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The Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for regional transportation planning services in the ten county region. 

Transportation Services:

  • Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) - serves in an advisory capacity to the SMCOG board on transportation concerns

  • Maintenance of a regional transportation plan

  • Maintenance of a regional public transit-human service transportation coordination plan (TCP)

  • Sidewalk inventories

  • Low-water crossing inventories

  • Traffic calming demonstration facilitation

  • Local transportation planning



Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) has a mission to determine the regional inter-modal transportation needs and make recommendations on how those needs might be met. 

The TAC committee is comprised of two representatives from each of SMCOG's ten counties and are appointed each year by the SMCOG board of directors.

The TAC prioritizes local transportation needs within the region annually. Road, bridge, bicycle and pedestrian regional needs are then prioritized with all regional planning agencies in the MoDOT Southwest District for incorporation into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). 

2023-2024 SMCOG Top 15 Road and Bridge Priorities 

2023-2024 SMCOG Top 10 Bicycle and Pedestrian Priorities

2022-2023 SMCOG Top 15 Road and Bridge Priorities

2022-2023 SMCOG Top 15 Bicycle and Pedestrian Priorities


2021-2022 SMCOG Top 15 Road and Bridge Priorities

2021-2022 SMCOG Top 10 Bicycle and Pedestrian Priorities

2019-2020 SMCOG Top 10 Road and Bridge Priorities

2019-2020 SMCOG Top 10 Bicycle and Pedestrian Priorities

2018-2019 SMCOG Top 10 Road and Bridge Priorities

2018-2019 SMCOG Top 10 Bicycle and Pedestrian Priorities

2024-2025 County Needs Lists:

A blank copy of the needs survey can be found here.

To submit a new need that is not included in the lists above, please submit through the online form.

2024 County Transportation Needs Prioritization Meeting

1. Barry County: TBD

2. Christian County: TBD

3. Dade County: TBD

4. Dallas County: TBD

5. Greene County: TBD

6. Lawrence County: TBD

7. Polk County: TBD

8. Stone County: TBD

9. Taney County: TBD

10. Webster County: TBD

Regional Transportation Plan >>  See Plan Here

The SMCOG Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) ​is a comprehensive, performance based, multi-modal and coordinated regional plan, which develops a basis for future needs by using existing population, employment, and land use data to identify trends critical for the development of accurate forecastsand projections on growth and development that will guide future transportation improvements.


The purpose of this document is to submit the transportation needs for this region to MoDOT for inclusion in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the State’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The RTP covers all modes of transportation from a regional perspective, including freeways/highways, streets, public mass transit, airports, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, goods movement and special needs transportation.

Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (PTHSTCP) >>  See Plan Here 

Federal law requires that projects and programs seeking funding through the Enhanced Mobility for Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) be identified in a locally developed PTHSTCP. The PTHSTCP must be developed through a public process with participation from seniors, individuals with disabilities, transportation service providers, and human service agencies. Transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, seniors, and people with low incomes are identified in the PTHSTCP and strategies for meeting those needs are developed.

The SMCOG PTHSTCP was updated in 2023 and adopted by the Board of Directors on December 6, 2023.

TAC Agendas and Minutes

2024 TAC Meetings:

March 13, 2024: Agenda

January 10, 2024: Agenda | Minutes

2023 TAC Meetings:

January 18, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

March 8, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

May 10, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

July 12, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

August 9, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

November 8, 2023: Agenda | Minutes

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