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Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) specifies the planning priorities and work tasks that the MPO will address during the program period. The development of the UPWP is required as part of the 3Cs metropolitan planning process and specifically the Metropolitan Planning Rules (23 CFR 450.308). The “unified” aspect, as indicated in the document name, means that it encompasses all MPO transportation planning activities that impact the region that are foreseen at the time of its preparation, regardless of funding source or implementing agency.

For New Hampshire MPOs, the UPWP encompasses a two year scope of work and is developed in coordination with the NHDOT, FHWA and FTA. Accordingly, the current UPWP covers the MPO’s planning work expected to occur in the ensuing two-year period, from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.

Consistent with past programs, this UPWP has been prepared to reflect the ongoing implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) and the last authorized Federal surface transportation act, Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed in 2015. These laws and their implementing regulations mandate a high level of transportation planning and analysis as identified through the general Planning Factors identified in MAP-21 and in the annual emphasis areas suggested by FHWA and FTA. New planning regulations were finalized in 2016 and the MPO operates under those rules and regulations.

Current Work Program

RPC 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program - New!

Archived Work Programs

2018-2019 UPWP as Amended 8/8/2018

2018-2019 UPWP as Approved 4/12/2017

MPO 2016 & 2017 UPWP


More information on Federal planning legislation and regulations can be found on the Federal Highway Administration Planning website and the Federal Transit Administration Transportation Planning websites.