Call for Local & Regional Transportation Planning Projects

CDTC is calling for local and regional transportation planning initiatives for inclusion in CDTC’s 2023-2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). $1 Million in funding is available to cities, towns, villages, counties, and member organizations in CDTC’s metropolitan planning area. Applications from not-for-profits, neighborhood groups, and other organizations will be considered if the application is sponsored and submitted by at least one local government in the study area and involves the participation of others, if applicable.


A virtual UPWP workshop was held on October 20th. The slides from the presentation are available via the link to the right. CDTC staff is also available to discuss planning project concepts with sponsors prior to submitting a proposal. Contact CDTC if you would like to set up a pre-application meeting or have application questions at (518)458-2161 or at

Application Process

All proposals must be received by Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Project sponsors must complete an application form, available via the link to the right, for each proposed project. Briefly, the process is as follows:

  • A brief cover letter that includes a commitment to the local match requirement signed by the lead elected official or chief executive.
  • A project location map, if applicable.
  • Letters indicating commitment of transportation facility owners, if the facility is not owned by the project sponsor, to the project.
  • Letters from project partners proposing in-kind services or the provision of matching funds.

For more detailed application information, program guidance, evaluation criteria, and a detailed timeline, click the "Program Guidance" link at right.




What is the UPWP?

CDTC's UPWP identifies transportation planning activities that are to be undertaken in the region to further develop the policies and recommendations contained in the adopted metropolitan transportation plan, New Visions 2050. At minimum, the UPWP includes a description of each task, who the work will be performed by (i.e. CDTC’s staff, CDRPC’s staff or a consultant) and the anticipated products. The time frames for completing each task are also identified along with costs and fund sources, with particular emphasis on those using federal transportation planning funds through FHWA and FTA. The 2022-2023 UPWP was adopted on March 3, 2022 and covers the state fiscal year beginning April 1, 2022 and ending March 31, 2023.