Transportation Demand Management

About the Program

A Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program aims to reduce reliance on single-occupancy vehicles (SOV) for commute, by encouraging alternative options such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, biking, walking, teleworking, and flexible work weeks. TJCOG serves as the administrator of the Triangle TDM Program that links NC state policy and funding with local and regional service providers.

Funding is provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program. These funds are provided on behalf of two Triangle Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO): North Carolina Capital Area MPO (NC CAMPO) and Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro DCHC MPO. 

The TDM Program's yearly Impact Report calculates reductions in vehicle trips, vehicle miles traveled, and vehicular emissions resulting from programs funded in that grant cycle by the Program. For more information about the program please read our latest Impact Report.

The Program draws from the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) developed jointly by CAMPO and DCHC MPO for the Triangle region, as well as the NCDOTs TDM Strategic Plan. The MTP is the long-range plan for transportation improvements across the Triangle region. Durham, Orange and Wake, the three counties in the Triangle, too have their own transit Plans. These can be accessed below:

Durham County Transit Plan

Orange County Transit Plan 

Wake County Transit Plan


FY22 Request for Proposals

The FY22 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Triangle TDM Program is now open. The RFP will close on March 12, 5.00 pm EST. All the RFP related documents are below. 

The RFP has a new section on equity in alignment with the joint MPO policy priorities of the two of the Program funders i.e., DCHC MPO and CAMPO.  This section is on page 3 of the FY22 Guidance document. Attachment D also has a new equity section on page 2 that all applicants must respond to. Attachment C2 depicts overlay of three key equity indicators on TDM hotspots, and is intended to help the applicants respond to questions in Attachment D. 

Please contact Shuchi Gupta at for any questions regarding this RFP. 


FY22 RFP Guidance document

Attachment A: 7-Year Plan Revised Table of Activities 

Attachment B: Prioritizing Geographic Areas of the Triangle for Provision of TDM Services

Attachment C1: FY22 Map of Hotspots

Attachment C2: FY22 Equity Indicators Overlay on TDM Hotspots

Attachment D: FY22 Proposal Narrative

Attachment E: FY22 Budget Application Template

Attachment F: FY22 Conferences & Membership Policy Guidelines

Attachment G: FY22 Grant Application Cover Sheet Template

Attachment H: FY22 Workplan Timetable Template

Attachment I: Cost-Match Commitment Letter Sample

Attachment J: FY22 Scope of Contractor Services Template

Attachment K: FY22 Quarterly Reporting Template

Attachment L: Triangle TDM Program Roles and Responsibilities

 RFP schedule:



RFP Issued

Feb 12, 2021

RFP Closes

Mar 12, 2021;5.00 pm EST

Applicants selected in Round 1 notified and provided feedback for necessary revisions and submission of revised application

Week of Apr 19, 2021

Round 2 Applications Due

Week of May 03, 2021; 5.00 pm EST

Notice of Award 

May 31, 2021

FY21 Grantees

One (1) Regional Service Provider and thirteen (13) Local Service Providers (LSPs) are being funded under the FY21 TDM grant. GoTriangle as the Regional Provider will implement and coordinate regional TDM services. It works closely with the LSPs and is the lead agency on all regional marketing and outreach initiatives. The LSPs develop and implement TDM campaigns and/or activities and provide TDM outreach in their specific hotspots. Below is the list of all Providers funded for the FY21 cycle:   


Triangle TDM Plan Update Process

TJCOG has been working on updating the 7-Year Long Range Triangle TDM Plan, developed in 2006-7, since the April of 2019. It facilitated several focus group meetings with different TDM stakeholder groups with the assistance of Gresham Smith (NCDOT’s lead consultant on Statewide TDM program) during spring time. As a part of the Update process it also worked closely with its Oversight Committee and other Partners to ensure that the Updated Plan aligned with NCDOT PTDs Statewide Strategic Plan. 

Here is the draft of the proposed Updated TDM Plan/Goals. 

TJCOG has presented this draft to both- the Technical Committee and the Executive Board of the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO). DCHC had opened the Updated Plan/Goals for public comment until December 10, 2019.  This comment period has now closed.

TJCOG has also presented to the Technical Committee and the Executive Board of Capital Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). CAMPO had posted the Updated Plan/Goals for public comment in December 2019. The comment period is now over. 

The update was put on hold in February 2020 due to NCDOT funding issues. TJCOG anticipates picking back on it in early spring of 2021.



Program Contacts

Sean Flaherty

Principal Planner

call: 919-558-2705, email:

Shuchi Gupta

Program Coordinator, Energy and Environment

call: 919-558-2715, email: