Public Meetings


S/WMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting -
The October 22, 2019, meeting of the S/WMPO TAC has been cancelled. Check back for the new meeting date, time, and location.

S/WMPO Council Meeting -
The S/WMPO Council will meet on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Seaford City Hall located on 414 High Street, Seaford Delaware. The meeting will commence at 1:00 PM. Click here to view the meeting 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 Department of Transportation - The Maryland Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the FY 2020 – FY 2025 Consolidated Transportation Program Public Hearing on Thursday, October 10, 2019. The Public Hearing will commence at 7:00 P.M. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Flanders Room, located on 500 Glen Avenue in Salisbury, Maryland. MDOT encourages municipal and county staff, elected officials, and the public to participate in this event. For more information contact Ian Beam, MDOT Regional Planner, at 410.865.1280 or via e-mail

Delaware Department of Transportation - The Delaware Department of Transportation invites you to attend their annual Capital Transportation Program meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at DelDOT’s South District Administration Building located on 23697 DuPont Blvd in Georgetown, Delaware. For more information visit

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 Draft Long Range Transportation Plan for the Salisbury-Wicomico MPO, Connect 2050, is available for a 30-day public review and comment period extending from October 4, 2019 through November 2, 2019. Comments may be submitted via e-mail; fax 410.548.4955; or mail Salisbury-Wicomico MPO, Attn: Keith Hall, PO Box 870, Salisbury, MD 21803. Click here to view the Draft Connect 2050.

Transportation Improvement Program

Prior to an action of the S/WMPO Council and in accordance with applicable requirements contained in the Public Participation Plan, the Draft FY2020 – FY2023 Transportation Improvement Program is available for a 15-day public review and comment period extending from October 4, 2019 through October 18, 2019. Comments may be submitted via e-mail; fax 410.548.4955; or mail S/WMPO, Attn: Keith Hall, PO Box 870, Salisbury, MD 21803. Click here to view the S/WMPO's Draft FY2020 – FY2023 Transportation Improvement Program.

On September 10, 2019, the S/WMPO Council approved Resolution 02-2019 amending the FY2019 – FY 2022 Transportation Improvement Program. The amendment, per the request of DelDOT, was to add four (4) 40’ electric powered buses to the TIP. Click here to view the FY2019 – FY2022 TIP dated September 10, 2019.

Unified Planning Work Program

On September 10, 2019, the S/WMPO Council approved Resolution 03-2019 amending the FY2020 Unified Planning Work Program. The amendments consisted of incorportating encumbered and unencumbered funding remaining from the FY 2019 budget. As amended, the budget increased from $209,193.00 to $648,916.09. Of which, the Maryland and Delaware portions account for $480,914.51 and $168,001.58, respectively. Click here to view the amended FY2020 Unified Planning Work Program dated Spetember 10, 2019.

Title VI Plan

As a sub-recipient of federal funding, the SWMPO is required to adopt a Title VI Plan. The intent of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to ensure No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin by excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. On June 26, 2018, the S/WMPO Council adopted the Title VI Plan. Click here to review the adopted S/WMPO Title VI Plan.

Organizational Changes

On February, 27, 2018, the S/WMPO Council unanimously approved the following amendments to the Organization's Prospectus and Bylaws: 1) PP. 15, Article 4 Committees, Section 2: Technical Advisory Committee – Increase membership of the TAC from 18 to 19 members; and 2) Add representative from the Salisbury Regional Airport as a voting member of the TAC. Click here to view the amended Prospectus and Bylaws dated February 27, 2018.

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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