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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, March 11th, 2015 at 8:30 at the Grayson County Courthouse Commissioners' Court.  The full agenda packet will be posted one week prior to the meeting.

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:
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
There will be a public meeting on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the City of Sherman's Council Chambers located at 220 West Mulberry Street. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the general public the opportunity to comment on the proposed TIP and MTP amendments which are scheduled to be recommended for adoption by the Policy Board on March 11th, 2015.
Recently, the voters of the State of Texas authorized, through Proposition 1, the diversion of monies from the Rainy Day fund to help pay for transportation projects. These funds were distributed by formula across the state.  The Sherman-Denison MPO received a $4.45 million allocation for Fiscal Year 2015 and decided to assist TxDOT with the funding of an roadway improvement on US 82 between Frisco Road and FM 1417 east.  In order to move this project forward both the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) have to amended to include this project.  

To see the proposed MTP amendment information sheet click HERE.

To see the  proposed TIP amendment tables please click HERE.

If you have any comments or questions regarding these proposed amendments please click on the button towards the bottom of this page entitled "Give Us Your Input!
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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.

Reports, Articles and Topical Data of Interest

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 
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