Technical Assistance

TJCOG uses geographic information systems (GIS), travel demand forecasting tools, land use, and growth modeling applications to help our member governments better understand the region and visualize its future. 

For example, TJCOG provides technical support to regional MPOs for transportation planning, including growth forecasting using CommunityViz.  CommunityViz is a computerized growth allocation tool that we use to inventory current growth, estimate development already underway, and develop future growth forecasts.  TJCOG has also used CommunityViz for technical support in Lee County’s Comprehensive Plan and is currently using the software in support of Wake County’s Planning Process and Durham County’s Land Use and Water Resources Plans. 


Ben Bearden
GIS Analyst

Phone: 919.558.2701