Public Meetings


S/WMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting - At this time, the next S/WMPO TAC meeting has not been scheduled.

S/WMPO Council Meeting At this time, the next S/WMPO Council meeting has not been scheduled.

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 and June 26, 2018, 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 aforementioned TIP.

On June 26, 2018, the S/WMPO Council approved an amendment to the Maryland portion of the FY 2018 - FY 2021 TIP. Click here to review the current version of the TIP.

Unified Planning Work Program

On February 27, 2018, the S/WMPO Council unanimously approved the FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program for the Organization. As approved, the total budget for FY 2019 is $202,483.79. Of which, the Delaware portion of the FY 2019 budget accounts for $51,273.79, and the Maryland portion of the budget is $151,210.00 Funding will be used to conduct Core Planning, Administration, Public Participation, and Special Studies activities in support of regional transportation planning. Click here to review the adopted FY 2019 UPWP.

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

Each MPO has a policy board consisting of chief elected local officials and governmental entities representing different parts of the region served by a MPO.  The governing body of the S/WMPO is the Council.  As outlined in the Organization’s Prospectus and Bylaws, the Council consists of 12 voting members (9 Maryland and 3 Delaware).  The voting constituency of the Council includes representatives from the following governments and agencies: 

Wicomico County (3)    Sussex County (1)
City of Salisbury (2)  City of Seaford (1)
City of Fruitland (1)  Delaware Department of Transportation (1)
Town of Delmar (1)  
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore (1)  
Maryland Department of Transportation (1)  

The Council meets quarterly to review and act of items of regional significance pertaining to transportation planning activities and studies within the S/WMPO Metropolitan Planning Area. The representatives governments and governmental entities are designated by each jurisdiction or agency.

Mins. & Agenda




The S/WMPO Council established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of technical representatives, including, planners and engineers to provide technical expertise and develop recommendation to assist the Council. Responsibilities of the TAC include reviewing and recommending revisions to the transportation planning activities and studies, data collection, forecasting and modeling, and the Core Work Programs (TIP, UPWP, and LRTP). The TAC consists of no more than 19 members from the following entities:

  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Maryland Department of Planning
  • Wicomico County Department of Public Works
  • City of Salisbury Department of Infrastructure and Development
  • City of Fruitland
  • Town of Delmar, MD and DE
  • Town of Hebron
  • Shore Transit
  • Delmarva Water Transport Advisory Committee
  • Salisbury/Wicomico Dept. of Planning, Zoning & Community Development
  • Salisbury/Wicomico Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Salisbury University
  • Salisbury Regional Airport
  • Delaware Department of Transportation
  • Delaware Transit Corporation
  • Sussex County Planning Department
  • Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination
  • Delaware municipality (Laurel, Blades, Seaford rotating appointment every two-years)
  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Air Quality
  • Ex-Officio
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Maryland Transit Administration

Mins. & Agenda


The S/W MPO staff consists of personnel from the Salisbury-Wicomico Department of Planning, Zoning & Community Development. The Staff manages the operations of the MPO as directed by the Council and recommendations of the TAC, and coordinates all planning projects and activities identified by the Council. The Staff also acts as a local liasion to the State and Federal agencies involved in transportation planning within the MPO.

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