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The adopted 2012-2018 CRTPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) maybe be viewed by selecting 2012-2018 CRTPO TIP (Adopted July 21, 2011).

The USDOT Conformity Determination letters for the FY 2012-2018 TIP may be viewed by selecting USDOT Conformity Determination Letters (including the 2035 LRTP amendments).

TIP Amendments:
Periodically it becomes necessary to amend the TIP. This may be due to the addition or deletion of a project, major changes in a project’s design or scope, schedule changes, etc. 
Click here to view a list of amendments to CRTPO’s TIP since its adoption in July 2012.

NCDOT 2012-2108 STIP (last updated May 2015)

NCDOT STIP

The CRTPO took action to approve the 2016-2025 TIP, amendments to the 2040 MTP, and an air quality conformity determination report at its August 19, 2015 meeting. Following CRTPO’s approval, the USDOT (FHWA) approved program years 2016 through 2019 of the TIP, and NCDOT approved the 2016-2025 TIP. The approvals by CRTPO, NCDOT, and FHWA allow for work to begin on projects within the 2016-2025 TIP.

CRTPO TIP projects can be viewed in the maps and lists by county below.

Projects identified through the STI process are color-coded by tier. Transition Projects are colored brown and are those projects that were programmed to the 2012-2018 TIP prior to the adoption of the STI legislation. Examples of transition projects within CRTPO include:

•    I-4750, I-5405 I-77 Express Lanes Project
•    R-3329 US 74 Monroe Bypass
•    I-3819A: I-40 & I-77 Interchange Improvements

Transition projects have been incorporated into the 2016-2025 TIP during the adoption process.

Iredell County TIP Projects: Map List
Mecklenburg County TIP Projects: Map List
Union County TIP Projects: Map List
Non-Highway TIP Projects: Map List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 State Transportation Improvement Program documents, click here

 

Bonus Allocation & STP-DA Projects

CRTPO has two sources of discretionary transportation funding sources in which projects were programmed into the TIP. A subcommittee of TCC members developed a process to prioritize projects, and program them into CRTPO’s TIP. The Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) legislation contains incentives for local funds contributions and the acceptance of Toll projects, in order to reduce the cost of a project to NCDOT. The incentives are referred to as Bonus Allocations and are distributed off the top of the State’s Transportation Program, thus not affecting expected funding distributions that a region or NCDOT Division would normally receive.

Surface Transportation Program – Direct Attributable (STP-DA) is a federal transportation program that allocates funding to MPOs classified as Transportation Management Areas (TMA). These funds are subject to a 20% local match, which is usually assessed to the project sponsor.

Bonus Allocation and STP-DA projects can be viewed on the TIP lists and maps above.

2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Amendments
MTP Amendments
Following the release of the DRAFT STIP by NCDOT, and the prioritization and programming of Bonus Allocation funds to projects, a series of amendments to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Amendments were required to ensure that the plan conforms to CRTPO’s 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 2016-2025 TIP can be viewed in the map and list below:

CRTPO 2040 MTP Amendments:

List

 

Air Quality Conformity Process

The Clean Air Act requires CRTPO to demonstrate that its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) conform to the Statewide Improvement Program (SIP). Transportation conformity is an important part of CRTPO’s planning process. The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report can be viewed here and certifies that the projects proposed within the TIP and 2040 MTP are within the prescribed limits for air quality within the Charlotte region.

Additional information can be found within the following appendices:


AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY DETERMINATION ON 2016-2025 TIP AMENDMENTS AND 2040 MTP AMENDMENTS

MOVES Files (ZIP Compressed):


Public Information / Comment Period

A 30-day Public Comment Period for the 2016-2025 TIP and associated documents was held from July 1, 2015 until July 31, 2015.

A public comment summary log can be viewed here.

CRTPO’s TIP is a subset of NCDOT’s STIP, and this relationship requires concurrency in public involvement efforts. The Strategic Transportation Investments legislation has created a quantitative, data-driven approach to develop the STIP, and process has limited public involvement to the local input point’s assignment process. Feedback will be targeted to the process and geographic diversity of projects in CRTPO’s TIP. FHWA requires public involvement as part of MPOs adoption of the TIP, MTP amendments, and air quality conformity determinations.


Transit

List CATS staff worked with the NCDOT-Public Transportation Division to develop a list of transit programs and projects to be included within the TIP. The list can be viewed here

Statewide Program

List A list of Statewide program projects can be viewed here

The Program of Projects required by 49 USC 5307 is a subset of the Transportation Improvement Program and the public review and comment solicited for this Transportation Improvement Program is intended to include and satisfy the public review and comment required under 49 USC 5307(c)(1) through (7) for the Urbanized Area Program.


