Press Release: NIRPC to hold public comment period on the draft MOVE NWI

August 10, 2020

Contact:  Scott Weber
219-254-2520; sweber@nirpc.org

NIRPC to hold public comment period on the draft MOVE NWI

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 21-day public comment period on the draft MOVE NWI. The comment period begins today and will end August 30, 2020.

MOVE NWI is the federally required Congestion Management Process (CMP) for the Northwestern Indiana Region. It is a performance-oriented, data-driven process to effectively manage traffic congestion in the Northwestern Indiana Region. MOVE NWI also requires adherence of certain future transportation projects before they can be included in the planning and programming processes that NIRPC administers for the Northwestern Indiana Region.

Comments may be submitted until August 30, 2020 in the following ways:

  • Comment form: https://bit.ly/2EZuWP3
  • Phone: 219-763-6060
  • United States Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

All comments received during the 21-day public comment period will be compiled into a public comment report and responded to. This report will be made available to the public and distributed to the relevant NIRPC committees prior to any action on these items. It is anticipated that action will be taken at the September 8, 2020 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the September 17, 2020 meeting of the NIRPC Commission Executive Board.

Documents and information will be available for review at NIRPC’s website here. Requests for alternative formats may be directed to NIRPC by calling 219-763-6060, or by email at nirpc@nirpc.org. TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or 800-743-3333.

NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for Northwest Indiana. NIRPC’s purpose, as put forth in Indiana state statute, is to “provide a coordinative management process for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties and to institute and maintain a comprehensive planning and programming process for transportation, economic development, and environmental policy.”

Last modified: August 10, 2020