The following are activities such as the Transportation Improvement Program, which allocates federal transportation funds to projects, to management work to improve our region's transportation network and service.

FFY2016 Unified Planning Work Program 2015

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) identifies in a single document the annual transportation planning activities that are to be undertaken in the Southeastern Massachusetts Metropolitan Area from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 in support of the goals, objectives and actions established in the Long-Range Regional Transportation Plan

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)The Southeastern Massachusetts MPO was restructured in 1997 to add eight elected officials.  Previously the MPO members were only state and regional agency representatives. 

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2015-2018: The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a requirement of the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process as described in the Metropolitan Planning Final Rule; 23 CFR 450 section 324.  The SMMPO TIP is a four-year programming document that lists all the needs of the  regional transportation system.

GATRA & SRTA Planning: The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) serves 26 communities in the southeastern area of Massachusetts, bordering northeastern Rhode Island.  GATRA provides fixed-route service in 16 of these communities and demand-response service to all.  In addition, GATRA partners with several local Councils on Aging (COAs) to provide service to seniors.  GATRA also serves as the broker for Human Service Transportation in Southeastern MA. 

The Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) serves 10 communities in the most southern area of Massachusetts, bordering eastern Rhode Island.  The majority of service is focused in Fall River and New Bedford; in addition, other providers serve the area with bus connections to Boston and Providence.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning: SRPEDD’s bicycle and pedestrian planning program provides a regional vision for bicycle and pedestrian transportation for Southeastern Massachusetts.  These two modes of transportation are essential to a sustainable and healthy transportation system and therefore are given a high priority at SRPEDD.  

Safety ManagementSafety is considered the foremost element of any project’s importance in the SMMPO region.

Pavement Management: SRPEDD’s Pavement Management Program is an ongoing effort to evaluate pavement conditions on federal aid eligible roads in our communities.

Congestion ManagementThere are two general kinds of roadway congestion in southeastern Massachusetts: work trip traffic, which occurs during the morning and afternoon commute; and retail traffic, which happens mostly along densely built commercial corridors.

Traffic Count Program: Transportation planning often requires traffic volume counts. The information obtained from these counts enables planners and engineers to study existing road and highway conditions that relate to the problem at hand.  The ability to project volumes into the future provides the opportunity to identify potential problems before they develop, as well as seek solutions to existing situations.

Geographic Roadway Runoff Inventory Program (GRRIP): GRRIP is a pilot project funded by the Federal Highway Administration and Massachusetts Highway Department to inventory and assess roadway drainage systems in environmentally sensitive areas on federally eligible roadways. 

Public Participation Program: The Public Participation Program (PPP) is the document that defines all public notification and involvement techniques that must be completed in creation of the TIP, T-Plan, transportation studies and Federal Transit Administration Section 5307 grants to GATRA and SRTA.

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