Every other year TJCOG conducts a major employer survey aimed at exploring the habits and attitudes of commuters across the Triangle region. This survey is part of our Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program, which aims to reduce reliance on single-occupancy vehicles by supporting and encouraging carpooling, public transit, biking, walking, and teleworking. The results illustrate that we are indeed making some progress towards diversifying our travel behavior, however, there is still much opportunity to make important gains moving forward.
Happy New Year...Fiscal Year 2017-2018 that is! With the beginning of July comes the beginning of a new fiscal year with new projects, new initiatives, and new opportunities. Here at TJCOG, we are so excited for the opportunity that FY 2018 will bring for our staff and for our members that we serve each day. … Continue reading Resolutions for the New Fiscal Year
Our Regional Summit will be designed to highlight regional solutions that can be applied anywhere in the Triangle J Region.
Today's guest blogger, Jen Schmitz, recently joined the TJCOG team as a Principal Planner with our Water Resources program, focusing on water quality, water supply, and long-term regional water availability projects. She is excited to provide technical assistance and support to our local governments on collaborative water resource management and planning. We are happy to have her onboard! … Continue reading Integrated Water Management in the Burgeoning Triangle Region
The Triangle J Council of Governments region is facing the prospect for continued significant growth. Projections indicate that our region increase by another 1 million residents during the next generation. Equally significant is how our regional demographics will change over this time period, particularly the growth of older adults. In 2014, our region had 241,835 residents … Continue reading Let’s Talk Community Livability
On Tuesday, February 7, I had the great privilege to serve on a panel discussion as part of the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Kidonomics Forum. The event was held at the Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The full agenda for the day, including significant background information, can be found on the IEI’s … Continue reading Kidonomics and the Triangle J Region
Whether you work in aging, planning, government, social work, health care, law, education, or simply pay attention to the news, you’re probably aware of discussions around affordable housing.
One of our outstanding TJCOG employees, Mary Sell, has taken over my blog this week to write about our Best Workplace for Commuters (BWC) program. Mary has a Master’s of Science in Environmental Policy & Planning from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a B.A in International Relations from Michigan State University. Prior to working at TJCOG, … Continue reading Recognizing Our Best Workplaces for Commuters
The TJCOG Board of Delegates is our organization's governing entity. The Board is made up of one elected official from each member government’s governing board (their Commission or Council). In total, the board comprises 37 elected officials from across the region. (see list of delegates) In my year and a half here as Executive Director of … Continue reading Honoring Our Board of Delegates
Over this past week, I have been devastated by the images and stories coming from the eastern part of North Carolina. Hurricane Matthew has dealt a significant blow to that part of our state. The thoughts of the entire staff at Triangle J Council of Governments are with those impacted by the Hurricane. As the … Continue reading Moving Forward from Hurricane Matthew