Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP): The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) serves as the annual work program for FAMPO.  It identifies funding sources of transportation-related planning activities that FAMPO intends to accomplish during the program year utilizing federal, state and local resources.  It supports ongoing work in the areas of long range transportation and land use scenario planning, congestion management program, public participation, corridor planning and other special projects.

Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP):  The MPO is required to develop the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  A blueprint guiding priorities for development and transportation projects in the region, the LRTP identifies and prioritizes needed improvements and transportation goals 20+ years into the future.  The plan seeks to balance investments in various transportation modes against anticipated funding from federal, state and local sources.  The LRTP, updated every 4 years is based on local plans, regional population and economic growth projections, reflects ever-changing conditions and new planning principles.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):  The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is mandated by Federal legislation and is a fiscally-constrained, four-year list of transportation projects programmed for the FAMPO study area.  The TIP identifies, prioritizes and allocates anticipated funding for transportation improvements over the next 4 years.  The TIP is updated regularly and includes projects on the Interstate, Primary, Urban and Secondary Highway Systems.  It also includes safety, transportation enhancements and public transportation projects.  The TIP may also include funding for feasibility studies, preliminary engineering activities and environmental impact studies.

Congestion Management Process (CMP):  The Congestion Management Process (CMP) presents a systematic process for managing traffic congestion and enhancing the mobility of persons and goods.  It includes alternative strategies for alleviating congestion and enhancing the mobility of persons and goods to levels that meet state and local needs.  The CMP includes a data collection and monitoring system, a range of strategies for addressing congestion, performance measures or criteria for identifying when action is needed, and a system for prioritizing which congestion management strategies would be most effective. The CMP is an ongoing program that will be tied to FAMPO’s long-range transportation planning efforts.