The Budget

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program is one of the core planning documents, serving as the budget for SJTPO. The UPWP describes all transportation and planning related activities to be conducted by SJTPO staff, subregional partners, and member agencies during the state fiscal year, effective July 1st through June 30th. The FY 2023 UPWP, approved by the SJTPO Policy Board on March 28, 2022 details the planning efforts from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Federal planning regulations require that each year, MPOs are required to prepare a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), in cooperation with member agencies, to describe all metropolitan transportation and transportation-related air quality planning activities anticipated within the region during the state fiscal year. The tasks and activities within the UPWP are intended to advance the priorities of the region, guided by SJTPO’s federally required long-range, regional transportation plan and the planning requirements within the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The upwp incorporates planning priorities shared annually by NJDOT, FHWA, and FTA.

The FY 2023 UPWP is unique in that it will be the first budget influenced by the Infrastructure Investment and Job Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the new transportation bill signed into law by President Biden in November 2021.

The total expenditures and revenues for the FY 2023 UPWP are $3,474,884.00, which is approximately 85% more than the total expenditures and revenues of the FY 2022 UPWP. To further supplement the Technical Program, SJTPO will leverage FHWA HSIP funding in the amount of $1.6 million to support a consultant-led technical study that will help advance the development of Countywide Local Road Safety Plans for the four counties. Authorization of the funds will be considered separately by NJDOT.

FY 2023 upwp Funding Breakdown

The total expenditures equate to total revenues at $3,474,884.00, with a breakdown of the tasks noted in the chart below.

UPWP Activities Tracker

Under the provisions of federal law and regulation, the approved UPWP can be amended in order to add new tasks, delete tasks, and reallocate funds between tasks. In some instances, change may warrant approval by the SJTPO Policy Board and subsequent modifications to the Task Order, which authorizes federal funds associated with the UPWP. Other revisions are included for information only and do not impact the funding associated with the UPWP. The UPWP Activity Tracker will be linked here once amendments to the UPWP have been made.

Need a Hard Copy of the upwp?

All final draft and final approved plans, programs, and studies produced by SJTPO are available online, at the SJTPO office, and at select libraries in the SJTPO region.

If, for any reason, an individual is unable to view documents on the SJTPO website, the SJTPO office, or any of the select libraries in the SJTPO region, noncolor copies may be requested. Fees for copies are $0.05 per letter page or $0.07 per legal page. Copies may be picked up at the SJTPO office for no additional charge or mailed at the expense of the receiver. The SJTPO may waive totals under $1.00. Printing and postage costs must be paid by receiver prior to mailing. Checks or money orders must be made out to the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA). Cash is not accepted.

Document and Records Request Form

Need the upwp Translated?

The FY 2023 UPWP can be translated into an alternate language. To request a translation, complete the Translation Request form or email

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