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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 2019 UPWP was approved by the CRTPO Board on March 21, 2018 and amended on May 16, 2018.  It is in effect July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019.

FY2019 Local Projects:

Local projects are transportation planning projects that use CRTPO funds but are administered by member jurisdictions. Funding support for the local projects comes from previously unobligated STBG-DA funds.. The project sponsor is responsible for the 20% local match.

Project Name



Local Match


Greenway Plan





Southwest Bypass Alternative Study





Sub-area Study of access to Stevens Creek Nature Preserve





Downtown Multimodal Infrastructure Study





Matthews to Charlotte Rail Trail Study






Local Projects Resource Guide

Quick Facts Guide (January 2017)

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 Andy Bailey
NCDOT-Public Transportation Division Vacant
NCDOT-Division Representative Stuart Basham
Federal Highway Administration Loretta Barren
Town Representative Vacant
Town Representative Andrew Ventresca
County Representative Vacant
Lake Norman Transportation Commission Bill Thunberg
Mecklenburg County LUESA Megan Green


Planning (PL) Fund Resources

Past Years Approved UPWPs