Each year, the partner agencies of the MPO work with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration to update and adopt a unified work program for transportation planning in the MPO.
The UPWP contains seven core program areas, as follows: Regional Transportation Plan and Long Range Planning, Programming and Implementation, Public Participation, Air Quality Planning, Transportation System Modeling and Data Maintenance, Transportation Options, and Intergovernmental Coordination. For each program area or work element, the UPWP describes the objective, action items, and ongoing core activities of the MPO and the partner agencies, including the Cities of Coburg, Eugene, and Springfield, Lane County, Lane Transit District (LTD), Point2Point, and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Tasks and products are detailed for Year 1, Year 2 or both years of the UPWP.
In the two years of the FFY2018 and FFY2019 UPWP, the MPO will continue to develop and implement performance based planning in response to federal transportation legislation, the FAST Act, further establish opportunities for local, regional and statewide coordination, and improve transportation connectivity in an effort to provide equitable and accessible travel choices for all.