OVERVIEW OF THE UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM
The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) identifies transportation planning and programming activities that are to be undertaken in the Capital District during the upcoming two years (4/1/06 – 3/31/08). The intent of a comprehensive work plan is to coordinate all federally-funded transportation planning and transportation-related planning activities in the region. Such planning activities are assisted by several federal sources of funding. These include:
. Federal Transit Administration (FTA): Section 5303 funds and Section 5307 funds;
. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): 1 ¼ % Planning (PL), Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) funds and Surface Transportation Program (STP), Congestion Mitigation / Air Quality (CMAQ) or other capital funds committed to planning efforts in the Transportation Improvement Program; and,
. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): Airport Improvement Program funds.
Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) activities by NYSDOT that directly pertain to the Capital District are listed in the text of the UPWP; but are not shown in the financial tables. Full documentation of the SPR program is available separately from NYSDOT.
addition to the required descriptions of tasks using federal funds, CDTC also
describes contractual efforts with
Work efforts performed for each item listed in the UPWP are undertaken by the CDTC Staff, CDTC's participating agencies' staff, or by consultants. The 2006-08 UPWP also includes over $300,000 in activities in support of and funded by the state's thirteen MPOs. Separate budgets are shown for the 2006-07 fiscal year and the 2007-08 fiscal year.