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Welcome to transportation planning within the Sherman - Denison, Texas urban area. We are located 70 miles north of Dallas along the Red River which separates Texas and Oklahoma. Home to beautiful Lake Texoma and Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
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The next meeting of the Sherman-Denison MPO Policy Committee is  scheduled for Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 8:30 at the Grayson County Courthouse Commissioners' Court.  Click HERE for full agenda packet.

Currently the next meeting of the TAC is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Sherman TxDOT office located on US 75 S. frontage road (just south of FM 1417 in Sherman). The agenda packet will be posted one week prior to the meeting.

Public Meetings:
Notices of public meetings will be posted in this space at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting date.
TAPS - is located at: 6104 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman TX 75090
Information about TAPS can be found by clicking on the link above or by calling 1-800-256-0911
Service for the express bus (TEX) from the Sherman - Denison area to Plano DART has started!! (800) 256-0911
Proposition 1
Recently, the MPO received a letter from the Texas Department of Transportation - Transportation Planning and Programming Division regarding the allocation of Proposition 1 funds for Fiscal Year 2015.  I am happy to announce that the Sherman-Denison MPO will receive $4.45 Million for this year.  The actual letter can be read by clicking HERE

The MPO's Policy Board held a special meeting on Monday, January 19th, to review and approve a list of eligible projects that has been compiled and recommended by the MPO's Technical Advisory Committee.   This list, as amended and approved by the Policy Board, was forwarded to TxDOT for inclusion in the Statewide Unified Transportation Program (UTP).  To see this list click HERE.

Click on the image to review the Draft 2040 MTP

Your Sherman-Denison MPO has spent the last 10 months developing the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  This has been a comprehensive effort involving elected officials and representatives of Grayson County, the cities of Sherman, Denison, Van Alstyne, Pottsboro, and Howe.  The final plan was adopted by the MPO's Policy Board on October 15, 2014.  To view the entire document and/or the individual chapters, please click on the image to the right.

The 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program was adopted by the Sherman-Denison MPO Policy Board on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. Click HERE to see the approved document.

Your MPO staff has put together a presentation explaining what the TIP is and providing information on specific projects. 
Click here to see the presentation.

Reports, Articles and Topical Data of Interest


Click here to read a recent Herald Democrat article on local congestion. 

The Texas Department of Transportation tracks all of its projects on an ongoing basis.  To find out the status of projects in the Sherman-Denison MPO area and contained in the TIP click on the link below:
TIP Projects

Additional Information Available Online:
  • Want to know the latest recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? Click here to open the link!

  • Curious about basic transportation statistics and trends?  Click here to see the 2013 Pocket Guide published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics!


MPO staff will occasionally place presentations below that might be of interest to the public-at-large and/or MPO Board or TAC members.

To see a brief presentation on how MPOs came to be click here