Program Development Process
The MPO is currently soliciting comments on the Draft MPO Project Ranking Methodology and MPO Recommended Project List. These documents include the evaluation process the MPO will use to identify priority projects and a listing of projects under consideration for funding for the Fiscal Years 2023-2032 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Public Review Documents
The Strategic Prioritization Process is the methodology NCDOT uses to rank and identify projects for the Fiscal Years 2023-2032 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.
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.
Prioritization 6.0 will be a primary vehicle for identifying projects for the Fiscal Years 2023-2032 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 will cover newly submitted project needs as well as projects that had been submitted under Prioritization 5.0, but which were unfunded or funded in FY 2026 or later.
Also, Senate Bill 890 requires 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 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 Draft Project Ranking Methodology document. The Recommended Project List includes the initial list of projects recommended for submittal to NCDOT.