Main Transportation Documents

The federally driven transportation planning process requires three main documents, each of which is described and linked below.

Transportation - DocumentsUnified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP is a contractual agreement that outlines transportation planning activities to be undertaken by the Commission with funding from federal and state agencies for the federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) It describes the activities to be performed by MVC staff for the Island transportation system such as data collection, studies, mapping, etc. It is produced annually.

Notice of Public Review and Comment Period: FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Martha’s Vineyard Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) to a 21-day public review and comment period. The public is invited to review the UPWP and provide comments. Copies are available for download here, and/or upon request. A public meeting of the Martha’s Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) is scheduled for June 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement. For more information, please contact Michael Mauro at 508-693-3453 Extension 116 or [email protected].

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The TIP is the short-range program of transportation projects or programs to be implemented in the next four years (based on the federal fiscal year of October 1 to September 30).  It is similar to a local Capital Improvement Program in that it specifies the transportation projects to be advertised for construction and bus purchases or services to be carried out in the next year within the estimated federal and state funds for the Martha’s Vineyard region. All transportation projects funded by federal and state agencies must be included. The list is constrained by available funding sources and must satisfy air quality conformity guidelines.

Transportation Improvement Program AMENDMENT for FFY 2019-2023 The FFY 2019-2023 TIP Amendment 1 reflects an increase in cost for the amount of $188,410 to the FFY 2020 #607411 - Tisbury Bike & Pedestrian Improvements along Beach Road. Advertisement date for this project is scheduled for August 31, 2019. 

Transportation Improvement Program for FFY 2021-2025 The JTC voted to endorse the document on May 27, 2020. 

Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) or Martha's Vineyard Transportation Plan (MVTP)

Updated every four years, the RTP, or long-range transportation plan, sets the vision for the regional transportation system through a look at the existing inventory and operations, setting goals and strategies, and then working within the estimated funding to establish priorities for the Island transportation system improvements. It looks 20 years ahead and frames long and short-term strategies that will result in the development of an integrated multimodal regional transportation system. By analyzing the existing and future conditions of the region's transportation system, the Plan identifies needs, recommends further study and suggests for possible solutions. The last version was completed in 2015; the current version is in draft form. The Joint Transportation Committee voted to approve the document on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Public Participation Plan (PPP) The PPP provides an overview of the Martha's Vineyard transportation planning process, participants, certification documents, and how a person can participate. 

Federal Fiscal Year Obligations

The Martha's Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) is making the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects available for public review. The Annual Listing of Projects provides the projects for which federal funds have been obligated in FFY 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020). FFY '20 MV Obligations

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