Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s) are required to create a number of documents as part of their federal requirements. These documents include a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), and a Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Further detail on these documents can be found below.
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The UPWP describes transportation studies and other planning tasks that an MPO intends to undertake in its urbanized area with federal, state, and local planning funds. The UPWP is updated every two years.
Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)
The MTP covers a 20-year time frame and describes a long-term regional vision for transportation investments. The MTP identifies policies, goals, and strategies needed to meet an MPO region’s demand for transportation services.
Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP)
The TIP is a four-year plan. The TIP lists all projects to be completed with available federal funds in the MPO area. MPO TIPs are updated annually and included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Further detail on the STIP can be found at – https://www.maine.gov/mdot/stip/
BACTS 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
BACTS posted the 2024-2027 TIP for public comment on February 6th. Public comment period ended on February 21st, no public comments were received. BACTS Policy Committee approved the BACTS 2024-2027 TIP on February 20th, 2024. The Errata Sheet includes any changes or omissions since the project list was first compiled by Maine DOT. BACTS has submitted the 2024-2027 TIP to MaineDOT for review and inclusion in the STIP.