Resources:

Recent TIP Presentations:
For more detailed information regarding the TIP, view presentations below;

To View the 2012-2018 TIP, Click here

Prioritization 2.0 Final Scores (Released January 31, 2012):

*Final scores can also be found on NCDOT’s website, by clicking here

 

Background Information:

Upon taking office in January 2009, Governor Purdue issued Executive Order No. 2, calling for Transportation Reform at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). As part of that effort, NCDOT’s Strategic Planning Office of Transportation (SPOT) was charged with developing data driven criteria to rank transportation projects statewide, with the goal of making the process more transparent and easier to understand. The initial prioritization process, Prioritization 1.0, focused on highway projects and was used last year as part of the development of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The process is based on a combination of quantitative data, qualitative input and multi-modal characteristics. MPOs, RPOs and NCDOT Division Offices provide the qualitative input by submitting priority projects to SPOT.

NCDOT has built upon the efforts of the first prioritization process (Prioritization 1.0) to refine and enhance the way transportation projects are scored and ranked. Prioritization 2.0 was introduced in the spring of 2011, and includes enhanced scoring models for highway projects, as well as non-highway projects. New candidate projects were submitted to SPOT in July 2011. After being scored using SPOT’s quantitative scoring methodology, local input ranking will be applied and final scores will be released. Projects submitted by MUMPO can be found below.

Prioritization of these projects will help drive the development of the next 10-year Work Program scheduled to be released in July 2012. The Department's Prioritization process is solely focused on ranking projects.  More information regarding this process can be found on the NCDOT Transportation Reform page.

The table below includes information that was developed during the P2.0 process, and was used by the TCC and MPO to make recommendations about which MUMPO projects should be included in the prioritization database.

Highway Projects Bike & Ped Projects Transit Projects CMAQ

All quantitative scores were released by NCDOT on September 29, 2011.  Local Input Points/Ranks for highway, bicycle & pedestrian, and transit projects were submitted to NCDOT by December 16, 2011. Final scores are anticipated to be released in early 2012.

 

Presentations:

CRTPO’s NCDOT P3.0 Local Input Points Allocation Process

At the August 20,2014 CRTPO meeting, the MPO approved the final list of projects proposed for the allocation of local input points under NCDOT’s Prioritization 3.0. This represents the culmination of a nine-month process for CRTPO to develop a local input points methodology, rank the proposed projects, conduct public involvement on the proposed list of projects, and approve the final list based upon the guidelines developed by NCDOT and the STI legislation. NCDOT will calculate the final project scores by including the local input points assigned to projects, and will develop a DRAFT Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) anticipated in December of 2014.

A 30-day public comment period on CRTPO’s DRAFT list of projects proposed to receive local input points was conducted from June 19, 2014 until July 21, 2014. A summary of the public comments received may be viewed here.

Local Input Points from MPOs and NCDOT Divisions contribute to the final project scores for Regional Impact and Division Needs tier projects under P3.0 – (see STI legislation for more details)

CRTPO is eligible for allocating the following amount of local input points:

  • 2,500 for Regional Impact category projects
  • 2,500 for Division Needs category projects

CRTPO developed a methodology for allocating its local input points that includes a quantitative, qualitative and public involvement component. CRTPO conducted a two-week public comment period from January 28, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to obtain comments on its proposed Prioritization 3.0 (P3.0) Draft Local Input Point Methodology. View the summary of public comments received on CRTPO’s draft local points methodology here.

Review CRTPO’s Approved local point allocation methodology for NCDOT P3.0

CRTPO Points Allocation Process Flowchart

A subcommittee of TCC members was formed to ensure that the allocation of CRTPO’s local input points was consistent with the methodology that has been adopted by the MPO and conditionally approved by the NCDOT-Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation. The subcommittee endorsed the assignment of 2,500 local input points to 25 highway and 1 non-highway Regional Impact tier projects. The projects proposed for local input points assignment in the Regional Impact and Division Needs tiers can be viewed below:

CRTPO Local Input Points Assignment Narrative

 

NCDOT P3.0 Project Scores

 

 

Statewide Mobility:

Project List

Map

 

  Mecklenburg & Union Counties Iredell County Non-Highway Projects  

Regional Impact

Region E Highway Project List

Region F Highway Project List

List

Map

Division Needs

Division 10 Project List

Division 12 Project List

List

Map

 

P3.0 Update Presentations at CRTPO Meetings:

Prioritization

Division Needs Local Input Points Allocation Process

A public comment period was conducted from August 18 through September 23 on the draft allocation of local input points to Division Needs projects in Prioritization 4.0 based upon the approved CRTPO local input points methodology.  One public comment was received from Sustain Charlotte, and can be viewed here.

