Strategic Transportation Investment (STI) Priorities for the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO

Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO
Prioritization 4.0 Schedule

September 1, 2016 October 31, 2016
P4.0 Division Needs Local Input Point Assignment Window

September 27, 2016
WSMPO Public Drop-In  (4 PM - 7 PM, Bryce A. Stuart Building; 3rd Floor Conference Room)

September 5, 2016 – October 5, 2016

WSMPO Public Comment Period 

October 20, 2016 - TAC Divisional Project Meeting

January 2017 

2018-2027 Draft STIP released

*Note: Schedule subject to change.

The Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking public review and comment on Strategic Transportation Investment (STI) priorities for the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) created the Strategic Prioritization Process in response to a State mandate to create a professional data-driven approval process for transportation project selection. Significant changes to the process were made by House Bill 817 also known as the Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) which established funding tiers (Statewide, Regional, and Division) and funding allocations across all transportation modes. The STI legislation requires that MPOs develop a ranking process to evaluate all eligible project categories (highway, non-motorized, public transportation, aviation, rail and ferry) and prioritize projects ranked by the MPO that fall in the “Regional” and “Division” levels.

Local Point Assignment

The Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO has a pool of 1800 points at the Regional Level and a pool of 1800 points at the Divisional Level. The MPO will distribute the points to selected projects, resulting in a slight boost as the project competes against other projects for funding. The maximum number of points that can be applied to any given project at each level is 100.

MPO Qualitative Point Assignment Form Deadline: June 06, 2016

Each TAC member has the option of assigning 40 points to any given project in an attempt to ensure that each member jurisdiction has a viable project. The point assignment must be based on a qualitative factors that includes (but not limited to) the following: public input, consistency with planned growth and development areas, adherence to Complete Streets Policy, promotion of community goals and objectives to further adopted comprehensive plans, and projects with existing local commitment to funding. An MPO member must identify at least one factor as the basis for the point assignment.

The TAC voting structure determines how many 40 point assignment opportunities each member has: three (3) projects from the City of Winston-Salem, two (2) projects from the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, and one (1) project from each of the remaining MPO partners (Town of Bermuda Run, Town of Bethania, Village of Clemmons, City of King, Town of Kernersville, Town of Lewisville, Town of Midway, Town of Rural Hall, Village of Tobaccoville, Town of Walkertown, Town of Wallburg, Davidson County, Davie County, Stokes County, North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA)).

To designate a project, the TAC member (or his/her representative from the jurisdiction) must complete a WSMPO Qualitative Project Point Assignment Form and submit to Fredrick Haith by June 6, 2016.

Public Drop-in Meeting

Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bryce Stuart Municipal Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Public Comment Period: September 05 - October 05, 2016.

ONLY WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE SEND COMMENTS TO FREDRICK HAITH.
 
Mail, e-mail or fax comments to:

Fredrick Haith
Planning Development Coordinator
City of Winston-Salem, DOT
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
E-mail:
Phone: (336) 747-6869
Fax: (336) 748-3370

For more information, see the linked documents below.

Documents

Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WSMPO) P4.0 Evaluation Criteria and Local Point Assignment Methodology

WSMPO P4.0 Evaluation Criteria and Point Assignment Process

Draft Local Point Assignments for WSMPO Divisional Highway Projects

Draft Local Point Assignments for Divisional Highway Projects

Draft Local Point Assignments for WSMPO Divisional Transit & Aviation Projects

Draft Local Point Assignments for Divisional Transit & Aviation Projects

Draft Local Point Assignments for WSMPO Divisional Bicycle & Pedestrian Projects

Draft Local Point Assignments for Divisional Bicycle & Pedestrian Projects

WSMPO Qualitative Point Assignment Form

WSMPO Qualitative Point Assignment Form

North Carolina Department of Transportation Prioritization Resources

North Carolina Department of Transportation Prioritization Resources

Citizen Notification System

City Link 311