Overall Work Program (OWP) & Budget
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The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) as the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the tri-county (Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz) Monterey Bay region annually develops and maintains the Overall Work Program (OWP). The OWP includes federal and state funded planning as well as transportation/air quality planning activities. The OWP also incorporates planning work to be accomplished by the region’s Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), transit operators and Caltrans.
A Coordinated Process
The Overall Work Program (OWP) defines the continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated metropolitan planning process for the Monterey Bay region. It established transportation, air quality, and other regional planning objectives, the methods and timing for achieving those objectives, and identifies planning responsibilities and funding to complete the work. The OWP also serves as a management tool for AMBAG in that it identifies all projects and services to be provided during the year beyond those mandated by the metropolitan planning process. The OWP, therefore, presents an annual blueprint for the agency’s use of resources for the fiscal year.
An Evolving Document
The OWP is a constantly changing document; changes occur during the year to reflect priority, funding and staffing changes. As a working document, the OWP must be amended prior to making changes in work scope, budget, and completion dates for key tasks.
Annually, the AMBAG Board of Directors approves the AMBAG Overall Work Program (OWP). The Overall Work Program (OWP) is subject to periodic adjustments resulting from changes in activities as well as revisions in revenues and expenditures during the fiscal year.