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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, December 6, 2017 at 8:00 am in the Grayson County Commissioners Courtroom located at 100 W. Houston St., Sherman, TX 75090.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Policy Board Meeting - 8:00a
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Amendment to the 2018 - 2019 Unified Planning Work Program

The Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization (SDMPO) is the organization charged with transportation planning for the greater Sherman-Denison Urbanized Area (which includes the boundaries of Grayson County) and is the recipient of federal planning funds.

Every two years the SDMPO develops a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).  This document outlines in detail the planning efforts it intends to undertake and how the funds will be distributed across the proposed planning tasks over the next two fiscal years covered by the document.

On July 21, 2017, the Policy Board approved the 2018 - 2019 UPWP.  This amendment allocates the unspent funds from the previous fiscal year to Task 5.1 -  Countywide Thoroughfare Plan.  Additionally, it allocates Supplemental Research Funds to Task 5.2 - Freight Mobility Plan.

The amendment to the 2018 - 2019 UPWP is available for public review and comment and can be found by clicking HERE.

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
 11/06/2017 Sherman still working on plans to widen FM 1417


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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