The Budget

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program essentially serves as the budget for SJTPO, identifying funding to support planning efforts that SJTPO will undergo. The UPWP sets forth SJTPO efforts during the current fiscal year in support of transportation in the region. The Current FY 2020 UPWP, approved by the SJTPO Policy Board on March 25, 2019 details the planning efforts from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

The Draft FY 2021 UPWP is now available for public comment through Friday, January 31, 2020.

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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 year.

Since the UPWP essentially serves as the budget for SJTPO, it describes the planning activities to be performed with funds provided to MPOs by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The UPWP is an integrated document that includes the work of member agencies, consultants, and the work done directly by SJTPO Central Staff.

Comment on Draft FY 2021 Work Program

SJTPO is accepting comments on its UPWP from Monday, December 16, 2019 until Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM local time. This document details the federally-funded transportation planning efforts SJTPO will support from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Draft FY 2021 UPWP 

Hardcopies have also been made available at the SJTPO office and the State Depository Libraries in the four-county SJTPO region.

Comments must be submitted in writing.

  • Emailed to;
  • Faxed to (856) 794-2549;
  • Direct messaged to SJTPO’s Twitter or Facebook accounts; or
  • Mailed to: UPWP Public Comments; c/o Jennifer Marandino; 782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6; Vineland, NJ 08361

The Draft FY 2021 UPWP can also be translated into an alternate language, if requested by submitting a form or emailing Please allow a 3-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.