The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) serves as the annual work program for FAMPO. It provides details of the transportation-related planning activities that FAMPO intends to accomplish during the program year utilizing federal, state, and local resources. Included in the UPWP is a budget that details how each funding source will be utilized. This permits the UPWP to act as a grant application for federal funds and also as a management tool for directing staff activities throughout the year. The UPWP is reviewed and updated annually.

The Draft FY 23 UPWP includes these key projects and priorities:

  • In the fall of FY 23, FAMPO will lead a Freight Summit to establish shortcomings in the regional freight transportation system for future planning work by FAMPO
  • FAMPO support for the FRED Transit Strategic Plan (TSP) that will analyze existing transit services and ongoing initiatives to develop a renewed vision using the TSP Guidelines provided by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT)
  • FAMPO Vision Plan that provides an opportunity for FAMPO and its partners to take a more proactive approach to how we plan and manage growth and transportation investments
  • East-West Mobility Study, Phase II will identify roadway, bike, and pedestrian changes that could improve east-west mobility. This phase will include detailed route alignment and right-of-way engineering for all modes, where applicable
  • Virginia Central Railway (VCR) Trail Crossing Study – an engineering study of potential grade-separated crossings for the trail at specific areas along US Route 1, State Route 3 (Blue-Gray Parkway), and I-95


A public comment period began on April 19, 2022 and will run through May 17, 2022, for a period of thirty days. During the comment period, the public has an opportunity to review the projects and priorities in the Draft FY 23 UPWP.

What do you think about these projects? Do you think they are important to this region? Why or why not?

After reviewing the projects and priorities, consider sending us your concerns or expression of support. Comments can address individual projects, level of funding, or any other related topic. Leave a comment below or send an email to (you can email or text that email address) or call (540) 642-1235.