Transportation Planning

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The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) is committed to developing an integrated and efficient multi-modal transportation system, which will facilitate the movement of people and goods in the region.

To enable this effort, SCRCOG prepares the regional metropolitan transportation plan (MTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

The Regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is a long-range planning document that lays out Transportation goals over a 20-year period and provides a framework to help guide the use of federal funding in the Region. The MTP provides direction for the Region on major policy issues on all modes of transportation. It includes regionally significant projects and investment programs planned out over the 20-year timeline. Projects included in the MTP are ultimately included in the TIP. More information on the MTP is available here.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a medium-range planning document that identifies transportation improvement projects to be funded through federal programs over a 4-year fiscal timeframe. Any regional project utilizing federal funds must be in the TIP. Project information is constantly being updated and new projects added. Changes to the TIP are made through an amendment process that starts with the Transportation Committee’s recommendation for approval to the policy board. Projects in the TIP are derived from and consistent with the region’s MTP.  More information on the TIP is available here.

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes all SCRCOG planning and administrative activities and transportation planning studies that will be conducted over a 2-year timeframe. In order to be eligible for reimbursement all planning studies and activities must identify costs and funding sources and must be included In the UPWP.  Any changes to the UPWP are made through the amendment process that starts with the Transportation Committee’s recommendation for approval to the policy board. More information on the UPWP is available here.