The Strategic Prioritization Process is the methodology NCDOT used to rank and identify projects for Fiscal Years 2016-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP includes a listing of transportation projects, their funding sources, and schedule for implementation. The Strategic Prioritization Process is primarily performance-based and includes an evaluation of all modes as well as local input through the Greensboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and NCDOT Division 7. The process was initiated in 2009 with Executive Order No. 2 under NCDOT’s Transportation Reform.
Also, Senate Bill 890 required NCDOT to develop a process for approving local methodologies used by the MPOs and Rural Planning Organization (RPOs). Because of this legislation, all MPOs and RPOs developed a local performance-based process based on criteria outlined in House Bill 817 (STI). Public involvement was an important component in the development of the local methodologies used and provided local input through the Greensboro MPO and NCDOT Division 7. Two Public Review Periods were held during the process. The documents released and public comments received during both review periods are below.
Public Review Period I (March to April 2014)
Public Review Period II (July to August 2014)
NCDOT released the Draft 2016-2025 TIP in December 2014. The document included a listing of projects selected for funding and schedules for construction. The Board of Transportation took final action on the document at their June 2015 meeting. The MPO has developed a Metropolitan TIP. The document includes projects identified in the NCDOT TIP, but only for the Greensboro Urban Area.