Emissions Reductions Program

Vehicle Emissions Educational Event (2/7/2020) Presentations:

NIRPC works with South Shore Clean Cities, Clean Car Check and Hoosier Helpers to help make people aware of the programs in Northwest Indiana that can help reduce emissions from your vehicle.Green Fleet Logo

South Shore Clean Cities (SSCC) manages the Northwest Indiana Green Fleet program for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). The goal of the program is to significantly improve the environmental performance of municipal fleets across NIRPC’s territory through diesel retrofits and other strategies. The goal of the program is to work with six governmental fleets in Lake(2), Porter(2), and LaPorte(2) to help mitigate barriers to adopting alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and create policies that support petroleum and vehicle emission reductions.

On January 16th, 2018, Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor the City of Hobart and South Shore Clean Cities held a press conference at the newly built Vehicle Maintenance Garage and (CNG) Compressed Natural Gas Station. Watch the 4 minute video “Hobart: The Eco-Friendly City” written and directed by South Shore Clean Cities and produced by NCVS, followed by the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and the press conference.

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Clean Air Car Check

The Clean Car Check is a free emissions testing program that is offered at a variety of locations in Northwest Indiana. Locations and Hours. You can also call the Clean Air Car Check Hotline at 888-240-1684.

Hoosier Helpers

The Hoosier Helpers are the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Freeway Service Patrol (FSP). Hoosier Helpers patrol the Borman Expressway (Interstate 80/94) and help clear incidents quickly to ease traffic and help broken down cars on the highway to help keep the highway clear. Hoosier Helpers aid nearly 20,000 motorists each year. Hoosier Helpers also patrol I-65 from US 30 in Merrillville to 15th Avenue in Gary at peak travel times. Three units are in operation at all times and can be reached by dialing 911 and asking for a Hoosier Helper.

For additional information on your car and how it relates to air quality check out the section on alternative fuels, and downloadable Car Care Booklet.