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Technical Planning Committee

August 14, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Lake Michigan Room 6100 Southport Road, Portage

Annotated Agenda


    1. Call to Order by Chairman, Opening and Announcements

    2. Pledge of Allegiance; Introductions

    3. Meeting Participation Survey

      INDOT requires NIRPC to develop a questionnaire to help evaluate the success of their efforts to reach out to all members of our community. Participation is strictly voluntary and anonymous.

    4. Minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting (Pages 1-2)

ACTION REQUESTED: Approval


2.0 Public Comment on Agenda Items

This is an opportunity for comments from members of the audience. The amount of time available to speak will be limited to 3 minutes. Commenters must sign the blue form.


3.0 Presentation: Development of the Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan This plan is a federal requirement in order to receive funding that provides resources for eligible transit operators to improve mobility for people with disabilities, people who are elderly and people with low incomes. (Page 3)


    1. Implementation Planning

    2. 2050 Plan – Pop Up Events

    3. Complete Streets Workshop This Fall


5.0 FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Resolution 18-13, TIP Amendment 18-16. Amendment 16 is out for a 30-day public comment period ending August 13, 2018 and committee review. No comments have been received to date. A summary memo will be included in the final meeting materials. (Pages 4-10)

ACTION REQUESTED: Recommendation to the Commission to Approve


6.0 City of Gary’s Appeal on Two Denied Project Scope Changes

The City of Gary requested of the Transportation Resources Oversight Committee (TROC) that two programmed projects’ funding be reprogrammed to three different projects under the Draft Scope Change Policy approved by TROC. TROC approved one project to be reprogrammed and denied two other projects on a tied motion and a failed motion. The City of Gary is appealing this vote to the Technical Planning Committee. (Pages 11-44)

ACTION REQUESTED: Vote to Reverse or Sustain Transportation Resources Decision


    1. Topical Committee Reports

      Various committees are invited to report out on their meetings.

    2. Environmental Management Policy Committee (EMPC)

    3. Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee (3PC)

    4. Transit Operators Roundtable (TOR)

    5. Land Use Committee (LUC)

    6. Surface Transportation Committee (STC)

    7. Transportation Resource & Oversight Committee (TROC)


    1. Reports from Planning Partners

    2. Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration

    3. Neighboring Regional Planning Agencies


9.0 Emerging Trends

A brief video of innovative transportation related happenings.


    1. Other Business, Staff Announcements and Upcoming Meetings

    2. Other Business

    3. Staff Announcements

    4. NIRPC Meetings/Events

      • The Finance & Personnel Committee will meet on Thursday, August 16 at 8:00 a.m. in the Dune Room at NIRPC.

      • The NIRPC Executive Board will meet on Thursday, August 16 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.

      • The Transportation Resource & Oversight Committee – Lake and Porter Counties will meet on Tuesday, August 28 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan room at NIRPC.

      • The Transportation Resource & Oversight Committee – LaPorte County will meet on Tuesday, August 28 at 1:30 p.m. at City of La Porte Parks Department.

      • The NIRPC offices will be closed on September 3 in observance of Labor Day.

      • The Surface Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.

      • The Environmental Management Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, September 6 at 9

        a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.

      • The Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee will meet on Thursday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.


11.0 Next Meeting

The next Technical Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at the NIRPC office.


    1. Adjournment


      Requests for alternate formats, please contact Mary Thorne at NIRPC at least 48 hours prior at (219) 763-6060 extension 131 or at mthorne@nirpc.org. Individuals with hearing impairments may contact us through the Indiana Relay 711 service by calling 711 or (800) 743-3333.


      The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

      Technical Planning Committee Meeting

      NIRPC Lake Michigan Room, 6100 Southport Road, Portage July 10, 2018

      MINUTES


      Chairman Kevin Breitzke called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and self-introductions. Members present included Kevin Breitzke, Will Farrellbegg, David Wright, Mark O’Dell, Kelly Wenger, Tom MacLennan, Margot Sabato, Dean Button and Beth Shrader. Others present included Jerry Siska, Bruce Lindner, Jeff Huet, Chris Moore, Jake Dammarell, Chris Moore, Doug Ferguson, Claudia Taylor, David Clark, Eric Wolverton, Laurie Keagle, Tom VanderWoude, Ismail Attallah, Tim Werner, Francisco Rosado, Jr., Adam Higgins and Andrew Steele. Joyce Newland of the Federal Highway Administration participated via conference phone. Staff present included Mitch Barloga, Trey Wadsworth, Kathy Luther, Charles Bradsky, Scott Weber, James Winters, Peter Kimball and Mary Thorne.


