The Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) is a 10-year program adopted every two years that schedules federal funding for transportation projects in the Burlington- Graham urban area. The funds are used for roadways, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and other projects.
The MTIP details the Project ID Number, Location and Description, Length, Total Estimated Cost, Funding Source, and Schedule. A project’s inclusion in the MTIP is a prerequisite for eligibility for certain federal transportation funding sources.
The projects are selected for the MTIP based on a needs list developed by the TCC and approved by the TAC. The projects must be on the MPO’s Thoroughfare Plan and LRTP. After submitting the needs list to the NCDOT, projects are added to the MTIP as funds allow. The MTIP is then compiled as a draft and given to the MPO for public input. After the TAC approves the final MTIP, it is then resubmitted to the state. All the MTIPs from around the state are then incorporated into the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).