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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 scheduled meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee will be on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:30 am in the TxDOT Sherman Area Office located at 3904 US 75, Sherman, TX 75090. The agenda for the meeting can be found by clicking HERE

The next scheduled meeting of the MPO Policy Board will be on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8:00 am in the Grayson County Commissioners Courtroom located at 100 W. Houston St., Sherman, TX 75090. The agenda for the meeting can be found by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Technical Advisory Committee Meeting - 8:00a
Monday, June 05, 2017
Policy Board Meeting - 8:00a
Monday, June 19, 2017
Policy Board Meeting - 8:00a
Click on the image below to read the latest issue of the Texas Transportation Researcher Transportation Institute - Urban Mobility/Texas Transportation Researcher.JPG

By order of the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Grayson County, Texas, the Executive Director is authorized to advertise for SEALED STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) for the professional services to develop the Grayson County Thoroughfare Plan.

Copies of the REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION (RFQ) are available at the Sherman-Denison MPO Office, 100 W. Houston St, Suite G1, Sherman, Texas, or can be found by clicking the links

Addendum 2 - Issued May 9, 2017
Addendum 2 - Redline Version
Addendum 1 - Issued April 25, 2017

Addendum 1 - Redline Version
RFQ - Issued April 12, 2017

The MPO will accept SOQs until
02:00 P.M. (CDT), May 16, 2017, at which time the SOQs will be publicly acknowledged. The MPO reserves the right to accept or reject any and all SOQs, and to award the contract based on negotiations under LGC 262.

Responses to questions can be found below:
Question/Comment Response
1 04/26/2017 Can a cover letter be included and not be part of the page count? Section 6.10 states that "Complete Pages 1 – 2 of this RFQ and incorporate them as the first two (2) pages of the SOQ. Additional attachments shall NOT be included with the SOQ. Only the responses to the questions identified in Section 4 of this RFQ will be used by the MPO for evaluation."
2 04/26/2017 Are front/back covers and tabs discouraged? If not, will they be excluded from the page count? Section 6.9 states that "SOQ shall be printed on letter-size (8-1/2” x 11”) paper and stapled in the upper left-hand corner. The SOQ shall be clear and concise and should not include elaborate covers or tabbed sections."
3 04/26/2017 Under section 4.13.2, Project original schedule and budget, assume this implies to construction budget/cost and not consultant fees, which I don’t believe is appropriate to include.  "And budget" is hereby struck from Section 4.13.2.

Reports, Articles and Topical Data of Interest

Below are some articles that might be of interest to MPO members and the general public:

 01/19/2017 $21.7M improvements to 75/82 intersection would  improve traffic flow
 02/01/2017 SDMPO approves $253 million list of projects
 02/06/2017 TxDOT Celebrates 100 Years Of Service To Texans
 02/13/2017 With money tight, Texas budget writers eyeing billions approved by voters for roads
 02/13/2017 Texas transportation funds will be protected, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says
 02/14/2017 Much of 10 year roadwork plan will focus on Hwy. 75
 02/22/2017 Commission discusses 10-year, $70 billion project plan to improve Transportation in Texas
 02/24/2017 Texas Department of Transportation updates commission on $70B plan
 03/10/2017 House proposal could claw back billions Texas voters approved for roads
 03/14/2017 Work begins on $1T infrastructure plan
 03/28/2017 SDMPO issues draft budget for 2018-2019
 05/03/2017 Commissioners approve resolution to join SDMPO
 05/09/2017 Lewis: Historic transportation plan gets another boost
 05/10/2017 Trump’s Public-Private Infrastructure Vision Rejected in Texas


The new federal transportation bill entitled "Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act" or FAST Act was signed into law by the president on December 4th. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed a website to provide pertinent information to interested parties.

Click HERE to go to the FHWA website.
The Association of MPOs (AMPO) has developed a summary of the FAST Act. To see the summary click HERE. Statistics/for web page Texas Transportation By The Numbers.jpg

To read some interesting transportation facts about the state of Texas click on the image to the right.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE: Statistics/pocket guide 2015 for web page.jpg

  • 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 Grayson County go to the link below and choose "View Highway Projects by", select by county, then choose "Grayson County".


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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