ECTC Unified Planning Work Program
Annual Work Program (UPWP)
Unified Planning Work Program
The annual work program is also known as the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The 2017-2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes planning work proposed for the Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council (ECTC) in Chemung County. The ECTC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Elmira urbanized area, and is the agency responsible for coordinating transportation planning activities within Chemung County. If you have questions or comments concerning the UPWP, please contact the Elmira Chemung Transportation Council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Elmira Chemung Transportation Council, 400 East Church Street, Ste 3 Elmira, NY 14901.Preparation of an annual UPWP is required by USDOT, and it serves as the basis for all federal funding assistance for transportation planning to state, local, and regional agencies. The UPWP provides a way to coordinate these different planning activities, and to relate transportation planning concerns to overall comprehensive planning in the region. Funds to carry out the work program come from: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Planning Funds and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5303 Funds.
The ECTC carries out its planning responsibilities in accordance with the requirements of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act”. and related regulations and guidelines. Federal regulations require three major products in order to maintain a transportation process: a Long Range (20 year) Transportation Plan, a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), that identifies a multi-year schedule of capital projects, and an annual work program, the UPWP. The UPWP includes a variety of planning activities that address on-going and emerging issues related to maintaining and improving the region's transportation system and the overall quality of life.