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Surface Transportation Committee (STC) Meeting – June 5, 2018 Agenda

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, NIRPC Lake Michigan Room


  1. Welcome and Introductions (Chair)


  2. Public Comment (Chair)


  3. Approval of February 6, 2018 Minutes (Chair) p. 2


  4. Notes from April 3, 2018 Informal Meeting (Chair) p. 3


  5. Presentation: Valparaiso University Reliability and Congestion Measures (Scott Weber)


  6. INDOT Letting Report (Stephan Summers) pp. 4-5


  7. NIRPC Staff Updates (Scott Weber)

    1. 2050 Plan Update

    2. Transportation Performance Measures Update pp. 6-7

    3. 2018 Household Travel Survey Update

    4. Air Quality Post Processor Model Update

    5. Congestion Management Process (CMP) Update

    6. Freight Update: Lessons Learned from 2018 Rail Supply Chain Summit


  8. Other Business (Chair)


  9. Adjourn (Chair)

Surface Transportation Committee Meeting NIRPC Dunes Room

February 6, 2018


Vice Chair Christine Cid called the meeting to order at 1:36 PM with self-introductions. Present were Christine Cid, Lake County Council; AJ Monroe, Holladay Properties, Jeff Huet, Schererville; Mark Gordish, Hammond; Denny Cobb, First Group Engineering; Stephan Summers, INDOT; Mike Yacolla, Ciorba Group.


NIRPC staff present were Scott Weber and Trey Wadsworth. Christine Cid asked for public comment, but there was none.

Christine Cid entertained a motion to approve the December 5, 2017 minutes. Jeff Huet made a motion that the minutes be approved, seconded by Mike Yacullo, and the December 5, 2017 minutes were approved.


Scott Weber gave a presentation on the Bridge Conditions in Northwest Indiana. Percent of National Highway System bridge deck area in good condition and in poor condition are the two performance measures INDOT and NIRPC will have to determine baseline performance and set targets on. Compared with the rest of the state, bridges in Northwest Indiana are somewhat less good and more poor, but with the word of caution that Scott did not calculate so far based on bridge deck area, which the rule calls for, but rather number of bridges. Denny Cobb asked Scott what he planned to do with the information showing that bridges in Northwest Indiana perform more poorly than the rest of the state, and Scott said it is up to this committee, but that he planned to relay the information to the INDOT team in charge of Performance Based Planning and Programming.


Stephan Summers gave the INDOT Letting Report. In January, several maintenance contracts let, and there was a $15 million big bridge bundle, especially in Hammond on Cline Avenue and Calumet Avenue, and the Indianapolis Blvd bridge in Highland over the GTW Railroad. In Hammond, INDOT is putting in some HAWK pedestrian signals. In February, there will be another bridge bundle, including twin bridges in Schneider on US-41 and on US-20 in Portage. There will also be a bridge replacement on State Line Ave over the Kankakee River. There will be a bike pedestrian trail in Hammond, and an interchange modification in Rolling Prairie on SR-2 with added travel lanes. In March, there will be letting for an interchange modification on Westbound I-80/94 at I-65.


Scott Weber gave staff updates. NIRPC adopted the Safety Performance Targets by supporting INDOT’s targets, but is undergoing public comment to amend in the Safety Performance Targets into the NIRPC 2040 Plan and FY 2018 to 2021 Transportation Improvement Program. NIRPC just kicked off the NIRPC Household Travel Survey to survey about 2,000 residents in Northwest Indiana, and collection will start in late March most likely. NIRPC is teaming up with a Valparaiso University Data Science class to analyze reliability and congestion in the region in order to prepare Performance Targets and report by May. The INDOT Air Quality Post Processor is moving along, with consultants developing a tool that works directly with the Travel Demand Model to reduce modeling time.


Trey Wadsworth mentioned a public comment period for the Greenway and Blueway 2020 Plan. Christine Cid adjourned the meeting.

