Prioritization 5.0

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

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.

The combined list of Statewide, Regional and Division level highway projects can be found here.

A complete list of aviation projects that may be funded in the Regional and Division categories may be found here.

A complete list of bicycle and pedestrian projects that may only be funded at the Division Needs level may be found here.

Following allocation of Regional Impact Local Input Points a composite score was compiled using local input points provided by both the MPO and Division 3 and the Local Input Methodology that was created at the start of the P5.0 process.

Those scores can be seen here.

Both the Statewide and the Regional categories have produced draft lists of proposed funded projects. A list of those draft funded projects can be found here.

Draft composite scores for the Division Needs projects can be found here.

The local input points will be reviewed by the TCC on September 13, 2018 and the TAC on October 11, 2018.

A requirement through out the Prioritization process is that of public involvement. The methodology lays out specifically what involvement will be included during this process. The images below demonstrate the notice and comment periods afforded to the public through out the P5.0 process.