Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) identifies in a single document the annual transportation planning activities undertaken in the Syracuse metropolitan area in support of the goals, objectives and performance measures established in the Long Range Transportation Plan. In short, it is an outline of the transportation planning activities that will be conducted by the SMTC and its professional staff over the course of one year.

Serving as the basis for all funding assistance for transportation planning and programming for state, local and regional agencies, the UPWP undertakes various transportation planning and engineering related studies for the SMTC and its member agencies. Strategic studies of land use and transportation issues give an accurate picture of the Syracuse metropolitan area’s condition, and provide information to find solutions to transportation issues. The work performed under this annual work program is primarily accomplished by a combination of professional, technical and administrative staff of the SMTC, with the assistance and cooperative support of participating SMTC member agencies.

Through the efforts of its UPWP, the SMTC makes specific recommendations that seek to improve the transportation network throughout the Syracuse metropolitan area. Recommendations reached in a number of UPWP activities are then forwarded to the respective SMTC member agencies who have the authority to act upon these. In addition, certain recommendations of merit (developed via a UPWP study) are often considered for inclusion on the SMTC’s federally funded Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

For a bound copy please call the SMTC at 315-422-5716 or e-mail your request.

2023-2024 UPWP Study Summaries

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2024-2025 UPWP

The 2024-2025 UPWP was adopted on February 29, 2024. The annual work program begins April 1st.

Amended 2023-2024 UPWP

The 2023-2024 UPWP was amended on December 7, 2023.

2022-2023 Financial Update

The 2022-2023 UPWP budget was revised on July 7, 2022. Please see information below.

End of Year Summary Reports

At the conclusion of each program year and when a full accounting of financial details are available, an end of year report is created that includes 1) narrative of work activities undertaken by task, per month, and 2) expenditure report by task. Summary reports are available in the UPWP “Publications” section of our website.