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

Telework Related Resources during Extenuating Circumstances such as COVID-19

NC Telework Toolkit

In March of this year, most organizations moved to work from home policies due to COVID-19. Our telework toolkit   provided resources to many organizations to support their employees during this crucial transition. The toolkit has sample policies, best practices and resources for any organization transitioning to long-term work from home arrangements. The toolkit website was set up prior to the onset of COVID as a general resource for the TDM program to support organizations interested in providing telework as a commute option for their employees. Most of its recommended best practices and tools remain applicable during the ongoing health crisis too. Additionally, a new and separate page was also created in March this year for extenuating circumstances to address the sudden and urgent need faced by employers, due to the pandemic, for quick transition to telework. 

FY21 Request for Proposals

The FY21 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Triangle TDM Program CLOSED in Jan 2020. The announcement of awards is delayed until NCDOT approves the TDM funding. Please contact Sean Flaherty at  for any questions regarding this RFP. The RFP documents below are just for reference. 


Attachment A: 7-Year Plan Revised Table of Activities

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

Attachment C: FY 21 Map of Hotspots

Attachment D: FY21 Proposal Narrative

Attachment E: FY21 Budget Application Template

Attachment F: FY 21 Conferences & Membership Policy Guidelines

Attachment G: FY 21 Grant Application Cover Sheet Template

Attachment H: FY21 Workplan Timetable Template

Attachment I: Cost-Match Commitment Letter Sample

Attachment J: FY 21 Scope of Contractor Services Template

Attachment K: FY 21 Quarterly Reporting Template

Attachment L: Triangle TDM Program Roles and Responsibilities

RFP schedule:




RFP Issued

Dec. 11, 2019

RFP Closes

Jan. 15, 2020 at 5.00 pm

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

Week of Feb. 28, 2020

Round 2 Applications Due

March 18, 2020 at 5.00 pm

Notice of Award

Expected in mid-December

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. 

TJCOG is currently making revisions to the Plan to incorporate the comments and feedback received and will be presenting it again to the MPO boards in fall of 2020 for final approval.

 FY20 Grantees

One (1) Regional Service Provider and twelve (12) Local Service Providers (LSPs) were funded under the FY20 TDM grant which kicked off in July 2019. 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 FY20 cycle:   


TDM Reports and Documents

  1. Triangle Region 7-Year Long Range TDM Plan
  2. Updates to the 7-Year Long Range TDM Plan
  3. Prioritizing Triangle Geographical Areas for TDM funding (Updated Nov 2019) 
  4. Hotspots Map (Updated Feb 2020)
  5. FY19 Annual Impact Report, Executive Summary and Methodology.