Surface Transportation Committee Informal Meeting NIRPC Lake Michigan Room

April 3, 2018


Having no chair nor vice chair present, the proposed April 3, 2018 meeting became a Informal Meeting instead of a meeting.


Present were George Topoll, Union Township; Dean Button, Hammond; Jeff Huet, Schererville; Tim Burkman, Valparaiso; David Wright, Gary Public Transportation Corporation; Stephan Summers, Indiana Department of Transportation; Mike Yacullo, Indiana Department of Transportation; and Ismail Attallah, AES Services, Inc.


NIRPC Staff present were Trey Wadsworth, Dominque Edwards, and Scott Weber.


Being an informal meeting, there was no action on Agenda items 2 (public comment) or 3 (approval of February 6, 2018 minutes)


Scott Weber presented on the 2040 Plan Retrospective and Direction for 2050 Plan. The format of the presentation was the same as at other NIRPC topical committee meetings throughout late March into April. The presentation was about highlights of the 2040 Plan and milestones for the 2050 Plan. The presentation was also about the overall planned approach for developing the 2050 Plan.


David Wright asked how far out NIRPC plans on putting out the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for projects. Trey Wadsworth replied that NIRPC plans on releasing the NOFA in Fall 2018. David Wright also asked if there will still be both highway and transit projects solicited for in the NOFA and if there would be a land use component for evaluating projects in the NOFA. Trey Wadsworth replied yes to both questions.


Stephan Summers discussed INDOT’s project lettings. David Wright asked about the I-65 bridge project and if it included the Central Avenue bridge deck replacement. Stephan replied that it does.


Scott Weber gave the NIRPC staff updates. NIRPC has been working on the 2018 Household Travel Survey along with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). So far the survey has gone through 3 pilot tests, and there is an effort to improve response rates. There will hopefully be data collection beginning in the Spring 2018, but if not, then in Fall 2018. The development of the performance based planning and programming framework will be critical in the development of the 2050 Plan. Scott Weber mentioned that he attended a training on transportation performance management target setting with the National Transit Institute. Scott Weber mentioned that NIRPC has been partnering with Valparaiso University on a reliability and congestion project to better analyze the massive amount of data that NIRPC has access to. Scott mentioned that INDOT has been working on an update to the Air Quality Post Processor through a contract with Cambridge Systematics and DLZ that will allow NIRPC to directly calculate air quality conformity results. The tool will be available by May 16.


Scott Weber mentioned the Local Trax funding program just launched by INDOT to provide an 80/20 match for various projects that improve conditions at railway at-grade crossings. Dean Button brought up a discussion about upgrading bus shelters for ADA accessibility. Trey Wadsworth mentioned that this discussion is about whether all bus stops (not just shelters) are in ADA Transition Plans. David Wright mentioned that he would provide Dean Button with locations of GPTC’s system and stops in Hammond.

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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) INDOT - LaPorte District Letting


INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Driving Indiana's Economic Growth


$21,199,512.95

OFFICIAL TABULATION OF BIDS RECEIVED Total Letting Cost:

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LAPORTE DISTRICT FOR THE LETTINGS IN APRIL 2018

B-36670

Des: 1298548 Description: Bridge Deck Overlay

Letting Date: 4/11/2018

Route: I-80/94 Westbound through the I-65 System Interchange

Location: Georgia Street Bridge over I-80

Counties: Lake

SOLD

CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

AMOUNT OF BID

Ellas Construction Co LLC Munster, IN 219-476-0983

$377,037.30

B-40822

Des: 1006716 Description: Bridge Deck Replacement Des: 1173422 Route: I-65

Des: 1296986 Location: NB Bridge over CSX RR, Central Avenue and Ditch, 0;67 mile N of I-80/94

SB Bridge over CSX RR, Central Avenue and Ditch, 0.67 mile N of I-80/94 101st Avenue over I-65, 2.50 miles S of US 30

