The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are federally required programming documents that depict phases (preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, construction) of transportation projects by fiscal year and funding source. In North Carolina, the project selection process is governed by the Strategic Transportation Investments Act (STI). This provides a method to fund and prioritize transportation projects to ensure the maximum benefit to our state. The FY 2020-2029 STIP/TIP prioritization process, known as P5.0, is driven by data and local input, with all modes competing for funding. More information can be found at www.ncdot.gov/strategictransportationinvestments.
The Local Input Methodology is a locally agreed to methodology for determining how local input points will be assigned to projects by the MPO. The P5.0 methodology was conditionally approved by NCDOT and formally adopted by the TAC after public comment during the month of February 2018. The methodology can be seen here.