The N.C. Department of Transportation is asking the public to provide feedback on the Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). This is the first STIP developed under the new Strategic Transportation Investments law, which established the Strategic Mobility Formula.
NCDOT is hosting 10 information sessions across the state between March 17 and April 23, to receive input on the steps leading to and resulting in the Draft STIP. Anyone who cannot attend a session in person can easily view the materials and submit their comments electronically through MindMixer, an online public engagement tool.
During the past year and a half, NCDOT has been working with the legislature, local planning organizations, and other stakeholders across the state to implement the law and develop the 2016-2025 STIP.
NCDOT wants the public’s feedback on:
- The process to develop the STIP and ideas for improvement
- The variety and geographic diversity of the projects
The feedback period runs through April 23.
The 2016-2025 Draft STIP, the first under STI, is one of the department’s most comprehensive programs ever. The document includes 1,073 projects across all transportation modes and all 100 counties.
The Board of Transportation is expected to approve the Final 2016-2025 STIP in June, which will be the final step in implementing STI. Feedback from the information sessions will be shared with the Board and used by the Prioritization Workgroup for consideration in the next round of project prioritization and by the department in the development of the 2018-2027 STIP.