      The INDOT participation survey was available at the table in the lobby. The minutes of the May 8, 2018 Technical Planning Committee meeting were approved on a motion by Will Farrellbegg and a second by Tom MacLennan. There were no public comments.


      Implementation Planning

      Trey Wadsworth presented the changes made to the goals and visions for the 2050 Plan based on feedback received in the last round of public engagement. He overviewed a matrix created by staff based on the feedback which featured plan focus areas of Economy and Place, Environment, Mobility and People and Leaders with visions of Connected NWI, Renewed NWI, United NWI and Vibrant NWI. Staff is working on data analysis and target measures needed to address the 16 critical paths identified in order to be in compliance with federal regulations and measure progress in achieving the goals and visions of the 2050 Plan. Staff will then revise the project selection criteria for the new NOFA and the next TIP. On a motion by Mark O’Dell and a second by Will Farrellbegg, the Committee voted to give their preliminary endorsement of the vision statements and critical paths as outlined in the matrix.


      Mitch Barloga announced that NIRPC received an award for its Greenways+Blueways 2020 Plan from the National Association of Regional Councils.


      Mitch Barloga said that the Marquette Greenway was not awarded a TIGER grant, but next Thursday, we are submitting it for the BUILD grant in the amount of $23 million. Results will be announced in December.


      Mitch Barloga announced a Complete Streets workshop will be held at NIRPC on July 20 from 9 am to 4 pm. There is a $30 registration fee.


      Programming

      Charles Bradsky referenced the comment report for FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #13 for local projects and #14 for INDOT projects. One comment was received but there was no response to our request for clarification. The comment was not significant.


      Resolution 18-10, Amendment 13 to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is for local projects which were vetted and supported by the Transportation Resource & Oversight Committee. On a motion by Dean Button and a second by Mark O’Dell, the Technical Planning Committee recommended Resolution 18-10, Amendment 13 to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program to the NIRPC Board for adoption.


      Resolution 18-11, Amendment 14 to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is for INDOT projects for the State Transportation Program. There was one comment from ICG on DES

      #1700523. On a motion by Will Farrellbegg and a second by Dean Button, the Technical Planning


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      Committee recommended Resolution 18-11, Amendment 14 to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program to the NIRPC Board for adoption.


      James Winters referenced the comment report for FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #15 for transit projects. No comments were received.The two GPTC projects were in a previous TIP and needed to be added to the current TIP. 5339 is FTA funding for bus and bus facilities for fixed route for capital projects only. On a motion by Will Farrellbegg and a second by David Wright, the Technical Planning Committee recommended Resolution 18-12, Amendment 15 to the FY 2018- 2021 Transportation Improvement Program to the NIRPC Board for adoption


      Topical Committee Reports

      • Kathy Luther said the Environmental Management Policy Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on August 2.

      • Mitch Barloga said the Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee will meet on August 2 at 11 a.m.

      • James Winters reported that the transit operators will meet immediately after this meeting.

      • The Land Use Committee will meet on August 15. A presentation will be given by Kelly Annoe, Legacy Foundation, on the Around the Table Report.

      • Scott Weber said the Surface Transportation Committee will meet on August 7 at 9 a.m.


        Planning Partners

        No Report.


        Emerging Trends: A video was shown on future impacts to transportation of rideshare programs.


        Announcements

      • David Wright said a hybrid option for fixed route did not produce expected ridership and the company is going out of business. New transit maps for GPTC and East Chicago Transit are available. A progress report for the Broadway Metro Express is available. Full day service on the Lake Shore South in Hammond and Highland is back.

      • Laurie Keagle of South Shore Clean Cities said a VW Diesel mitigation workshop will be held next Tuesday at NIRPC from 9 am to 11 am. The event is free but registration is required.

      • Charles Bradsky said the draft e-TIP is ready. LPA’s should make any changes or recommendations to their projects. Amendments will now be done quarterly. TROC is the 4th Tuesday of the month, so both meetings will be held on July 24, Lake and Porter at 9 a.m. and LaPorte at 1:30.

