The Unified Transportation Planning Work Program and Budget (UPWP) spells out the MIC’s transportation planning activities as well as administrative activities, budgets and funding sources for each project for the current two-year period.
The MIC’s 2017-2018 UPWP, adopted in October 2016, provides $815,800 for planning activities in fiscal year 2017 between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
The MIC’s work activities as described in the UPWP are supported by funding from the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation, the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.
Amendment #1 (September 20, 2017)
The Rice’s Point Freight Model project (as listed on page 5 of 2017-2018 UPWP) was amended as follows:
- Re-named the “Twin Ports Freight Model.”
- The scope of the project was increased in include consulting services to assist with technical freight modeling. The goal is to gain a better understanding of infrastructure needs to aid in the movement of goods to, from and through the MIC area. Specific focus will be on the recently-opened CN Intermodal Facility and possible new roadway connections between the Port of Duluth to I-35. The project is anticipated to take 10-12 months to complete.
- The project total will be increased from $16,100 to $100,000 ($60,000 federal funds/$40,000 state matching funds) and funding will be included in the upcoming (2018-2019) MIC Work Program and Budget.
This amendment (to the 2017-2018 Work Program) is needed to allow the procurement process to proceed during the latter part of 2017.
The Resolution approving Amendment #1 was approved by unanimous vote of the MIC Policy Board at its 9/20/17 meeting.