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Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Available for Public Review and Comment

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) serves as the budget for SJTPO, outlining all federally funded transportation projects and operating/direct expenses in the SJTPO four-county region from July 1 to June 30. The UPWP is prepared annually and brought to the Policy Board in March for approval.

The Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 UPWP public comment will be open from Thursday, December 14, 2023, through Thursday, January 25, 2024. Responses to comments will be provided in the Policy Board-approved UPWP.

To view the Draft FY 2025 UPWP and for details on how to provide public comments, visit the UPWP webpage.

SJTPO Received a 2023 National Roadway Safety

On Wednesday, November 29, Jennifer Marandino, Executive Director, received a 2023 National Roadway Safety Award in the Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation category for the Cumberland County Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The ceremony took place in Washington, DC, and was hosted by the Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety.

Read the AC Press Article ⇒

2023 National Roadway Safety Awards

2023 National Roadway Safety Awards

Pictured: Jennifer Marandino (SJTPO Executive Director), Shailen Bhatt (21st Administrator of the FHWA), Daniel Hutton (Senior Planner at Urban Engineers), and Douglas Whitaker (Cumberland County Engineer).  Image Courtesy of PR Newswire

Public Outreach Opportunity: Regional Freight Plan

The Regional Freight Plan will build on the 2022 Study and will identify the region’s critical multi-modal freight network locations. It will then analyze these locations for freight mobility, economic impact, and resiliency. The Plan will produce freight project and policy recommendations for these critical freight network locations. The expected deliverables for this project are a comprehensive regional plan that provides project partners (public and private) with a series of short-, medium-, and long-term, strategies and guidance, for future investments to facilitate multi-modal freight mobility within and through the region.

A hybrid (in-person and virtual) public meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the SJTPO office or virtually via GoToMeeting. Use the following link to join the meeting: Participants may also dial in via telephone using the following information: telephone number: +1 (877) 309-2073 (toll-free) or +1 (646) 749-3129 and Access Code: 632-626-053.

For more information, please visit the Freight Planning webpage.

Public Outreach Opportunity: Regional Vulnerability Framework Project

The Regional Vulnerability Framework Project is a systemic review of the SJTPO region to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities to climate trends in its transportation infrastructure. This effort will lay the groundwork for future vulnerability assessments and provide quantifiable value to support resiliency efforts for transportation infrastructure in the region.

A virtual workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Use the following link to join the meeting:

A survey will also be available after the virtual workshop and will be located on the Public Comment webpage. For questions or concerns, please contact Brittany Dremluk at or (609) 807-9556.

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