The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) released the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in January 2019 and the Board of Transportation adopted the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at its September 5, 2019 meeting. The STIP lists projects selected for funding and schedules for right-of-way and construction. Upon the adoption of the TIP, the MPO developed a Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) document. The MTIP has the same project information as the STIP. The only difference is the STIP covers the entire state, and the MTIP only covers the Greensboro Urban Area MPO.
Draft 2020-2029 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
The Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) is a detailed list of transportation projects that have federal and state funding. The MTIP is a federally required planning document consistent with the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The MTIP shows the funding schedule for roadway, public transportation, aviation, rail, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities in the MPO area.
The MTIP is intended to inform the public about transportation project schedules and the MTIP development process, and to provide the opportunity to interested residents to submit comments. All comments are given consideration and are included with MPO comments to NCDOT.
Projects in the MTIP include those developed through the MPO's ongoing Priority Needs Process. The projects reflect those identified in the MPO's Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The 2040 MTP is being amended to reflect newly developed projects or changes in project changes. The 2040 MTP Amendment is also available for public review through November 7.
Strategic Prioritization Process
The Strategic Prioritization Process is the methodology NCDOT uses to rank and identify projects for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP includes a listing of transportation projects, their funding sources, and schedule for implementation. The Strategic Prioritization Process is a multi-modal process, in which highway, public transportation, bicycle, and pedestrian, rail, and aviation project needs are evaluated. It 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.
Prioritization 5.0 was the primary input for the Fiscal Years 2020-2029 TIP. The process covered newly submitted project needs as well as projects that had been submitted under previous Prioritization cycles, but which were funded or unfunded beyond NCDOT’s committed years (first five years of the TIP).A Public Review period was held June 21, 2018 through July 20, 2018 and included one public meeting. The meeting was held July 10, 2018, during the City Council. Public involvement held in July gave the citizens an opportunity to comment on the Draft Regional Tier and Division Needs Project Assignment of Local Points. The MPO staff worked closely with the NCDOT Division 7 Office to coordinate on the assignment of local points to priority projects.
Prior Public Documents
- Project List
- Project Ranking Methodology - September 20, 2017
- Modified Project Ranking Methodology - June 20, 2018
- July 2018 Public Review Document
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.