      • Trey Wadsworth introduced Peter Kimball who will handle freight and highway safety planning and data analysis.

      • Kelly Wenger said the West Lake and double tracking projects are moving forward. Property acquisition will begin in the fall.

      • Kevin Breitzke read the list of upcoming meetings.


        The next Technical Planning Committee meeting is August 9 at 9 a.m. at NIRPC. On a motion by Will Farrellbegg and a second by Tom MacLennan, Kevin Breitzke adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.


        A Digital MP3 of this meeting is filed. Contact Mary Thorne at the phone number or email below should you wish to receive a copy or a portion of it.


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        Your input is requested!

        The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is developing a coordinated public transit human services transportation plan. This Coordinated Transit Plan is a federal requirement in order to receive funding that provides resources for eligible transit operators to improve the mobility for people with disabilities, people who are elderly, and people who are low income.


        Provide your feedback to help shape public transit in Northwestern Indiana!


        August 14th | 2:30 pm

        Valparaiso


        Porter County Public Library 103 Jefferson St.

        Valparaiso, IN 46383 Meeting Room B


        August 15th | 5:00 pm

        Gary


        Gary WorkOne Office 504 Broadway

        4th Floor Large Conference Room


        August 16th | 3:30 pm

        Michigan City


        Michigan City Public Library 100 E 4th St

        Michigan City, IN 46360

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        6060, extension 131 or at mthorne@nirpc.org.


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        RESOLUTION 18-13


        A RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AMENDING THE

        FY 2018-2021 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR LAKE, PORTER, AND LAPORTE COUNTIES, INDIANA

        AMENDMENT NO. 16

        August 16, 2018


        WHEREAS, Northwest Indiana’s citizens require a safe, efficient, effective, resource- conserving regional transportation system that maintains and enhances regional mobility and contributes to improving the quality of life in Northwest Indiana; and


        WHEREAS, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, hereafter referred to as “the Commission”, being designated the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County area, has established a regional, comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing (3-C) transportation planning process to develop the unified planning work program, a transportation plan, and a transportation improvement program to facilitate federal funding for communities, counties, and transit operators, and to provide technical assistance and expertise to regional transportation interests; and


        WHEREAS, the Commission performs the above activities to satisfy requirements of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015 (PL 114-94), applicable portions of all prior federal transportation program authorizing legislation, as well as other federal, state, and local laws mandating or authorizing transportation planning activities; and


        WHEREAS, the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is a product of a multi-modal, 3-C transportation planning process, compatible with regional goals and objectives and socio-economic and demographic factors used to form the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan (CRP), as amended; and


        WHEREAS, the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is an implementation of the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan (CRP), as amended; is fiscally constrained, and is consistent with the State Implementation Plan for Air Quality; and

        WHEREAS, the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is developed by the Commission in coordination and cooperation with local elected and appointed highway and transit officials, special interest and service organizations, including users of public transit, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Federal Transit Administration, and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency; and


        WHEREAS, the changes to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program brought about by this amendment were reviewed by the Air Quality Conformity Task Force’s Interagency Consultation Group (ICG); and


        WHEREAS, the changes to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program brought about by this amendment were subjected to public comment in the manner prescribed by the 2014 Public Participation Plan with no comments received; and


        WHEREAS, the Technical Policy Committee (TPC) has recommended that the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission make these changes to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.


        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission hereby amends the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program by adding the new projects and making other changes as shown on the attachment to this resolution.


        Duly adopted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission this sixteenth day of August, 2018.



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        Geof R. Benson Chairperson


        ATTEST:



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        Karen Freeman-Wilson Secretary

        2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, Indiana

        Resolution 18-13; Amendment #16 August 2018


        INDOT/LPA/Transit Projects/Project Phases Amendment


        DES Sponsor Project Description/Location TIP Action Fund

        Type


        Year Phase Total Cost Federal Non-Federal


        1702989


        INDOT


        US 6 @ US 421 S Junction, Intersection Improvement, Roundabout; Located in Town of Westville, LaPorte County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $164,800.00

        $131,840.00

        $32,960.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $1,862,478.00

        $1,489,982.00

        $372,496.00

        New project request from INDOT



        1702992


        INDOT


        US20 from 4.8 miles east of SR39 (CR300E) to

        7.2 miles east of SR39 (CR500E) Auxiliary Lanes, Two-way Left Turn Lanes; Located in

