Planning Process

CUUATS creates and updates three principal documents that are mandated under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which is the federal authorization legislation for transportation funding.

  • Long Range Transportation Plan: Updated every five years; outlines how the Urbanized Area transportation system should evolve over the next 20 years.
  • Transportation Improvement Program: Updated every three years, projects are updated on an ongoing basis; lists anticipated transportation projects for the current fiscal year and at least three subsequent fiscal years for all CUUATS member agencies.
  • Unified Technical Work Program: Updated yearly; lists the transportation planning activities CUUATS staff will undertake in the upcoming year.

Additional required documents are outlined in the MPO’s self-certification documentation.  CUUATS also creates and updates several additional tools and documents that support the transportation planning process:

For more information, see the Introduction to the Purpose and Function of a Metropolitan Planning Organization presentation.

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