Public Meetings

S/WMPO

S/WMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting - The upcoming meeting of the TAC will be held on October 13, 2016, commencing at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held in Room 306 of the Government Office Building located at 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21803.

S/WMPO Council Meeting The upcoming meeting of the S/WMPO Council is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The meeting location is Room 301 (Council Chambers) of the Government Office Building, 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21803. Click here to view agenda.

The public is encouraged to attend these open meetings to learn about transportation planning activities occurring in the region. Information about upcoming meeting dates, as well as meeting materials are posted on the website. In addition, agendas and minutes from previous meetings are located under the Organizational Structure section. To receive an e-mail notification of upcoming meetings or events, contact Keith D. Hall, S/WMPO Administrator, at Khall@wicomicocounty.org or via phone 410.548.4860.

Other Meetings

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) - At this time, SHA District 1 has no public meetings scheduled. For information about any projects or improvements on State maintained roadways, contact SHA District 1 at 410.677.4050.

City of Salisbury The City of Salisbury's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Room 306 of the Government Office Building, 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21803.

Long Range Transportation Plan

Connect 2045

The S/WMPO Council unanimously adopted the update to the Organization's Long Range Transportation Plan, Connect 2045, on November 24, 2015. In addition, federal concurrence for Connect 2045 occurred on January 7, 2016. Connect 2045 will assist with guiding transportation improvements in the region over the next 30 years. This multimodal fiscally constrained plan was developed in conjunction with the Maryland and Delaware Departments of Transportation in accordance with applicable federal guidelines governing the development of transportation plans in Urbanized Areas. Click here to review Connect 2045.

Transportation Improvement Program

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, the S/WMPO Council unanimously adopted the FY 2017 FY 2020 (Maryland) and FY 2016 FY 2019 (Delaware) Transportation Improvement Program. No public comments were received during the 15-day public review and comment period prior to action of the S/WMPO Council. Click here to view the adopted TIP.

On March 31, 2016, an Administrative Modification was made to the FY 2017 – FY 2020 (Maryland) and FY 2016 – FY 2019 TIP (Delaware). Click here to view the document.

On June 23, 2016, the S/WMPO Council unanimously approved the FY 2017 – FY 2020 TIP. Click here to view the Adopted FY 2017 - FY 2020 TIP.

On August 10, 2016, the S/WMPO Council will review and act on proposed amendments to the adopted FY 2017 - FY 2020 TIP, dated June 23, 2016. Prior to an action of the Council, the proposed amendments are available for review and comments will be received through August 9, 2016. Click here to view the proposed amendments to the planning document.

Unified Planning Work Program

On March 10, 2016, the S/WMPO Council unanimously adopted proposed amendments to the Organization's FY 2016 UPWP. Prior to an action of the S/WMPO Council, the proposed amendments were reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee their meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016. At which time, the TAC unanimously made a favorable recommendation to forward the proposed amendments to the S/WMPO Council for their consideration. No comments were received during the 15-day public review and comments period. Click here to view the amended FY 2016 UPWP dated March 10, 2016.

On June 23, 2016, the S/WMPO Council unanimously adopted the FY 2017 UPWP. Click here to view the adopted FY 2017 UPWP.

Organizational Changes

In response to the revised Urbanized Area boundary for the S/WMPO, amendments to the Organization's Prospectus and Bylaws were unanimously adopted by the Council on November 24, 2015. Substantive amendments, include, but are not limited to increasing representation of voting members on the TAC and Council from jurisdictions and entities in Delaware, as well as establishing quorum(s) and modifying voting procedures.

The S/WMPO Council unanimously adopted the modified Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) on November 24, 2015. The MPA was delineated using the existing Urbanized Area boundary, as well as the contiguous areas expected to be developed within the 30-year planning horizon of Connect 2045. The MPA represents the area of interest for the S/WMPO to conduct regional transportation planning activities and studies.

 
 
Requests For Proposals
Long-Range Transportation Plan
Planning Studies
Unified Planning Work Program
Transportation Improvement Program
Organizational
Documents
 
ABOUT US

Welcome to the Salisbury/Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization (S/W MPO) website.

Located in the central portion of the Delmarva Peninsula, the S/W MPO is a regional transportation planning agency whose members include, in Maryland, the Cities of Salisbury and Fruitland, the Town of Delmar, and a portion of Wicomico County; and in Delaware, the Town of Delmar and a portion of Sussex County.

MPOs are created by federal law and provide a forum where local officials, public transportation providers and state agency representatives come together and cooperatively plan to meet a region's current and future transportation needs. The S/W MPO was designated by former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich on February 19, 2004, after the 2000 Census indicated that the criteria for an "urbanized area" and the establishment of an MPO had been met.

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MPOs are important because they direct how and where available state and federal dollars for transportation improvements will be spent. As defined by federal and state transportation regulations, the primary functions of the MPO are to:

As the S/W MPO works to fulfill its mission, the major goals of the organization include:

  • The efficient movement of people and goods;
  • The use of existing facilities to the fullest extent practical;
  • The use of limited financial resources to generate maximum benefit to the transportation system;
  • To limit impacts on air quality, the built environment, as well as historic, cultural and natural resources; and
  • To ensure public involvement throughout the transportation planning and project development process.

For more information about the S/W MPO and its activities, please utilize our Website and feel free to provide us with your comments about the site and transportation planning in our region. We encourage you to participate in our activities!

 

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