The Washtenaw County Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes WATS’ and AAATA’s (TheRide) planning tasks and anticipated funding for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2016. WATS invited Technical and Policy Committee members to participate in a discussion to guide development of local emphasis areas in the UPWP in October of 2015.
The FY 2016 WATS budget (for planning purposes) is $576,482. This includes a line item for travel demand model improvements of $80,000. Like the rest of the program, the federal share of the line item is approximately 80%. The intent is for the total cost of the model improvement (anticipated at $200,000 - $250,000) to be spread over three fiscal years. The final administrative budget will be voted on in June of 2016. The UPWP is available at the following link: