The Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization (TARPO) is a voluntary association of local governments in Chatham, Lee, Moore, and Orange Counties that plans rural transportation systems and advises the NCDOT on rural transportation policy. TARPO is administered by the Triangle J Council of Governments.


For more information on Prioritization 5.0, the process of scoring transportation projects for state funding, please click here.

Public Comment Period for the TARPO Prioritization 5.0 Local Input Point Assignment Methodology through February 8, 2018. Comments can be sent by email, online comment form, or mail (c/o Matt Day, TJCOG, 4307 Emperor Blvd, Ste 110, Durham, NC 27703) through February 7, or may be given in person at the RTCC and RTAC meetings on February 8. A public hearing will be held at the beginning of the RTAC meeting on February 8, 2018. For more information on the Prioritization 5.0 process, click here.


Thursday, February 8, 2018 :: 10:30am-1:00pm
TARPO Rural Technical Coordinating Committee (RTCC) meeting
Old Chatham County Agriculture Building, Auditorium, 65 E Chatham St, Pittsboro, NC
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Contact: Matt Day, TARPO Principal Planner

Thursday, February 8, 2018 :: 12:00pm-2:00pm
TARPO Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) meeting
Old Chatham County Agriculture Building, Auditorium, 65 E Chatham St, Pittsboro, NC
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Contact: Matt Day, TARPO Principal Planner

For purposes of attending to appropriate matters of business, the following meeting calendar will be observed for the TARPO RTCC and RTAC for Calendar Year 2018. RTCC meetings will begin at 10:30 am and RTAC meetings will begin at 12:00 noon, unless otherwise announced by the TARPO Secretary.


Fourth Tuesday of Alternating Months :: 6:00pm
Chatham County Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Dunlap Building Classroom
80-A East Street, Pittsboro, NC
(enter building from rear)
Contact: Cara Coppola, Chatham County Planning Department

Last Wednesday of Some Months :: 2:00pm
Moore County Transportation Committee meeting
Locations Vary
Contact: Debra Ensminger, Moore County Planning Director

Third Wednesday of Most Months :: 7:00pm
Orange Unified Transportation (OUT) Board meeting
Orange County West Campus, Room 004
131 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, NC
Contact: Abigaile Pittman, Orange County Planning Department

Second Monday of January, April, July, and October :: 4:00pm
Southern Pines Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Southern Pines Police Department, Community Room
450 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387
Contact: Robert Reeve, Southern Pines Parks and Recreation Director

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