Strategic Transportation Prioritization (SPOT)

Statewide Prioritization & Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) Law
The Strategic Prioritization Process is the methodology that NCDOT uses to develop the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The process involves scoring all roadway, public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, rail, and aviation projects on a number of criteria. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs), and the NCDOT Division offices also contribute to the final project score by assigning local priority points to projects. For more information on the NCDOT Strategic Prioritization Process see:

CAMPO's Role in Prioritization is two part:

  • First - the MPO selects which projects from the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) are submitted into the scoring competition.  Currently, CAMPO is permitted to submit twenty (20) new projects for each transportation mode in each prioritization cycle. 
  • Second - the MPO assigns local input points which increase the final project score.  In the current prioritization cycle, CAMPO is allotted 2500 local input points for the Regional Impact category and 2500 local input points for the Division Needs category.

For more information on the CAMPO prioritization methodology see:
CAMPO Prioritization Methodology

SPOT P4.0 DRAFT Programming Results - published December 2016

SPOT 4.0 - Regional Impact Local Input Point
The DRAFT Regional Impact projects programmed for the 2018-2027 TIP have been released.   Please visit the NCDOT 2018-2027 STIP Development page to review the results.  During the Regional Impact point assignment, CAMPO assigned 2500 local input points to regional roadway, rail, and public transportation projects.  The final regional impact point assignment can be found here.  Any questions related to the prioritization process should be directed to Alex Rickard, Deputy Director at

SPOT 4.0 - Division Needs Local Input Point
The last phase of the Prioritization 4.0 process is programming the Division Needs category funding.   As part of this final process, CAMPO will assign 2500 local input points to division needs category roadway, rail, public transportation, aviation, and bicycle/pedestrian projects between September and October 2016.  The preliminary division needs point assignment will be posted here by September 1, 2016.  The public will be asked to review and comment on the preliminary point assignment and a public hearing will be held at the October Executive Board meeting.  Any questions related to the prioritization process should be directed to Alex Rickard, Deputy Director at