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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).

DRAFT 2024-2033 STIP

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The N.C. Department of Transportation’s transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – identifies the construction funding and schedule for projects over a 10-year period. NCDOT updates the STIP approximately every two years.

The cycle to update the STIP for 2024-2033 began in fall 2019. Due to rising costs for projects funded in the currently adopted 2020-2029 STIP, little to no funding is projected to be available for new projects in the next STIP. Therefore, on Aug. 4, 2021, the Prioritization Workgroup and the N.C. Board of Transportation decided that the current prioritization cycle would be halted and the 2024-2033 STIP would be developed using existing projects from the currently adopted 2020-2029 STIP.

The Draft 2024-2033 STIP is available below will be presented to the NCDOT Board of Transportation in June of 2023 for adoption.

2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

An online map of projects in the 2020-2029 TIP is shown above (disabled on mobile) or at this link. The map shows highway, bicycle, and pedestrian projects for the MPO region based on the current TIP and includes adopted amendments

2020 – 2029 Transportation Improvement Program – PDF

The 2020-2029 TIP was adopted by the FBRMPO Board on October 24, 2019. The link to the document itself contains the originally adopted version in addition to all adopted amendments, which are also posted separately below.  Details on what constituents a TIP amendment or modification is posted under ‘Resources’ below.  Amendments and modifications to the TIP are as follows:


NCDOT and the STIP

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.


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.


TIP Amendment and Modification Guidelines (2020)

STIP Reprogramming Parameters per NCDOT (August 2020)

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2024 – 2033 Draft STIP

2024 – 2033 Draft STIP – All NC Counties