The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies the transportation projects and strategies that CRTPO and NCDOT plan to undertake over the next ten years. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the TIP. The TIP is the region’s way of allocating its transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on a clear set of short-term transportation priorities.
- Is updated at least every two years;
- Is realistic in terms of available funding and is not just a "wish list" of projects. This concept is known as fiscal constraint;
- Conforms with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for air quality (CRTPO is classified as nonattainment for ozone);
- Is approved by the MPO and the governor; and
- Is incorporated directly, without change, into North Carolina’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The process by which the NCDOT STIP is developed is known as NCDOT Prioritization.
DRAFT 2018-2027 TIP
NCDOT released the DRAFT 2018-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) on January 4, 2017. The release of the DRAFT STIP has triggered a variety of activities, including internal reviews and assessments, public involvement efforts, and financial analysis. NCDOT’s Board of Transportation will adopt the STIP in June, and CRTPO will be required to adopt the 2018-2027 TIP by August of 2017. CRTPO will be required to update the TIP financial plan, complete an air quality conformity determination, and conduct public involvement as part of this process.
CRTPO TIP projects can be viewed in the maps and lists by county and mode below.
|Iredell County TIP Projects:|
|Mecklenburg County TIP Projects:|
|Union County TIP Projects:|
|Non-Highway TIP Projects:|
NCDOT maintains a “Live STIP” that is updated monthly based upon TIP amendments that are approved by the Board of Transportation. NCDOT’s Live STIP can be viewed here.
To View NCDOT DRAFT 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program supplement for CRTPO click here
2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Amendments
Following the release of the DRAFT STIP by NCDOT,, a series of amendments to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Amendments were required to ensure that the plan conforms to CRTPO’s Draft TIP. Amendments were required to the 2040 MTP for the following reasons:
To add new projects that were not previously in the 2040 MTP, but were identified in the DRAFT TIP
To move projects to a different horizon year in the 2040 MTP
To change project extents in the 2040 MTP to match the limits in the DRAFT TIP.
The TIP is a subset of the 2040 MTP and both documents should match.
A list of the approved 2040 MTP amendments that are recommended to conform to the 2018-2027 Draft TIP can be viewed in the map and list below:
CRTPO 2040 MTP Amendments:
Recent TIP Presentations:
For more detailed information regarding the TIP, view presentations below;
To View the 2016-2025 TIP, Click here