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Unified Planning Work Program


The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is adopted annually in accordance with joint Federal Highway Administration/Federal Transit Administration (FHWA/FTA) transportation planning guidelines. The UPWP describes the planning activities that are anticipated for the coming fiscal year and documents the allocation of state and federal funds associated with each planning activity.

The FY 2018 UPWP was approved by the MPO on March 15, 2017 and goes into effect on July 1, 2017

FY2017 Local Projects:
The following locally-administered transportation planning projects have been funded during FY 2017.

Project Name


Funding Amount

Transportation Corridors Study



Old Statesville Road Corridor Study



NW Huntersville Transportation Study-Phase 2



Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road Corridor Study

Indian Trail


US 21/NC 115 Intersection Alternatives Analysis




Local Projects Resource Guide

Quick Facts Guide (January 2017)

UPWP Review Subcommittee
The Technical Coordinating Committee has established a standing committee to help guide the development of CRTPO’s Unified Planning Work Program. The UPWP Review Subcommittee will
a. review funding allocations for each task as recommended by staff
b. decide on process or content changes from previous years’ UPWP
c. review and conduct an evaluation of local project applications

Agency Representatives
Transit David McDonald
Charlotte Department of Transportation Andy Grzymski
Charlotte Department of Transportation Jayne Peterson
Travel Demand Model Anna Gallup
NCDOT-Transportation Planning Branch Andy Bailey
NCDOT-Public Transportation Division Vacant
NCDOT-Division Representative Stuart Basham
Federal Highway Administration Loretta Barren
Town Representative Vacant
Town Representative Andrew Ventresca
County Representative Vacant
Lake Norman Transportation Commission Bill Thunberg
Mecklenburg County LUESA Megan Green


Planning (PL) Fund Resources

Past Years Approved UPWPs