Passed in 2013, the Strategic Transportation Investments law equips the N.C. Department of Transportation to use funding efficiently and effectively to enhance infrastructure while supporting economic growth, job creation and a higher quality of life.
The process encourages thinking from a statewide and regional perspective while also providing flexibility to address local needs.
The STI law establishes the Strategic Mobility Formula, which allocates available revenues based on data-driven scoring and local input. It is used to develop the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identifies the projects that will receive funding during a 10-year period.
Federal law requires the STIP to be updated at least every four years. NCDOT, however, updates it approximately every two years.
Work is underway to update the STIP for 2024-2033.