The OTC approved Project Eligibility Criteria and Prioritization Factors for the 2012-2015 STIP in May 2010. These STIP criteria apply to development, modernization, preservation, and state bridge projects, except those funded in legislation or through special programs with their own criteria.
Potential STIP projects are evaluated for consistency with the approved criteria. ODOT regions develop and use this information to prioritize their needs with help from their Area Commissions on Transportation (ACTs) or other stakeholder committees. Modernization projects are divided into Development STIP (D-STIP) projects that need more than the four years of the STIP to reach implementation, and Construction STIP (C-STIP) projects. Depending on their needs, regions can spend their modernization allocation on D-STIP projects, C-STIP projects, or some of each.
Individual project summary reports are developed for proposed modernization projects. Bridge projects have one statewide summary report, and preservation projects are reported by region.
Due to concerns about funding available for the 2012-2015 STIP, the modernization program has been reduced to the minimum required by state law and no new modernization projects are proposed. Modernization projects included in the 2012-2015 Draft STIP are those carried over from the previous STIP and selected under the criteria in effect then or are funded by legislation or other special programs not subject to these criteria. Consequently, the links to individual modernization project reports below are to reports developed for the previous STIP (2010-2013).
The current STIP document is available on ODOT's STIP home page. For further information about how the STIP is developed, see the Planning Section's STIP Background Information web page.