S/WMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting - The upcoming meeting of the TAC will be held on April 13, 2017, commencing at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the Tri County Council Multipurpose Center, Shore Transit Training Room located at 31901 Tri-County Way in Salisbury, MD. Click here to view agenda.
S/WMPO Council Meeting – The upcoming meeting of the S/WMPO Council is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The meeting location is Room 301 (Council Chambers) of the Government Office Building, 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21803.
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.
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
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 March 22, 2017, the S/WMPO Council unanimously approved amendments to the Delaware portion of the TIP. Prior to action of the Council, the TAC reviewed proposed amendments at their January 12, 2017 meeting. At which time, the TAC unanimously approved a favorable recommendation to forward the amendments for Council consideration. A 15-day public comment period was instituted before action of the Council, which no public comments were received. In addition, on March 29, 2017, several Administrative Modifications were processed as part of the Delaware portion of the FY 2017 – FY 2020. Click here to review the current TIP.
Unified Planning Work Program
On April 13, 2017, the S/WMPO TAC will review the proposed FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Contingent upon a satisfactory review, the proposed FY 2018 UPWP will be forwarded to the S/WMPO Council for their consideration. Consistent with the Organization's Public Participation, a 15-day public comment period will be instituted before an official action is taken on the proposed budget. Click here to view the proposed FY 2018 UPWP.
On June 23, 2016, the S/WMPO Council unanimously adopted the FY 2017 UPWP. Click here to view the adopted FY 2017 UPWP.
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.
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.