Public Meetings


S/WMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting - The upcoming TAC meeting will be held on Thursday April 12, 2018, commencing at 10:30 AM. The meeting will occur in Room 306 of the Government Office Building located at 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD.

S/WMPO Council Meeting The upcoming meeting of the S/WMPO Council is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018, commencing at 1:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers of the Seaford City Hall located at 414 High Street in Seaford, DE. 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 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 meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings commence at 6:30 PM in Room 306 of the Government Office Building, 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21803. For more information, contact City of Salisbury Public Works 410.548.3170.

Core Planning Documents

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. On November 28, 2017, the S/WMPO Council approved amendments to Appendix F of Connect 2045. 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 January 24, 2018, Administrative Modifications occurred to the Maryland portion of the S/WMPO's FY 2018 FY 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Click here to review the current version of the TIP.

Unified Planning Work Program

The Council will review and take action on amendments to the FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program at their upcoming meeting on February 14, 2018. Click here to review proposed amendments to the FY 2018 budget.

On January 30, 2018, the TAC will review the draft FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program and make a recommendation to the S/WMPO Council for their consideration. Prior to an action of Council, the draft is available for public review and comment for a 15-day period extending from January 23, 2018 through February 6, 2018. Click here to review the draft FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program.

Public comments on the proposed amendments to the FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program and / or the Draft 2019 Unified Planning Work Program, can be submitted via: e-mail; fax 410.548.4955; or snail mail Salisbury-Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization, P.O. Box 870, Salisbury, MD 21803-0870.

Organizational Changes

The following amendments are proposed to the S/WMPO's Prospectus and Bylaws dated June 1, 2017: 1) PP. 15, Article 4 Committees, Section 2: Technical Advisory Committee: 1) membership increased from 18 to 19 members; and 2) add representative from Salisbury Regional Airport. The proposed amendments to the Prospectus and Bylaws are available for a 30 - day public review and comment period extending from October 6, 2017 thru November 4, 2017. Comments can be submitted via: e-mail; fax 410.548.4955; or mail Salisbury-Wicomico MPO, PO Box 870, Salisbury, MD 21803. Click here to view the proposed amendments to the Salisbury-Wicomico MPO's Prospectus and Bylaws.

On June 1, 2017, the S/WMPO Council approved the following amendments to the Organization's Prospectus and Bylaws: 1) revise confirmation of TAC members and officers for a period of two years (beginning on an odd calendar year); and 2) Vice Chairperson will assume role of Chairperson after serving two year term and contingent upon confirmation by the S/WMPO Council.

On March 22, 2017, the S/WMPO Council approved the following proposed amendments to the Prospectus and Bylaws: 1) Add Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air Quality as a voting member of the Technical Advisory Committee; and 2) increasing a quorum of the Technical Advisory Committee from 9 to 10 voting members. Click here to view the Organization's Bylaws and Prospectus.

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.

Other Business

Federal Highway Functional Classification System

In accordance with applicable Federal regulations, the Federal Highway Functional Classification System update occurs every 10 years. This is a collaborative regional transportation planning effort amongst Federal Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, counties, and cities. The classification system conveys a road segment's current capacity, speed, and relationship to existing land uses. Click here to review adopted updates.

Requests For Proposals
Long-Range Transportation Plan
Planning Studies
Unified Planning Work Program
Transportation Improvement Program

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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