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TIP (Transportation Improvement Program)


The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a ten-year work program that includes all regionally significant transportation projects in the MPO planning area.  The TIP includes projects for all modes of transportation including roadway, public transportation, rail, aviation, bicycle and pedestrian.  The TIP is updated every two years, as a subset of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). All projects in the TIP must be consistent with the adopted Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).

Transportation Improvement Program funding is divided among the 14 Highway Divisions in North Carolina. The FBRMPO is part of both Divisions 13 (Buncombe and Madison) and 14 (Haywood and Henderson). Beyond highway funds, FBRMPO receives TIP funding for the transit systems in the urban areas and supplemental funding for planning studies and other locally administered programs.

Previous – FY 2018 – 2027 Transportation Improvement Program (with Amendments through January 2020)

Amendments are to the 2018-2027 TIP as the 2020-2029 STIP is still awaiting federal approval, thus amendments only apply to the previous STIP.


2020 – 2029 Transportation Improvement Program

The 2020-2029 TIP was adopted by the FBRMPO Board on October 24, 2019. The Statewide TIP (STIP) is awaiting federal approval, and until that time, no amendments can be made to the 2020-2029 TIP. Amendments and modifications to the TIP below:


An ArcGIS map of projects in the 2020-2029 TIP is shown below (disabled on mobile) or at the link HERE

NCDOT and the STIP

In August 2019, following a 16-month development process known as SPOT 5.0, NCDOT released the final draft of the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which included both new projects and schedule adjustments from the previous draft released in January.  The final draft version was approved by the N.C. Board of Transportation in September 2019. The MPO was involved in the STIP development process, described further on the SPOT webpage.