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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 MPO Policy Board will be on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:00 am in the Grayson County Commissioners Courtroom located at 100 W. Houston St., Sherman, TX 75090.
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The Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization will conduct two public involvement meetings.  Both meetings will be held at the Grayson County Courthouse located at 100 W. Houston St., Sherman, TX 75090. The first meeting will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:00am in the Commissioners Courtroom.  The second meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Assembly Room.  The purpose of the meetings is to offer the general public an opportunity to review and comment on amending the current 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  The TIP contains a listing of projects which the MPO intends to pursue over the four year period.  The MTP is a comprehensive planning document which will guide the development of transportation facilities and services over the next 25 years to best serve citizens within Grayson County. These proposed amendments are being made available for public review and comment.

The amendments to the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) can be found by clicking HERE.

The amendments to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) can be found by clicking HERE.

Comments may be presented at the meeting or submitted by U.S. mail to:

100 W. Houston St., Suite G2
Sherman, TX 75090

Comments may also be submitted by email to:

Reports, Articles and Topical Data of Interest

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

 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
 05/19/2017 Trump Signs Repeal of MPO Rule
 05/21/2017 Budget compromise taps Rainy Day Fund, transportation funding
 05/27/2017 SDMPO to hold interviews on Grayson County thoroughfare plan
 05/30/2017 Developing a blueprint for Grayson County transportation
 05/31/2017 SDMPO proposes Hwy. 75 work in 10-year plan
 06/01/2017 SDMPO chooses finalists for thoroughfare plan contract, starts negotiations
 06/09/2017 SDMPO looking at possible funding distribution changes
 06/12/2017 Highway 75 and FM 1417 set to widen in Sherman by 2020
 06/14/2017 TxDOT routine repairs slow traffic on Highway 75
 06/15/2017 Millions in federal grant money will improve a Texoma highway
 06/24/2017 Denison positioned to break 2016 housing permit record
 06/28/2017 City of Sherman seeing housing boom
 06/28/2017 Grayson County housing boom means jobs
 08/05/2017 SDMPO working to prevent funding cut


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.
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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 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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