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 2016 UPWP was approved by the MPO on April 15, 2015.

Local Projects:
The following locally-administered transportation planning projects have been funded during FY 2015.

Project Name


Funding Amount

Independence Boulevard Greenway Crossing



Transportation Corridor Studies



NC 115 Corridor Study



W. Catawba Ave/Torrence Chapel Road Intersection Analysis



NW Huntersville Transportation Study-Phase 2



Downtown Parking Study Update



Railroad Crossing Study



Traffic Circulation Plan for the US 21/NC 115 Corridor-Phase 2



Critical Intersection Analysis & Conceptual Design

Union County



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 Anil Panicker
NCDOT-Public Transportation Division vacant
NCDOT-Division Representative vacant
Federal Highway Administration Loretta Barren
Town Representative Fern Shubert
Town Representative Andrew Ventresca
County Representative Joe Lesch
Lake Norman Transportation Commission Bill Thunberg
Mecklenburg County LUESA Megan Green


Planning (PL) Fund Resources

Past Years Approved UPWPs