The N.C. Department of Transportation is taking the next step to implement the Strategic Mobility
a project prioritization process established last year by the Strategic
Transportation Investments law. NCDOT today released data for 3,100
projects, based on criteria contained in the new formula.
data includes the original list of highway projects released in March and adds:
new highway projects; and
initial data show the formula is doing exactly what it was designed to do –
allowing us to build more projects across the state, which will ultimately
create more jobs in North Carolina,” NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata said. “These projects will help
address critical local transportation needs while better connecting small towns
to key economic centers.”
on current funding levels, the data show work on at least 370 projects could be
scheduled during the next decade. That is more than double the number of
projects the department would expect to program under the old formula during
the same 10-year period.
majority of those projects would occur at the local level. The data show –
pending local input – that NCDOT could schedule work on as many as 280 division
and regional level projects over the next 10 years to address their greatest
data also show 91 highway and aviation projects on the statewide level could be
scheduled over the next 10 years to address issues such as congestion. These
projects will make it easier for people to access job centers, education centers
and healthcare centers while helping businesses more efficiently transport
products through bigger cities to other parts of the state.
will also continue moving forward with an additional 108 major transition
projects not subject to STI, because they were scheduled for construction
before July 1, 2015.
percent of available funding is directed to projects at the regional and
division levels. The remaining 40 percent goes to projects addressing statewide
needs. The new formula is data-driven to increase transparency and minimize
subjectivity in the project selection process.
2 begins a 90-day period during which NCDOT will receive public feedback on the
newly released project data.
this time, local input points will also be assigned for regional and division
projects by the following groups:
Planning Organizations (MPOs);
Planning Organizations (RPOs); and
engineers in each of the state’s 14 transportation
engineers, MPOs and RPOs have established clear methodologies for collecting
public input and determining how they are going to assign local input points as
required by law.
will combine the scores calculated by MPO/RPO members and division engineers to
generate the total number of local input points for regional and division level
all final project scores and rankings are established, the department will
schedule the projects with the highest overall scores. Other required project
scheduling considerations such as the completion of environmental and
engineering plans, corridor spending caps, and federal and state funding
restrictions will affect the specific time assigned to a project.
will use the final project rankings generated by the new formula to create the
next State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The department will
circulate a draft of the STIP for public comment beginning in December 2014. It
will be adopted by the N.C. Board of Transportation in June 2015.
process continues to highlight NCDOT’s need to
find additional funding sources to meet our state’s growing transportation
needs. The total estimated cost to complete all projects submitted in the
database is $70 billion.
information on the Strategic Transportation Investments law and how it works is
available online at www.ncdot.gov/strategictransportationinvestments.
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