of the UPWP is to serve as the annual work program for
the ITCTC. The UPWP coordinates all transportation and
transportation-related planning activities within the
agency’s planning area. The UPWP is
produced annually to match the New York State fiscal
year of April 1 to March 31. It provides
details of the transportation-related planning activities
that the ITCTC intends to accomplish during the program
year utilizing federal, state and local resources. It
also delineates responsibilities and procedures for
carrying out the cooperative transportation planning
process. Included in the UPWP is a budget, which details
how each fund source will be utilized. This permits
the UPWP to act as a grant application for federal funds
and also as a management tool for directing the staff
activities throughout the year. Federal regulations
require that all MPOs develop UPWPs. The draft UPWP
for each year is reviewed, and the final document approved,
during the regularly scheduled Planning and Policy Committee
meetings held in February and March, respectively.
program year is the twenty-first year (April
1, 2013 - March 31, 2014) for which federal
planning funds are available to the Ithaca area under
the metropolitan planning program. This UPWP will continue
to focus on the general goal of preserving and sustaining
the core MPO activities and requirements with a focus
on the following emphasis areas for 2013-2014:
Implement selected recommendations
from the 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
Plan, design and begin implementation
of the LRTP update process. The deadline for LRTP
update is December 2014.
Monitor development of rules
and guidelines associated with MAP-21, the Moving
Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141),
which was signed into law on July 6, 2012, to ensure
the ITCTC meets all federal requirements of the metropolitan
Manage project activity in
the 2011- 2015 Transportation Improvement Program.
Coordinate with NYSDOT and
local project sponsors to complete the planned TIP
update covering FFY 2014-2018.
Assemble, collect and/or
distribute necessary data to support the transportation
infrastructure decision-making processes. This effort
will include work assembling and/or distributing accident
and traffic count data.
Work to help implement recommendations
generated from the multi-county Regional Transportation
Manage implementation of
the NYSERDA funded project to provide online ridesharing
services in Tompkins County.
Participate in implementation
of the Southern Tier Sustainability Plan under the
Cleaner Greener NY program.
Participate in implementation
efforts for the Regional Economic Development Council
of the Southern Tier’s Strategic Economic Development
Plan, particularly as related to transportation initiatives.
Support Tompkins County, the
City of Ithaca, TCAT and other project partners during
implementation of the federally funded “ITH-ACA:
Intermodal Transportation Hub – Accelerating
Community Access” project, which will lead to
the reconstruction of the Commons and enhancements
to public transportation services.
Contribute to and support
the transportation planning efforts of participating
entities in the MPO process for the following efforts:
Enhance coordination between Tompkins County government,as
designated recipient of FTA grants, and grant subrecipients
in Tompkins County.
Continued implementation of the Coordinated Public
Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan.
Implementation of travel demand management strategies
in cooperation with the Way2Go program.
Cornell Community Investment Initiative.
Participate in efforts to address
issues of "community livability" and "social
justice". In particular:
Cooperate and work with the Tompkins County Planning
Department in implementation of action items from the
Tompkins County Countywide Comprehensive Plan.
Support local municipalities and community groups in
development of transportation plans and other efforts
that support the goals and objectives in the LRTP.
Provide continued emphasis and support for the development
of transportation modes and programs that provide alternatives
to the private automobile as a primary mode of transportation:
guaranteed ride home
Coordinate with appropriate agencies to ensure that
transportation services are seamless, comprehensive
and accessible to all citizens.