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. SMCOG's transportation services include:

  • 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 Resources
Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)

The TAC's mission is to determine the regional inter-modal transportation needs of the SMCOG service area and make recommendations to local, regional, and state entities on how those needs might be met. The 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). 

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

2019-2020 MoDOT Southwest District Road and Bridge Priorities

2019-2020 MoDOT Southwest District Bicycle and Pedestrian Priorities

2018-2019 MoDOT Southwest District Road and Bridge Priorities

2018-2019 MoDOT Southwest District Bicycle and Pedestrian Priorities

2021-2022 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:

2021 County Transportation Needs Prioritization Meeting Schedule

(Please note that this list will be updated as county meetings are scheduled)

  1. Barry: Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. 

  2. Christian: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. 

  3. Dade: Monday, May 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. 

  4. Dallas: Monday, May 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

  5. Greene: Friday, June 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. 

  6. Lawrence: Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. 

  7. Polk: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. 

  8. Stone: Monday, April 26, 2021

  9. Taney:  Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. 

  10. Webster: Monday, May 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. 

TAC Agendas and Minutes

2021-2022 TAC Meetings:

July 14, 2021: Agenda



2020 - 2021 TAC Meetings:

August 12, 2020: Agenda


November 18, 2020: Agenda


January 13, 2021: Agenda


March 10, 2021: Agenda 


May 12, 2021: Agenda 


Regional Transportation Plan

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 forecasts
and 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 (TCP)

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 TCP. The TCP 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 TCP and strategies for meeting those needs are developed.

The SMCOG TCP was updated in 2017-2018 and adopted by the Board of Directors on March 28, 2018.