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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.


(Active October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024)

On May 22, 2023 the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to adopt the (FFY) 2024 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 2024 Unified Planning Work Program:

Development of FFY 2025 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 2024. 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. Public outreach is a vital component of the development of the TIP. Public comments are accepted at MPO and JTC meetings. Additional public meetings and public comment opportunities will be announced soon. If you would like to share an idea for a future UPWP study, please email us at:

Previous UPWP Documents

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196K pdf
Oct 22, 2019
2020 UPWP 2020 UPWP 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…
485K pdf
Oct 16, 2020
Microsoft Word - Cape_Cod_2021_Unified_Planning_Work_Program_Draft_For_Public_Comment Amendment #1.docx Microsoft Word - Cape_Cod_2021_Unified_Planning_Work_Program_Draft_For_
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Oct 21, 2020
Microsoft Word - Cape_Cod_2021_Unified_Planning_Work_Program_Draft_For_Public_Comment Amendment #1.docx Microsoft Word - Cape_Cod_2021_Unified_Planning_Work_Program_Draft_For_
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