MPO Governing Documents
The objective of the UPWP is to provide local officials and participating agencies with a method of ensuring that local and federal transportation planning resources are allocated in accordance with established governmental policies. It also provides a tool for the financial management of the programs undertaken by the MPO. The UPWP is prepared annually and describes the work activities which will be undertaken by the MPO of the Casper Area.
Regulations established by FHWA and FTA require that all urbanized areas develop a Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) in order to avoid duplication planning and funding. Development of the MTIP is a prerequisite to receiving federal funds. The MPO is required to update the MTIP every four years. The MTIP was developed through committee work with input from citizens, local organizations, municipalities, and the state, via the Casper MPO. The document lists projects which citizens and committee members have prioritized for construction or administration during the next three years.
The Master Agreement is the legal document designating the roles and responsibilities of each agency in the MPO.
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) requires "An annual listing of projects, including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities, for which Federal funds have been obligated in the preceding year shall be published or otherwise made available by the cooperative effort of the State, transit operator, and metropolitan planning organization for public review. The listing shall be consistent with the funding categories identified in each metropolitan transportation improvement program (TIP)."
The DBE program is designed to enable small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to compete for federally-funded contracts let by State and local transportation agencies the receive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In accordance with requirements of the DOT as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 27, as amended, the overall goal for Fiscal Years 2017-2019 is 0.5% for each fiscal year. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available by clicking on the link above or at the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Casper City Hall, 200 North David Street Room 203, Casper, Wyoming, 82601.