The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) is one of nine Regional Planning Commissions in New Hampshire established under NH RSA Chapter 36, and is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) serving 14 municipalities in the greater Manchester, New Hampshire Urbanized Area (UZA).
This UPWP is a consolidated planning work program supported by FHWA Metropolitan Planning (PL) funds, FTA Section 5303 Metropolitan Planning funds, and FHWA State Planning and Research (SPR) funds. Federal funding supporting this UPWP is matched by a combination of state toll credits administered by the NHDOT and matching funds provided by the SNHPC. The planning activities outlined in this UPWP have been designed to meet the local needs of the SNHPC region’s municipalities, and ensure consistency with the ten federally-designated metropolitan planning factors.
The current Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for the SNHPC metropolitan planning area has been developed to meet the requirements of Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) Act and the metropolitan transportation planning regulations codified in 23 CFR §450.
In addition, the administration, scope of work, funding, and defined responsibilities in the current UPWP document are guided by the Master MOU agreement between NH DOT and NH's four Metropolitan Planning Organizations concerning the federal certification requirements for metropolitan planning organizations.