Unified Planning Work Porgram
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. The group discussed focusing efforts in FY 2016 on education (with a high priority placed on pedestrian safety) and greater participation in regional rail studies including both Ann Arbor-Detroit and the North-South Rail. There was also a recommendation to investigate FHWA’s INVEST tool, which measures the sustainability of a project’s life cycle. The draft document includes these local emphasis areas, those identified in discussions with state and federal partners, and the cyclical and annual work required of the agency(s). Click below to view the draft document.