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 Current FY 2022 UPWP, approved by the SJTPO Policy Board on March 22, 2021 details the planning efforts from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

The Draft FY 2023 UPWP is available for public comment through February 6, 2022. See below for details on how to comment and for when the new budget will take effect.

FY 2022 UPWP Cover Page Amended

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.

A total of $1,856,119 in USDOT resources is programmed within SJTPO’s FY 2022 UPWP. An additional $665,433.23 of NJDOT Continuing Task Orders supplements the technical program in this year’s UPWP, for a grand total of $2,511,552.23. This does not include additional non-USDOT funding SJTPO receives from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety grant. The table below displays how those funds will be spent.

FY 2022 UPWP Funding Breakdown

The total expenditures equate to total revenues at $1,856,119.00, 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. View the UPWP Activities Tracker, updated on September 27, 2021.

Draft FY 2023 UPWP

The Draft 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. While the IIJA/BIL includes new programs with new opportunities and eligibilities for MPOs, such as SJTPO, further guidelines still need to be developed to determine how the funding will be allocated. Considering the FY 2023 UPWP is in draft format, SJTPO hopes to be able to provide more information on any new guidelines by the time the UPWP is finalized and takes effect on July 1, 2022.

The total expenditures and revenues for the Draft 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.

SJTPO encourages members of the public to review and provide feedback on information available in the Draft FY 2023 UPWP. The comment period will be open from January 4, 2022, through February 6, 2022. Comments must be submitted in writing via any of the following methods:

  • Email: UPWP@sjtpo.org,
  • Comment form located below,
  • Direct message to SJTPO’s Twitter or Facebook accounts,
  • Fax to (856) 794-2549, or
  • Mail to Draft FY 2023 UPWP Comments; C/O Jennifer Marandino; 782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6; Vineland, NJ

Need a Hard Copy of the UPWP?

Hardcopies are currently available for in-library viewing at participating State Depository Libraries. To request a hard copy of the FY 2022 UPWP or Draft FY 2023 UPWP, please complete the Document Request form. SJTPO reserves the right to waive copy and postage fees. For more information on copy and postage fees, view the Public Involvement Plan webpage.

Need the UPWP Translated?

The FY 2022 UPWP or Draft FY 2023 UPWP can be translated into an alternate language. To request a translation, complete the Translation Request form or email TitleVI@sjtpo.org. Please allow a 7-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.

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