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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, June 3rd, 2015 at 8:30 at the Grayson County Courthouse Commissioners' Court.  The full agenda packet will be posted one week prior to the meeting.


The regularly scheduled meeting of the TAC, scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Sherman TxDOT office located on US 75 S. frontage road (just south of FM 1417 in Sherman) has been CANCELLED.

Public Meetings:
There will be a public involvement meeting on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at the City of Sherman's Council Chambers located at 220 West Mulberry Street.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide the opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed TIP and MTP Amendments which will be up for adoption at the March meeting of the MPO Policy Board on March 11th of this year.
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
Click on the image below to read the latest issue of the Texas Transportation Researcher Transportation Institute - Urban Mobility/Texas Transportation Researcher.JPG
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Click on the image to the left to see a large (11X17) version of the SDMPO's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.  To read the full plan go to Planning Documents on the banner above and click on the Bicycle Pedestrian Plan document.
The Future of Transportation In Texas
Recently, Austin College hosted a Texas Tribune Event entitled "Transportation: The Next Five Years". The panelists were (from left to right in the photo below): Deirdre Delise, former Chairwoman of the Texas Transportation Commission; Clay Jenkins, Dallas County Judge; Ambassador Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative; and Representative Larry Phillips, R-Sherman.  The event was moderated by Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune.  To watch this event, click on the image below.

On 4/10, I talked about the future of transportation policy in Texas with Deirdre Delisi, former chair of the Texas Transportation Commission; Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins; former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk; and state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman. 

At its March 11 meeting the Sherman-Denison MPO Policy Board approved amendments to the long range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the four year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

To see the approved MTP amendment information sheet click HERE.

To see the  approved TIP amendment tables please click HERE.

Proposition 1
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.

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To read some interesting transportation facts about the state of Texas click on the image to the right.

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  • Curious about basic transportation statistics and trends?  Click on the image to the left and see the 2015 Pocket Guide to Transportation published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

  • Want to know the latest recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? Click here to open the link!


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


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 
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