2018 Transportation Needs
The Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) is contracted with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to facilitate a regional Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) which includes two voting members from each of SMCOG’s 10 counties. Each year, the TAC reviews and prioritizes local and regional transportation needs within the region. The prioritized list is then sent to MoDOT’s Southwest District Office in Springfield to be combined with other District needs and prioritized by representatives from MoDOT’s Planning Partners. These needs may be addressed as funding becomes available. This prioritization process enables the State of Missouri to be better prepared for federal transportation funds that become available – making Missouri highly competitive in the bid to capture those funds.