Durham Commute Trip Reduction Ordinance
In 1999, Durham County adopted the Durham Commute Trip Reduction Ordinance after receiving recommendations from a committee of business and community leaders. The City of Durham also adopted the City of DurhamTrip Reduction Resolution in conjunction with the County Ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance and the resolution is to engage large employers in Durham County to do their part to reduce automobile congestion and pollution.
The ordinance requires participating employers to:
- Designate an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) as a point of contact
- Participate in the annual Employee Commuting Survey
- Submit a Commute Trip Reduction Report (CTR) outlining the employer’s existing Commute Trip Reduction Plan by June 30th
- Submit an annual ordinance administrative fee of $200 to Triangle Transit by December 31st
Please see the updated Commute Trip Reduction Report (CTR) which can be downloaded to complete. Please click here to view the complete schedule for Ordinance Compliance activities.
Chapel Hill Transportation Management Plan Ordinance
In the early 1990’s, the Town of Chapel Hill amended their development ordinance to require new commercial developments to prepare and implement Transportation Management Plans as a pre-condition of construction approval. The guide for developers or property managers subject to the ordinance can be viewed here.
Currently, no other Triangle area jurisdictions have TDM ordinances, but many employers develop their own Commuter Benefits Plans to address their own mobility needs, or as a part of their sustainability or “green” initiatives.