In 2006-2007, GoTriangle brought together the organizations that were currently working on and/or funding Transportation Demand Management (TDM) to create a long-term plan for improving TDM efforts in the Triangle. The result was the Triangle Region 7-Year Long Range Travel Demand Management Plan. This plan called for, among other things, the two Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the NC Department of Transportation to pool their funds and have a competitive call for TDM projects.
Triangle J is charged with administering this effort on behalf of the funding organizations. In response, TJCOG developed the ongoing Transportation Demand Management Program to fund, coordinate, and evaluate regional TDM activities to reduce traffic and air pollution by promoting commute alternatives such as transit, telework, carpooling, vanpooling, biking, and walking. In addition to coordinating funding for marketing activities, TJCOG evaluates the TDM Program for effectiveness and efficiency. An example program of TDM is the Best Workplace for Commuters.
Request for Letters of Interest for FY20 TDM Projects & Programs in the Triangle
Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) is requesting Letters of Interest for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects and programs for FY20 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020). Organizations may express interest to conduct projects that reduce commute VMT in the North Carolina Triangle Region’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards maintenance counties (Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Orange, and Wake). Projects for Baldwin, Williams, New Hope, and Center townships of Chatham County are also eligible for funding.
A Request for Proposals and instructions will be issued in December 2018 to those who submit a Letter of Interest. This Letter of Interest is a mandatory prerequisite for eligibility under the FY20 grant cycle.
Instructions and supporting information can be found here. You must submit Letters of Interest as a Word document attached in an email to Jenny Halsey at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on November 30, 2018.
Please contact Jenny Halsey at email@example.com with any questions.