The Unified Transportation Planning Work Program and Budget (UPWP) spells out the MIC’s transportation planning and administrative activities as well as budgets and funding sources for the current calendar year.
The UPWP is updated annually to show how federal transportation planning funds are being used by the MIC to meet federal metropolitan planning requirements. The UPWP is developed by MIC staff in consultation with partner jurisdictions and agencies and approved by the Policy Board.
It may be amended to account for changes in funding or projects.
New planning projects proposed for inclusion in the MIC’s 2023 work program were presented and discussed at the August TAC and MIC meetings.
2022-2023 UPWP Approved by MIC Policy Board
The final 2022-2023 UPWP was presented to and approved by the MIC Policy Board at its10/21/20 meeting. After receiving approvals from MnDOT and FHWA, it will be effective 1/1/21.
Draft 2022-2023 UPWP Presented for Review and Comment
The Draft 2022-2023 UPWP was presented to the Transportation Advisory Committee and the MIC Policy Board at their August 2021 meetings and distributed to oversight agencies (MnDOT, WisDOT, FHWA) for review and comment.
What is included in the MIC’s UPWP?
The MIC work program is an annual publication that describes the planning activities the MIC will undertake and be involved in during the following two years, summarizes MIC’s recent planning activities and accomplishments, and identifies how federal, state, and local transportation funding will be spent on the different planning activities.
The publication of an MPO work program is required by federal law as a condition of receiving federal transportation funding.
MIC includes a Statement of Non-discrimination as part of the UPWP as well as a self-certification summary that details how the MIC complies with the applicable federal laws, including Title VI.
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.
CY 2022-2023 Unified Transportation Planning Work Program and Budget