Counties: Lake


CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

Superior Construction CO INC Portage, IN 219-787-0850


Letting Date: 4/11/2018


SOLD


AMOUNT OF BID

$14,149,678.06

R-35979

Des: 1382601 Description: Intersection Improvement, Roundabout

Letting Date: 4/11/2018

Route: Local

Location: Silhavy Road at LaPorte Avenue

SOLD

Counties: Porter

APPARENT LOW BIDDER

CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

AMOUNT OF BID

Reith-Riley Constructions Gary, IN 219-977-0722

$4,698,118.70

R-38748

Des: 1383250 Description: HMA Overlay Minor Structural

Letting Date: 4/11/2018

Route: US 12

Location: 1.56 mile E of US 41 (Schrage Avenue) to US 12 & US 20 Jct. (Columbus Drive)

Counties: Lake

SOLD

CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

AMOUNT OF BID

Walsh & Kelly INC Griffith, IN 219-924-5900

$1,525,647.65

R-39012

Des: 1500421 Description: Construct ADA Aproved Sidewalk Ramps

Letting Date: 4/11/2018

Route: Local

Location: Northview Elementary sidewalks

SOLD

Counties: Porter

APPARENT LOW BIDDER

CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

AMOUNT OF BID

Walsh & Kelly INC Griffith, IN 219-924-5900

$449,031.24

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Driving Indiana's Economic Growth


LAPORTE DISTRICT FOR THE LETTINGS IN May 2018

R-30565

Des: 0500480 Description: Added Travel Lanes/HMA Overlay Des: 1383246 Route: US 20

Location: from .21 miles E of US 421 (Porter/LaPorte County Line) from 1.99 mi. W of US 421 to 1,100' E of US 421

County: LaPorte


Letting Date: 5/10/2018

R-33957

Des: 1006635 Description: HMA Overlay, Preventivie Maintenance/HMA Overlay Minor Structural/Added Travel Lanes/New Signal Installation Des: 1006772 Route: US 41 & US 231 & SR 55

Des: 1298309 Location: fromSR2 N JCT to 3.29 mi S of US 231 (135th Ave) Des: 1600481 from W JCT of SR 55 to US 41

Des: 1601381 from 1.48 mi S of US 30 (82nd Lane) to 0.83 mi S of US 30 (77th) Intersection of US231 at Fathke Rd, 2.8 mi E of US 41 Intersection of SR 55 and 129th Ave. 2.14 mi S of US 231

County: Lake


Letting Date: 5/10/2018

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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) INDOT - LaPorte District Letting



R-34044

Des:

1296518

Description:

HMA Overlay, Preventive Maintenance/Intersection Improvement/ Added Turn Lanes

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Des:

1592856

Route:

US 421 & US6

Des:

1006624

Location:

from SR 10, S JCT to US 30

Des:

1298316

from SR 49 to SR 39

Other Intersectin Improvement at Meridian

US 6 at Calumet Rd, 0.48 mi E of SR 49

County:

LaPorte and Porter

R-40386

Des:

1298567

Description:

Small Structure Pipe Lining

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Route:

I-65

Location

Small Structure over Little Calumet River, 0.17 mi. N of I-80/I-94

from .21 mi. E of US 421 to

County:

Lake


R-40731

Des:

1702281

Description:

Partial 3-R

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Des:

1702282

Route:

Local

Location

Michigan Ave pavement preservation form Harrison to Kingsbury

LPA

Madison Ave pavement restoration SR 2 to Perry St

County:

LaPorte

R-40804

Des:

1702743

Description:

Concrete Pavement Restoration

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Route:

I-65

Location

Just S of the I-65/US 231 Interchange, N to the I-65/US 30 Interchange

County:

Lake

RS-39309

Des:

1592854

Description:

HMA Overlay, Preventive Maintenance

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Des:

1600406

Route:

