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Funding Summary FHWA MDOT FTA CCC Other Task Total Percent PL funds PL (match) Sec 5303 Task 1 Mgt & Support of the Planning Process &
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