Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes all the federally funded transportation planning projects and activities to be undertaken by the Northern Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization (NMMPO). Developed annually, the UPWP is prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Fixing Americas Surface Transportation Act (FAST).  Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Authority (FTA) funding are the primary funding sources for most projects outlined in the document.

The UPWP provides a means to coordinate many different planning activities, in order to address transportation planning concerns through a comprehensive planning program. It supports the “3-C” Process: comprehensive, cooperative, continuing transportation planning.

The current UPWP, which covers Federal Fiscal Year 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020) can be accessed here: 

NMCOG provides transportation technical assistance to its communities through tasks identified in the UPWP. For more information visit the Transportation Studies page or contact Justin Howard, Transportation Program Manager.

The NMMPO holds meetings throughout the year to carry out the transportation planning process.  As part of the public outreach process, the NMMPO maintains an email distribution list for interested parties to be informed of upcoming MPO related events and publications.  To sign up for the NMMPO email distribution list, contact Justin Howard at