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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 TAC will be on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 starting at 9:00 AM at the TxDOT Sherman office located at 3904 US 75 in Sherman, TX.  Click HERE for the full agenda packet.


The next meeting of the Sherman-Denison MPO Policy Committee will be on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 8:30 at the Grayson County Courthouse Commissioners' Court.  The full agenda packet will be posted one week prior to the scheduled 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
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Policy Board Meeting - 8:30a
Proposition 1
On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 the Texas Department of Transportation hosted a webinar/conference call will all of the MPOs in Texas. The topic of discussion was how should the funding be distributed and utilized by TxDOT and the MPOs. The link below is a slide show that accompanied the discussion.

Click HERE to see the slide show on Prop. 1
THE SHERMAN-DENISON MPO IS UPDATING ITS METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN
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.  Additional efforts have included public outreach in the form of an electronic and hard copy survey of the general public, two public outreach meetings, and regular postings and notifications on the MPO's website as well as notifications to the local press.

Rounding up this effort is the draft 2040 MTP which is available for public review. Please click HERE to go to the MTP webpage or click on the image itself to go to the document directly and thank you for your time.



PROPOSITION 1 - FUNDING FOR TEXAS ROADS
This proposition is on the Ballot this November and could have a significant impact on Texas roads over the next few years. For your information the SDMPO has provided an information sheet (information gathered from Ballopedia.org) which summarizes the proposition and provides opposing opinions on it benefits of or problems with Proposition 1.  Click HERE to view the summary sheet.


2015-2018 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) 
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

RECENT ARTICLE ON LOCAL CONGESTION:

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


STATUS OF PROJECTS IN THE 2013-2016 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN
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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!

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Presentations

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