The Mid-South region is home to 1.3 million people and functions as a national transportation, logistics, and distribution hub. The region covers three states (Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi), five counties (Crittenden, DeSoto, Fayette, Shelby, and Marshall) and 21 municipalities within the Memphis metropolitan area. In 2022, the Memphis and West Memphis MPOs initiated the development of a Safety Action Plan (SAP) to establish a framework for reducing traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries across the Mid-South.
The Mid-South Safety Action Plan (SAP) provides a clear vision for improving safety outcomes throughout the regional transportation network. Drawing from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Safe System Approach and the international Toward Zero Deaths initiative, the SAP introduces a comprehensive set of data and community-driven safety strategies, countermeasures, and action items designed to guide the implementation of local road safety projects, studies, and programs across the Mid-South. The Mid-South Safety Action Plan was adopted by the Memphis MPO's Transportation Policy Board on May 25, 2023. The adopted plan, as well as the English and Spanish Executive Summaries, can be found below:
For more information regarding regional and statewide traffic safety initiatives, please visit the Memphis MPO's Safety Research and Statistics Webpage.
Working Group and Stakeholder Engagement
The development of the Mid-South SAP is guided by input from local planners and engineers. The MPOs are currently engaging these groups through regular working group and stakeholder meetings. See below for links to the presentation materials, meeting minutes, and survey results from the most recent Safety Action Plan Working Group (SAPWG) meetings.
SAPWG Meeting #3 (December 7, 2022)
SAPWG Meeting #2 (October 12, 2022)
SAPWG Meeting #1 (August 24, 2022)
Contact Information - Memphis MPO
If you would like more information on the plan and its development you can contact:
You can also contact any of the Transportation Planners with the Memphis MPO, visit the Staff Webpage for contact information.
Contact Information - West Memphis MPO