What is the UPWP?

FY 2023 UPWP Cover PageThe BRTB’s Budget & Work Program is known as the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for Transportation Planning. It is a federal requirement that details projects, studies and other activities to be completed by BRTB members as well as staff of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC).

The BRTB develops this list of regional transportation planning activities every two fiscal years. This is the second fiscal year. Staff tasks all continue into FY 2023 and this draft updates the budget amounts and consultant tasks. The updated budget for FY 2023 is $7,370,000.

UPWP funds support staff for regional planning activities with some consultant assistance. Several of the new proposed projects for FY 2023 include:

  • Safe System Approach: Support a safety culture that places safety first and foremost in road system investment decisions. To achieve a zero deaths vision, everyone must accept that fatalities and serious injuries are unacceptable and preventable.
  • Thirty Percent Design for Bicycle Trails: Advance planning for a segment of the Patapsco Regional Greenway to include all steps necessary to complete what is known as thirty percent design.
  • RTP LOTS Skills and Technology Support: Support the improvement and expansion of skills and access to technology for the Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in the Baltimore region.
  • Expanding Coverage for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: To support regional and equitable expansion of public light duty electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure in the region.
  • Considerations and Preparations for Connected and Automated Vehicles: Develop customized recommendations for the region to prepare for connected and automated vehicles.

Watch an overview of the UPWP below.  View our list of Frequently Asked Questions (pdf). 

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Download the FY 2023 UPWP Addendum (pdf) 

Identifying Potential Tasks and Budget Requests

BMC staff and BRTB Technical Committee members collaborated on identifying potential tasks for FY 2023 and updated budget needs.  

Fall 2021

Release for 30-day review and comment

The BRTB will release an updated draft budget and work program for a 30-day review and comment period.  Federal partners will also be consulted in this review process.  

February 8 - March 10, 2022

Review and Respond to Comments

BMC staff and BRTB members will review public comments and respond to feedback.  

March - April 

BRTB Votes

The BRTB will consider approval of the updated budget and work plan for FY 2023. A vote by the BRTB is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2022. 

April 2022