The North Front Range MPO (NFRMPO) is required by both the federal and state governments to obtain an annual audit conducted by an independent auditing firm.
After the audit is complete, each member of the NFRMPO Planning Council receives a copy of the Independent Audit Report. A copy of the report is also sent to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA), the Federal Audit Clearing House, and the Colorado State Auditor.
Unified Planning Work Program
The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) guides the transportation planning work for the NFRMPO. This document identifies tasks that specify work products and funding sources to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), its member governments, and to CDOT.
Responsibility for carrying out the Continuing, Comprehensive, and Cooperative (3C) planning process rests jointly with the NFRMPO, local transit entities with tasks and CDOT, as described in the 2013 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two agencies. The 3C process in the NFRMPO area is designed to provide for centralized administration combined with maximum participation and direction from local governments.
Beginning in February, a proposed budget for UPWP for the fiscal year commencing the following October 1 is prepared in coordination with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and NFRMPO staff, along with input from CDOT’s Division of Transportation Development (DTD) and CDOT Region 4 representatives. Once completed, the UPWP budget is approved by the Finance Committee of the NFRMPO Planning Council and the work tasks are approved the TAC. The budget includes tasks, proposed expenditures, and the funding sources. The Planning Council adopts the entire UPWP in June by formal resolution.
NFRMPO project expenditures may not exceed the UPWP budgeted totals. Any revisions that alter the total budgeted expenditures of any tasks must be approved by the Planning Council. Amendments between work tasks may be completed through an administrative amendment, to be formally incorporated into an amended UPWP.