|The Unified Planning Work Program for Transportation describes detailed transportation planning
activities. The document outlines the technical and policy
studies that will assist in further defining the comprehensive
and multimodal transportation improvement program approved for
the metropolitan area.
Federal regulations require, under 23
CFR Part 450.314, the development of Unified Planning Work
Programs in metropolitan areas, as part of the transportation
planning process. Specifically, the regulations require MPOs to
work in cooperation with the state and operators of publicly
owned transit services to develop such program.
The MPO develops and implements the UPWP. This document
includes all transportation planning activities that will be
undertaken at any given year, supporting future transportation
projects that eventually will be incorporated in the
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the
Transportation Plan (LRTP).
UPWP includes activities like highway, transit, financial and
special technical studies; policy studies and community
involvement; urban travel modeling and forecasting; program
administration; technical support; and data surveillance.
Any amendment to the UPWP has to follow the process
established in the Prospectus for the Miami-Dade County. The
proposed amendment(s) has to be recommended by the UPWP
Development Committee and approved by the
Transportation Planning Council
(TPC) and the
Long Range Transportation Planning for System Preservation,
Development and Enhancement. Plan for the preservation and
development of a multimodal transportation system that is
responsive to the mobility needs of the people and changes in
Short Range Transportation System Planning and Management.
Plan for maximum economic and performance efficiencies in
transportation services and facilities.
Intermodal Transportation Planning. Plan for a fully
intermodal transportation system to allow for ease of travel
between modes, alleviate congestion, improve the natural
environment and enhance safety across all modes.
Transportation Planning Decision-Making and Funding. Combine
professional expertise with proactive citizen and private sector
involvement to carry out a transportation decision-making
process that wisely allocates financial resources taking into
account the true long and short-term costs of available options.
State Planning Program.
Provide information on
of Transportation (FDOT)
Work Program activities which support the MPO planning process.
This is done to enhance coordination of UPWP tasks with
projects in order to improve efficiency of project management.
The UPWP cycle starts by requesting study proposals from
municipalities, organizations and county agencies. The UPWP Development Committee
meets and evaluates the proposals, and make recommendations.
Then a final list is developed indicating the overall preference
of the committee. The studies are assigned according to the
This recommendation, in the form of a draft UPWP, is taken to
the TPC and the
Citizens Transportation Advisory
Committee (CTAC) for endorsement and to the
MPO Governing Board for