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.


The public is invited to comment on the draft list of projects being considered for submittal to NCDOT for scoring (the scoring is used to determine which projects NCDOT selects for funding). The draft list can be found here. Public comments are being accepted through June 30th, and can be provided by email at, mail at TARPO, 4307 Emperor Blvd, Suite 110, Durham, NC 27703, or through our online comment form. The TARPO Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) will vote on approval of the final list at its August 10, 2017 meeting. Additional information can be found here.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017 :: 10:00am-11:00am
TARPO RTCC Prioritization Subcommittee meeting
Meeting by Conference Call. In-person public access available at Triangle J Council of Governments Small Conference Room (4307 Emperor Blvd, Suite 110, Durham, NC) or by contacting Matt Day at (919) 558-9397 or no later than 5 PM on July 18 to make call-in arrangements.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 :: 10:30am-1:00pm
Note change of date!
TARPO Rural Technical Coordinating Committee (RTCC) meeting
Meeting Location TBD in Sanford, NC
Contact: Matt Day, TARPO Principal Planner

Thursday, August 17, 2017 :: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Note change of date!
TARPO Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) meeting
Meeting Location TBD in Sanford, NC
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 2017. 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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