A schedule of CRTPO’s local input points allocation process for the Division Needs tier of P4.0 can be viewed here.  A public meeting was held prior to the Wed. August 17, 2016 MPO meeting. All MPOs and NCDOT Divisions must assign their Division Needs points to projects by the end of October. Division Needs highway projects consist of state-maintained secondary roadways (i.e. Broad Street in Statesville, Ardrey Kell Road in Charlotte, and Old Monroe Road in Monroe), aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, rail and transit projects. A media release can be viewed here.

CRTPO approved the assignment of local input points to Division Needs projects during the October 19 meeting.

The list of funded Division Needs projects can be viewed within the following links:

Division 10 (Mecklenburg and Union County portion of CRTPO)
Division 12 (Iredell County portion of CRTPO)

Regional Impact Local Input Points Allocation Process

A public comment period was held from Fri. May 6, 2016 until Wed. June 1, 2016 on the draft allocation of local input points to Regional Impact projects in Prioritization 4.0 based upon the approved CRTPO local input points methodology.  A public meeting was held prior to the Wed. May 18, 2016 MPO meeting. Regional Impact highway projects consist of U.S. and North Carolina routes (i.e. US 21, US 74, NC 73 and NC 160), regional transit and rail projects. A summary of public comments received during the Regional Impact local input points allocation period can be viewed here

CRTPO approved the assignment of local input points to Regional Impact projects during the June 15 meeting.

The list of funded Regional Impact projects can be viewed within the following links:

Division 10 (Mecklenburg and Union County portion of CRTPO)
Division 12 (Iredell County portion of CRTPO)


Projects

Quantitative scores, maps, and local input point assignments can be viewed for CRTPO’s P4.0 projects below.

  P4.0 Quantitative
Scores
Local Input
Point Assignment
Maps
Statewide Mobility Projects: List n/a Map
       
Regional Impact Projects: List List Map
       
Division Needs Highway Projects: List List Map
       
Non-Highway Projects: List List  

Regional Impact Local Input Point Assignment schedule.

CRTPO Local Input Points Methodology.

 


Background

Prioritization is NCDOT’s decision making tool for developing the  Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which is a listing of projects to be delivered within an upcoming five-year work program. The current round is known as Prioritization 4.0 (or P4.0), and will develop the 2018-2027 TIP. CRTPO is involved in the nomination of projects for scoring by NCDOT, and the application of local input points based upon its methodology.  The NCDOT-Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation (SPOT) leads this process by providing oversight to MPOs, RPOs and Divisions throughout the state as well as scoring the projects.

Local Input Points from MPOs and NCDOT Divisions contribute to the final project scores for Regional Impact and Division Needs tier projects under P4.0 – (see STI legislation for more details). Projects with higher final scores have a greater chance of being programmed into the TIP based upon the STI legislation.
CRTPO is eligible for allocating the following amount of local input points:

  • 2,500 for Regional Impact category projects
  • 2,500 for Division Needs category projects

A nuance to P4.0 is the separation of the local input points allocation process for Regional Impact projects occurring in April through June, and Division Needs projects in August through September. This allows for jurisdictions to review draft scores and determine if the application of a local contribution is necessary to improve the final score.

Projects of all modes, including highway, bicycle/pedestrian, transit, and others are scored based on a combination of quantitative data and local input.  The quantitative evaluation consists of criteria such as congestion and safety, and analyzing project benefits compared to cost, as well as expected economic impacts.  Local input comes from the priorities of the local Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and NCDOT Division Offices. 

Additional information can be found on NCDOT’s Strategic Transportation Investments webpage


P4.0 Project Inventory

Maps of all CRTPO’s projects that were scored by the SPOT office in P4.0 can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Iredell County Mecklenburg County Union County Non-Highway
Map Map Map Map

Presentations

P4.0 Update (September 1, 2016)

P.4.0 Update (April 20, 2016)

P4.0 Overview of Prioritization (February 11, 2016)

P4.0 Division 10 & 12Points Assignment Process (February 11, 2016)

CRTPO P4.0 Local Input Points Process (February 11, 2016)

P4.0 Questions (February 11, 2016)

P4.0 Education Session Presentation (July 15, 2015)