Tri-County’s Agency-Wide Work Program focuses on four core areas of our agency’s operation: our transportation program, community development program, environmental program, and program administration. The Work Program outlines our programmatic and staffing structure, the specific products and activities of each program, and all revenue sources and expenditure amounts for the coming fiscal year, which runs from October 1st to September 30th of the following year. Activities address the requirements needed to maintain our federal designations as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Economic Development District (EDD); coordinate plans, projects, and funding resources for transportation, economic development, and water quality initiatives for the region; and support the day-to-day administration and management of the agency.
As the region’s MPO, we are required to develop a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) in cooperation with the state and public transportation operators that includes a discussion of the planning priorities facing the region. The UPWP serves as the core budget for the urban transportation planning activities of Tri-County’s transportation program that are outlined in the Agency-Wide Work Program. It identifies the work proposed for the upcoming fiscal year by major activity and task in sufficient detail to indicate who will perform the work, the schedule for completing the work, the resulting products, the proposed funding by activity/task, and a summary of the total amounts and sources of federal and matching funds.
The Regional Transportation Planning Work Program (RWP) is the rural equivalent of the UPWP. The RWP outlines transportation planning activities to be completed in the rural areas of the region that are outside the designated urban area; all revenues, expenditures, and expected products are clearly defined in the document.