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. 

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 46 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.

Current Prioritization Process: