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Draft 2021-2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The Elmira-Chemung Council Transportation Council has prepared it's Draft Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), known more commonly as the annual work program, for April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.  Click here to review the draft, if you have comments or questions please contact the ECTC at 607-737-5510 or at or in writing to Elmira Chemung Transportation Council, 400 East Church Street, Elmira, NY  14901.

What is the UPWP?

The Unified Planning and Work Program 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. 

2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council (ECTC) has prepared its annual work program known as the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) . The UPWP includes a variety of planning activities that address ongoing and emerging issues related to maintaining and improving the region's transportation system and the overall quality of life. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires the UPWP to function as the basis for all federal funding assistance for transportation planning to state, local, and regional agencies. This plan helps to coordinate various planning activities and relate transportation planning concerns to 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 the UPWP.

If you have questions or comments concerning the UPWP, please contact the Elmira Chemung Transportation Council via email at or in writing to Elmira Chemung Transportation Council, 400 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901.