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Public comment sought for amendment to 2020 UPWP


December 26, 2019

The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Longview-Kelso-Rainier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), invites the public to comment on Amendment No. 1 to the 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

The UPWP is a federally required work program of how state and federal funds will be used by the CWCOG for regional transportation planning during a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). The work program is developed by CWCOG staff in cooperation with MPO/RTPO member agencies, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). It is reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, WSDOT, and ODOT before adoption by the CWCOG Board of Directors. The document must follow guidelines in state and federal regulations. The 2020 UPWP was adopted on May 23, 2019 and is available at

The CWCOG is a multi-purpose association of governments that delivers a diverse array of federal, state, and local programs while fulfilling its primary function as a regional planning organization.

Amendment No. 1 to the 2020 UPWP is available online at or by request at: CWCOG at Administration Annex / 207 North 4th Ave, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 577-3041. Questions may be directed to Robert Stevens at CWCOG by regular mail at the address above, via email to, or by FAX at (360) 214-3425. All comments must be received by January 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The CWCOG Board of Directors will consider Amendment No. 1 to the 2020 UPWP on January 23, 2020 at its regular meeting.

Those needing special accommodations to participate in this process, should call 360-577-3041 by 5:00 p.m. January 7, 2020. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, use the state's toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575.


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