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 identifies the transportation planning activities that will be performed during 2024 and 2025. The PACTS Policy Board, PACTS Executive Board, 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 support the majority of these tasks.
Public input is integral to shaping PACTS planning and programming work. To help inform the early development of this UPWP, PACTS solicited input from the PACTS Policy Board (July 2023) and the PACTS Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (July 2023, September 2023), all of which were public meetings.
The PACTS Policy Board approved the 2024-2025 UPWP on October 26, 2023.