Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of North Carolina’s 2009-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that road new capacity projects make up the largest chunk of the state’s spending, 58 percent of the STIP.** Bridge maintenance/replacement and road maintenance/minor widening projects comprise 18 percent of the expenditures (12 percent and 6 percent, respectively). Transit follows, at 10 percent of proposed spending. Projects such as freight infrastructure, landscaping, information technology and general planning fall into the “other” category, which makes up 7 percent of the spending. Safety projects comprise 4 percent, bicycle/pedestrian projects 2 percent, and bridge new capacity projects comprise 1 percent of the state’s planned spending. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2009-2015
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$705.11|
|New Road Capacity**||$7,102.37|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$119.38|
* TSTC received the transit total from NCDOT; TSTC did not remove any state or local-only operating assistance.
** According to NCDOT, the STIP represents half of the agency’s entire budget. The majority of the agency’s non-STIP funding is used primarily on maintenance and operations.