The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is developed annually to target goals and objectives that are to be accomplished by MetroPlan Orlando staff. This program also serves to establish the annual budget. The UPWP describes work elements to be performed, indicating local agency work participation and sources of funding. The current UPWP is below:
May 13, 2013 • 5.68Mb
Categories in the Unified Planning Work Program
The five major categories of the UPWP are briefly described as follows:
Administration: This section includes functions necessary for proper management of the transportation planning process on a continuing basis. Work tasks include program management, administration, development and public involvement.
Public Involvement: Federal law requires MetroPlan Orlando to develop a public involvement program to involve the community early and continuously in the transportation planning process. A proactive public program which provides information, education, timely public notice, public access to key decisions is included in the UPWP. The tasks include the annual report, community outreach activities, preparation of publications, committee support and development, and market research.
Data Collection: Included in this category are work tasks required to provide a continuous monitoring of travel flow and factors affecting travel in the Orlando area. The tasks include a traffic counting program, accident surveillance and analysis, transit ridership monitoring and systems inventory studies. The results of these activities provide the database upon which all other activities draw.
Systems Planning: This area includes work tasks which address transportation issues on a system-wide basis, tasks such as the Long Range Transportation Plan, congestion management planning, intermodal planning, transit and paratransit planning tasks, air quality planning and bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning.
Project Planning: Tasks in this area include projects concerned with conducting specific detailed planning activities, as occassionally requested by the MetroPlan Orlando Board. These are conducted on an as-needed basis.