US 41 & SR 912

Location

from I-80/94 to 1.77 mi S of I-90 (Huehn St)

from 0.1 mi N of Highway Ave to Ridge Rd

County:

Lake

RS-40027

Des:

1592715

Description:

Surface Treatment, Thin HMA Overlay

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Des:

1592735

Route:

US 231 & SR 2

Location

from 0.78 mi S of N Jct of SR 2 (Hebron Corp Limit) to Tower Crossing

from N Jct of US 231 to 0.74 mi N of N Jct of US 231

County:

Porter

R-36665

Des:

1593209

Description:

Small Structure Pipe Lining

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Des:

1600012

Route:

I-65

Location:

0.78 mile S of SR 114

2.96 miles S of SR 2

Counties:

Jasper & Lake

R-40126

Des:

1700406

Description:

Interchange Modification

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Route:

I-80

Location:

I-80/94 Westbound through the I-65 System Interchange

Counties:

Lake

R-37668

Des:

1401028

Description:

Bike/Pedestian Facilities

Letting Date: 5/10/2018

Route:

Local

Location:

Construct Chessie Bike-Ped Trail 1

LPA

Counties:

LaPorte

Federal Highway Administration Transportation Performance Measure Update


Safety:

Measure

INDOT 1-Year Target

NIRPC 1-Year

Target

Number of Fatalities

814.9

Supporting INDOT

Rate of Fatalities per 100 million Vehicle Miles Traveled

1.036

Supporting INDOT

Number of Serious Injuries

3,479.8

Supporting INDOT

Rate of Serious Injuries per 100 million Vehicle Miles Traveled

4.347

Supporting INDOT

Number of Non-motorized Serious Injuries and Fatalities

417.0

Supporting INDOT


Pavement Condition:

Measure

INDOT 2-

Year Target

INDOT 4-

Year Target

NIRPC 2-

Year Target

NIRPC 4-

Year Target

Percent of Interstate Pavements in Good Condition

84.2%

84.2%

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

Percent of Interstate Pavements in Poor Condition

0.8%

0.8%

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

Percent of Non-Interstate National Highway System Pavements in Good Condition

78.7%

78.7%

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

Percent of Non-Interstate National Highway System Pavements in Poor Condition

3.1%

3.1%

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018


Bridge Condition:

Measure

INDOT 2-

Year Target

INDOT 4-

Year Target

NIRPC 2-

Year Target

NIRPC 4-

Year Target

Percent of National Highway System Bridge Area in Good Condition

48.3%

48.3%

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

Percent of National Highway System Bridge Area in Poor Condition

2.6%

2.6%

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

System Performance:

Measure

INDOT 2-

Year Target

INDOT 4-

Year Target

NIRPC 2-

Year Target

NIRPC 4-

Year Target

Percent of Person Miles Traveled on the Interstate that are Reliable

90.5%

92.8%

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

Percent of Percent Miles Traveled on the Non- Interstate National Highway System that are Reliable

N/A

89.8%

N/A

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

Truck Travel Time Reliability Index (TTTRI)

1.27

1.24

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

Peak Hours of Excessive Delay per Capita in the Chicago, IL-IN Urbanized Area

N/A

15.5

N/A

15.5

(Supporting INDOT)

Percent of Non-Single Occupancy Vehicle Travel in the Chicago, IL-IN Urbanized Area

31.6%

32.1%

31.6%

(Supporting INDOT)

32.1%

(Supporting INDOT)


Emissions Reductions:

Measure

INDOT 2-

Year Target

INDOT 4-

Year Target

NIRPC 2-

Year Target

NIRPC 4-

Year Target

VOC Reduction (kg/day)

1,600.0

2,600.0

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

NOx Reduction (kg/day)

1,600.0

2,200.0

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

CO Reduction (kg/day)

200.0

400.0

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

PM10 Reduction (kg/day)

0.30

0.50

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

TBD by Nov 16,

2018

PM2.5 Reduction (kg/day)

20.0

30.0

N/A

N/A