Through TJCOG's strong working partnership with our region's two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and ongoing support to our local governments in the urban core, we emphasize long-term, regional-scale efforts that bring together local, regional and state organizations. And we stress the importance of considering transportation investments in the broader context of community growth, economic development, sustainability and affordable housing.
Key Program Areas
TJCOG provides technical support to our region’s two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) that are responsible for transportation planning in urban areas.
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. Through our decades-long work with our regional MPOs, TJCOG provides transportation planning assistance, including growth forecasting using CommunityViz, a computerized growth allocation tool that we use to inventory current growth, estimate development already underway, and develop future growth forecasts.
TJCOG is also using the software to support of Wake County’s comprehensive planning process and Durham County’s land use and water resources plans, and previously to provide technical support on Lee County’s Comprehensive Plan.
TJCOG has completed a variety of special projects, including analyses of i) corridor growth and affordable housing, ii) links between travel and health, and iii) markets for compact, mixed use development.