Public Meetings


S/WMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting -
The upcoming meeting of the S/WMPO TAC will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, commencing at 10:30 AM. This meeting will be conducted via conference call due to the COVID-19 crisis. Call in information for the conference call can be found on the agenda. Click here for agenda.

S/WMPO Council Meeting -
The upcoming meeting of the S/WMPO Council will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020, commencing at 1:00 PM in Council Chambers (Room 301) of the Government Office Building located at 125 N. Division Street in Salisbury, MD. Click here for 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 2019 Long Range Transportation Plan, Connect 2050, was adopted by the Salisbury-Wicomico MPO Council via Resolution 05-2019 on December 17, 2019. Click here to view Connect 2025.

Transportation Improvement Program

On December 17, 2019, the Salisbury/Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization approved Resolution 04-2019 adopting the FY 2020 – FY 2023 Transportation Improvement Program (“TIP”). Click here to view the FY 2020 – FY 2023 TIP.

Per the request of the Maryland Department of Transportation, S/WMPO staff processed the following Administrative Modification to the FY 2020 – FY 2023 TIP on April 14, 2020:
PP. 14, Project Code 8, Capital Assistance of transit services provide by Shore Transit
Increase Section 5339 funding by $850,000.00 for capital assistance in FY 2021. This new funding was awarded through the Section 5339 Bus & Bus Facilities discretionary program. The funding will be used to provide three (3) small bus replacements, three (3) medium duty bus replacements, as well as converting six (6) buses to propane.

Unified Planning Work Program

On February 27, 2020, the S/WMPO Council adopted the FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program. As adopted, the total FY 2021 budget is $212,189, which the Maryland and Delaware allocations are $157,863 and $54,236, respectively.

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.

Transportation Performance Management

In accordance with applicable federal laws, the MPO TAC and Council will review the Transportation Performance Management safety targets for calendar year 2020. Prior to an action of the MPO Council , the Safety targets will be available for a 15-day public review period ending at 5:00 PM on December 16th. Click here to view the proposed safety targets.

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.

Public Participation Plan

Proposed revisions to the S/WMPO’s Public Participation Plan (“PPP”) are available for a 45-day public review and comment period prior to advancing for an action of the S/WMPO Council. The public comment period extends from May 4, 2020 through June 17, 2020. Comments can be sent to Brian Soper via e-mail, fax 410.548.4955, or mail P.O. Box 870 Salisbury, MD, 21803-0870. Click here to view the proposed amendments to the S/WMPO’s PPP.

Organizational Changes

To ensure consistency with the applicable sections of the S/WMPO’s PPP, amendments are proposed to the Organization’s Prospectus and Bylaws. These amendments are available for a 15-day public review and comment period from May 4, 2020 extending through May 18, 2020. Comments can be sent to Brian Soper via e-mail, fax 410.548.4955, or mail P.O. Box 870 Salisbury, MD, 21803-0870. Click here to view the proposed amendments to the S/WMPO’s Prospectus and Bylaws.

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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