The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is the committee comprised of staff from each of the participating units of government as well as representatives from various modes of transportation.  The TAC's role is to assist and advise the Urbanized Development Commission on technical matters as they relate to the different elements of the transportation planning process.

Committee Members:

  • Scott Anderson (Chair), Minnehaha County Planning
  • Shannon Ausen, City of Sioux Falls Engineering
  • Ron Baumgart, Private Transportation Carrier
  • Andy Berg, City of Sioux Falls Engineering
  • Toby Brown, Lincoln County Planning
  • Jack Dokken, SDDOT Office of Secretary (Air, Rail and Transit)
  • Travis Dressen, SDDOT Division of Operations
  • Terry Fluit, Lincoln County Highway
  • Sarah Gilkerson, SDDOT Project Development
  • Greg Heitmann*, Federal Highway Administration
  • Sophie Johnson (Vice-Chair), South Eastern Council of Governments
  • Dan Letellier, Air Transportation
  • Jacob Maras, Minnehaha County Highway 
  • Clark Meyer, Railroad
  • OPEN, Trucking
  • Gary Horrocks, Sioux Falls Public Transportation
  • Fletcher Lacock, City of Sioux Falls Planning
  • Todd Vik, Sioux Falls School District
  • *Denotes a non-voting member of the TAC

2024 Meeting Schedule

All meetings begin at 2:00 PM

January 18th
March 14th
May 9th
July 11th
August 15th
September 12th
November 7th

Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization
Encourages Area Trucking Representatives
to Submit for Opening on Technical Advisory Committee


Sioux Falls Metropolitan Area, South Dakota: Members of the public who are interested in representing Trucking industry interests are invited to apply for a vacant position on the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The MPO directs and oversees all transportation planning and programming activities within the Sioux Falls metropolitan planning area. This includes the cities of Brandon, Crooks, Harrisburg, Hartford, Sioux Falls, and Tea, as well as portions of Lincoln County and Minnehaha County.

The TAC is an important component of transportation planning for the MPO. It is the committee that has been established to advise the policy board (Urbanized Development Commission) on the technical aspects of transportation plans under consideration. In addition, the TAC conducts public meetings on all of the federally required products of the local transportation planning process. The TAC's membership is comprised of staff from the participating units of government as well as representatives from various modes of transportation within the metro area. The TAC meets seven times a year, generally on a bi-monthly basis. Regular attendance at the meetings is required. Meetings are held on Thursdays beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Representatives will be selected by several criteria including the ability to review planning products while considering technical aspects of transportation planning products such as costs, construction phasing, engineering design, and associated issues. “Request to Serve” applications can be downloaded at www.siouxfallsmpo.org/committees/tac or can be requested by contacting Sean Hegyi at sean@secog.org or 605.681.8176. Applications are open until the membership position is filled.