NEWS FROM NIRPC – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 9, 2021
Contact: Charles Bradsky
NIRPC Public comment period opens March 9 for Region transportation, air quality, and long-term planning programs having significant impact on NWI roads and drivers
NIRPC to hold public comment period on 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #13, NWI 2050 Amendment #2, 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program, and Air Quality Conformity
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 30-day public comment period on the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #13, NWI 2050 Amendment #2, 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program, and Air Quality Conformity Determination Report. The comment period begins today, March 9, 2021 and will end April 8, 2021.
NIRPC’s TIP is a short-range financial and spending plan for the allocation of federal transportation funding. These funds can be used for highway, transit, and non-motorized transportation projects. NIRPC’s TIP includes projects undertaken by municipalities, counties, transit operators, and the State of Indiana. Investments included in the TIP are prioritized to support the goals of the long-range plan. Federal planning regulations guide the preparation and development of the TIP documents.
NIRPC’s long-range transportation plan is NWI 2050. This plan has a 30-year planning horizon and determines how federal funds will be spent to meet the regional vision of Northwestern Indiana. Find more information on NWI 2050 on the NIRPC website at nirpc.org.
The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report demonstrates that the project modified by NWI 2050 Amendment #2 and the 2022-2026 TIP will not result in motor vehicle emissions that exceed the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the Indiana State Implementation Plan.
Drafts of the proposed documents for comment, listed here, can be found on the NIRPC website:
- 2020-2024 TIP Amendment #13
- NWI 2050 Amendment #2
- 2022-2026 TIP
- Air Quality Conformity Determination Report
Comments may be submitted until April 8, 2021 in the following ways:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 219-763-6060
- United States Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368
All comments received during the 30-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 April 6, 2021 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the April 15, 2021 meeting of the NIRPC Commission.
Documents are available for review using the links provided below. Requests for alternative formats may be directed to NIRPC by calling 219-763-6060, or by email at email@example.com. 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 La Porte counties and to institute and maintain a comprehensive planning and programming process for transportation, economic development, and environmental policy.
Last modified: March 9, 2021