2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program

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Program Development Process

The MPO is currently evaluating projects under consideration for federal and state funding. The process began January 2017 with the identification of needed and viable roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, aviation, and rail projects and the development of the project list and MPO Ranking Methodology. One of the major steps in the methodology is the Project Assignment of Local Points. The Draft Project Assignment of Local Points is currently on public review and scores the projects based on criteria identified in the MPO Ranking Methodology. The document includes the Draft Statewide funded projects and the proposed projects that are recommended to be submitted to NCDOT for further consideration.

Available for Public Comment Through July 20

 MPO Draft Assignment of Local Points Document

Please submit comments online.

Prior Public Documents



The Strategic Prioritization Process is the methodology NCDOT uses to rank and identify projects for fiscal years 2020-2029 TIP. 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.  

During 2012 and 2013, NCDOT worked with internal and external stakeholders to revamp the process, driven by House Bill 817, also known as Strategic Transportation Investments (STI). The bill established funding tiers (Statewide, Regional, and Division) and allocations across all modes. State Highway Trust Funds and federal sources will be allocated across the three tiers for capital-related projects for all modes. Operation and maintenance-related projects will not be evaluated under this process and will generally be funded through the Highway Fund.

Prioritization 5.0 is the primary vehicle for identifying projects for fiscal years 2020-2029 TIP. Prioritization is a multi-modal process in which highway, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian, rail, and aviation project needs will be evaluated. The process covers newly submitted project needs as well as projects that had been submitted under Prioritization 4.0, but which were unfunded or funded in FY 2023 or later.

Also, Senate Bill 890 requires NCDOT to develop a process for approving local methodologies used by MPOs and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs). Because of this legislation, all MPOs and RPOs must develop a local performance-based process based on criteria outlined in House Bill 817 (STI). Public involvement is an important component to the development of the local methodologies. The local methodology is the vehicle through which the Greensboro MPO and NCDOT Division 7 can provide local input to NCDOT. The local methodology is outlined in the Project Ranking Methodology document. The Project List includes the list of projects submitted to NCDOT.