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 2019 UPWP, approved by the SJTPO Policy Board on March 26, 2018 details the planning efforts from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

The Draft FY 2020 UPWP is now available for review and comment. We invite you to check it out using the link below. Important dates and instructions on how to comment  may be found below.

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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.

Draft FY 2020 UPWP Comment Period

The comment period for the SJTPO Draft FY 2020 UPWP will be held from Monday, December 17, 2018 to Friday, February 1, 2019. The document is available for download (see above link) and hardcopies can be found at the SJTPO office.

Written comments and questions may be submitted via:

  • Email –
  • Fax – (856) 794-2549
  • Mail – SJTPO; 782 South Brewster Road; Unit B6; Vineland, NJ 08361

Public comments and questions must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019. Responses will not be provided unless comments are submitted within the designated comment period. The SJTPO is not responsible for the timeliness of mail or messenger delivery. If assistance is needed to submit comments, please contact the SJTPO office at (856) 794-1941 or