Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO
Prioritization 3.0 Project Evaluation Schedule
- May 28-31 - MPO Project Point Assignment Review
- June 2-6 - MPO Qualitative Point Assignment
- June 10 - NCDOT Division 9 Local Point Assignment Coordination Meeting
- June 12-July 11 - Local Point Assignment Public Review Period
- June 19 - STI Public Meeting
- July 17 - TCC/TAC Meetings: Consideration of Local Point Assignments
- July 18 - STI Local Point Assignment Deadline
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.
An STI public drop in meeting to review and comment on the MPO priority projects will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 100 East First Street, Winston-Salem, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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.
Local Input Point Assignment Procedures
- A. WSDOT staff evaluated all Regional and Division Projects (Bicycle & Pedestrian/Highway/Public Transit/Aviation) according to the TAC approved Qualitative and Quantitative criteria.
B. MPO Qualitative Objective: Each Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) voting member had the opportunity of assigning 40 points to a single project in both the Regional and Division level. The Qualitative Objective identifies top priorities, provides a point boost to select projects, and aids in the point assignment process. The Qualitative Objective does not ensure that a project will receive a local point assignment.
- The highest ranked Regional and Division project in each mode (Aviation/Bicycle & Pedestrian/Highway/Public Transit) received the maximum allowance of Local Input Points (100 points).
- The WSUAMPO and the NCDOT Division 9 Office coordinated and strategically assigned the remaining local input points.
- The Local Point Assignment Public Review Period begins on June 12, 2014, and ends on July 11, 2014. An STI public drop in meeting to review and comment on the MPO priority projects will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Bryce Stuart Municipal Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 100 East First Street, Winston-Salem, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- The Winston-Salem Urban Area Transportation Advisory Committee will finalize the Local Point Assignments on July 17, 2014.
ONLY WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014.
Mail, e-mail or fax comments to:
P.O. Box 2511
Winston-Salem, NC 27102
Fax: (336) 748-3370
For more information, see the linked documents below.