The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a biennial statement of work identifying the planning priorities and activities to be carried out within the PACTS region. As required by federal law, MPOs are required to develop UPWPs to govern work programs for the expenditure of FHWA and FTA planning funds [23 CFR 450.308)(b)].
This document defines transportation planning activities that will be performed during 2020 and 2021. PACTS Policy Committee, PACTS Executive Committee, the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT), and the region’s transit systems, collaborated in the development of this two-year planning work program and budget. FHWA, FTA, state and local funds will support the majority of these tasks.
Public input is integral to shaping PACTS planning and programming work. To help inform the development of this UPWP, PACTS solicited input from municipal elected officials, administrative leaders and their constituents regarding their local—and regional—transportation systems.