Prioritization 6.0 (SPOT 6)

SPOT 6 refers to the process that guides the development of a 2023-2032 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). It is anticipated to begin in late 2019.

Part One:  Submittal of Candidate Projects

MPOs across the state start their work by prioritizing the projects to be submitted to the SPOT 6 process. This includes:

  1.  A call for non-roadway projects (bike/ped, transit, and aviation) from local municipalities and transportation agencies in the fall and winter of 2019-2020.

2.  Candidate roadway projects are gathered from the MPO's approved Transportation Improvement Plan and Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and along with the non-roadway projects, a proposed list is then recommended to the Executive Board for public release in December-February 2019.

3.  A public hearing and consideration of the final project list is likely to occur at the Executive Board Meeting in March/April 2020. 

4.  The MPO submits the projects to SPOT 6 in April 2020. 

Part Two: Project Scoring by NCDOTHow STI Works flow chart

  1. NCDOT Releases Initial Project Scores (prioritized lists by mode - roadways, non-roadways)
  2. NCDOT Releases the Draft Statewide Mobility Projects list.
Both are anticipated in February 2021.
 

Part Three: Assignment of Local Input Points

  1. Regional Impact Category

Staff evaluates the CAMPO project submittals and recommends additional point assignments for regional projects to the Executive Board for approval and resubmittal to SPOT 6 by May 2021.

NCDOT then releases a draft list of Regional Impact Projects in July 2021.

2. Division Needs Category 

Staff evaluates the CAMPO project submittals and recommends additional point assignments for division needs projects to the Executive Board for approval and resubmittal to SPOT 6 by October 2021.
 

Part Four: 2023-2032 Draft STIP Released by NCDOT

This is anticipated to occur in February 2022. All of the above dates are subject to change.
 

For more information on any of these items please contact Alex Rickard.