Through our work with local, state, and federal governments across a wide array of subjects, TJCOG routinely creates, collects, and analyzes data and resources to share lessons learned, new and emerging policy strategies, and foundational documents with our member governments. TJCOG also hosts a collection of demographic, housing, economic, and other data for the TJCOG region and local communities. This information, and additional data analysis, can be made available to member governments and partners on request. 




GIS touches people’s lives daily, yet many are still unaware of its power and pervasiveness. GIS Day is an opportunity for GIS professionals and organizations to highlight their work and share the amazing things they are doing via fun, educational grassroots events. It is a day dedicated to showing, teaching, and inspiring others. Everyone can use GIS for themselves - in your work, in your...Read more


Triangle Clean Cities has been a program at TJCOG since 1999, and celebrates its 20th anniversary as an official U.S Department of Energy (USDOE) Clean Cities Coalition this year. The Coalition was successfully re-designated by USDOE in August 2021. Triangle Clean Cities leverages Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office partnerships, resources, tools, and data to work with networks of...Read more


This post is part of a series highlighting the workshops from the TJCOG 2020 Regional Summit, “What’s Equity Have to Do With It?”. Sharon Williams is the Racial Equity & Inclusion Manager for the City of Durham.

1. For the purposes of government work, how do you define equity?

We use the following definition in the City of Durham: Racial Equity is…. When racial identity...Read more


This is part of a series highlighting the workshops from the TJCOG 2020 Regional Summit, “What’s Equity Have to Do With It?”.

Michelle Wright is the Equity and Community Engagement Initiatives Lead at Chatham County Public Health Department. Karinda Roebuck is the Interim Executive Director of Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity. Both serve as Co-Chairs for the Chatham Health Alliance...Read more


By Shuchi Gupta, Program Coordinator

The Program

TJCOG has been administering the T riangle Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program since its very inception in 2008. The program serves a 7- county region of Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Johnston, Granville and Franklin, of which...Read more


By Maya Cough-Schulze, Water Resources Planner

The US Water Alliance defines "water equity" as the condition where all communities:

Have access to safe, clean, affordable drinking water and wastewater services; Share in the economic, social, and environmental benefits of water systems; and Are resilient in the face of floods, drought, and other climate risks.

Water equity is a...Read more


What on earth is a Regional Long–Term Care Ombudsman? Good question. Some refer to us as the best-kept secret in long-term care (LTC). Others call us fixers or troubleshooters. We see ourselves as warm-hearted, hard working, and tenacious advocates for the residents in nursing homes (24-hour nursing care), assisted livings (7 or more residents) and family care homes (6 or fewer residents)....Read more


Imagine you just got home from a long day of work and are preparing to return to your job tomorrow. Most of your time is consumed by this profession, and what little free time you have remaining you don’t dedicate to yourself, but instead to your family — your kids, your spouse, your friends. Life isn’t a struggle, though it can be a challenge. But then that spot in the roof that you thought...Read more