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SPOT 6.0

GET TO KNOW THE STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION PROJECT PRIORITIZATION PROCESS (AKA: SPOT 6.0)

STRATEGIC PRIORITIZATION Office OF TRANSPORTATION  (SPOT)

The Strategic Prioritization Process is a data-driven, transparent method for prioritizing transportation projects and is used to develop the State Transportation Improvement Program/ Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program(STIP/MTIP), which identify the projects that will be funded during a 10-year period. Prioritization scores all roadway, public transportation, bicycle & pedestrian, rail, ferry, and aviation projects based upon approved criteria.

PRIORITIZATION 6.0

The SPOT 6 (or P6) development process began in 2019 and guides the development of the 2023-2032 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program(STIP). The statewide Prioritization 6.0 Workgroup has made the recommendation to not apply local input points or fund new projects in this round of prioritization. Little to no funding is expected to be available for programming, as project costs have increased significantly at the statewide level. These cost increases were responsible for a number of project delays in fall of 2020, and are now expected to impact projects that were previously considered “committed” by NCDOT over the next deacde.  Please review the NCDOT P6.0 Memo for more information on the updated timeline. 

 However, a new STIP will still be developed and more information will be posted to this page as it becomes available. The previous steps taken in development of the 2023 – 2032 STIP includes:

  1. A call for non-roadway projects (bike/ped, transit, and aviation) from local municipalities and transportation agencies ( Summer 2019)
  2. Candidate roadway projects are gathered from the MPO’s approved Transportation Improvement Plan and Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and along with the non-roadway projects, a proposed list is then recommended to the MPO Board for public release in early 2020.
  3. A public hearing and consideration of the final project list is likely to occur at the Board Meeting in March 2020.

    **SPOT List – Approved 3/26/20**

    P6.0 LIST HERE

    P6.0 MAP HERE

  4. The MPO submits the projects to SPOT  in April-July 2020.  
  5. NCDOT scores the projects (see graphic on “How STI Works” below) with an anticipated release in May 2021. 
  6. MPO assigns local input points for regional impact (August 2021) and Division Needs (January 2022) (See note above)
  7. NCDOT releases Draft 2023-2032 STIP in 2022. 

See the timeline below for a complete P 6.0 schedule and explanation of the process. Use the arrow keys at the top of the embedded presentations to scroll through the slides. 

SPOT 6 TIMELINE

*Note this timeline has been modified since the release of this graphic and no longer includes assignment of local input points.*

P6.0-Schedule-4-14-2020

Prioritization101

Looking for more information on previous rounds of SPOT or how the prioritization process works? Refer to the SPOT page.