        LaPorte County


        Add New Project


        STP

        2020

        PE

        $542,123.00

        $433,698.00

        $108,425.00

        2021

        UT

        $600,000.00

        $480,000.00

        $120,000.00

        2022

        UT

        $60,000.00

        $48,000.00

        $12,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $1,000,000.00

        $800,000.00

        $200,000.00

        2023

        RR

        $70,000.00

        $56,000.00

        $14,000.00

        2023

        RW

        $100,000.00

        $80,000.00

        $20,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $5,738,188.00

        $4,590,550.00

        $1,147,638.00

        2023

        CE

        $200,000.00

        $160,000.00

        $40,000.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1702993


        INDOT


        US20 from 400' east of SR39 to 2.85 miles east of SR39 (Fail Rd) Auxiliary Lanes, Two- way Left Turn Lanes; Located in LaPorte County


        Add New Project


        STP

        2020

        PE

        $661,484.00

        $529,187.00

        $132,297.00

        2021

        UT

        $70,000.00

        $56,000.00

        $14,000.00

        2021

        RW

        $1,000,000.00

        $800,000.00

        $200,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $100,000.00

        $80,000.00

        $20,000.00

        2022

        UT

        $700,000.00

        $560,000.00

        $140,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $7,013,340.00

        $5,610,672.00

        $1,402,668.00

        2023

        CE

        $220,000.00

        $176,000.00

        $44,000.00

        New project request from INDOT

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        1702995


        INDOT

        SR 49 @ I-80, Intersection of SR49 at Gateway Blvd/I-80/I-90 Ramp Intersect.

        Improv. W/ Added Turn Lanes; Located in Town of Chesterton, Porter County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $210,000.00

        $168,000.00

        $42,000.00

        2022

        UT

        $70,000.00

        $56,000.00

        $14,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $2,339,398.00

        $1,871,518.00

        $467,880.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703000


        INDOT


        SR 912 Pedestrian Walk@.-Rr Yard, Service Rd, 01.40 W US 12 Bridge Removal; Located in Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $43,200.00

        $34,560.00

        $8,640.00

        2022

        RW

        $40,000.00

        $32,000.00

        $8,000.00

        2022

        UT

        $10,000.00

        $8,000.00

        $2,000.00

        2023

        RR

        $40,000.00

        $32,000.00

        $8,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $420,721.00

        $336,577.00

        $84,144.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703001


        INDOT


        Sr 2@.-West Creek Ditch, 02.13 W US 41, Bridge Replacement, Concrete; Located in Lake County


        Add New Project


        STP

        2020

        PE

        $93,040.00

        $74,432.00

        $18,608.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $35,000.00

        $28,000.00

        $7,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $1,328,987.00

        $1,063,190.00

        $265,797.00

        New project request from IND .


        1703002


        INDOT


        SR 8 @.-Dahl Ditch, 00.24 W US 421, Bridge Replacement, Concrete; Located in Town of LaCrosse, LaPorte County


        Add New Project


        STP

        2020

        PE

        $82,490.00

        $65,992.00

        $16,498.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $30,000.00

        $24,000.00

        $6,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $699,064.00

        $559,251.00

        $139,813.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703004


        INDOT


        US 30@.-Dyer Ditch, 01.10 W US 41 Bridge Replacement, Concrete, Located in Town of Dyer, Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $88,000.00

        $70,400.00

        $17,600.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $40,000.00

        $32,000.00

        $8,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $1,256,844.00

        $1,005,475.00

        $251,369.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703005


        INDOT


        US 30@.-Crooked Creek, 03.52 E SR 49 Bridge Replacement, Concrete, Located in City of Valparaiso, Porter County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $184,000.00

        $147,200.00

        $36,800.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $40,000.00

        $32,000.00

        $8,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $2,632,174.00

        $2,105,739.00

        $526,435.00

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        New project request from INDOT


        1703009


        INDOT


        Sr 49@.-Ahlgrim Ditch, 03.10 N SR 8, Bridge Replacement, Concrete; Located in Porter County


        Add New Project


        STP

        2020

        PE

        $86,400.00

        $69,120.00

        $17,280.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $30,000.00

        $24,000.00

        $6,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $811,367.00

        $649,094.00

        $162,273.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703011


        INDOT


        SR 912 Michigan Avenue@.-Sr 912 Eb/Wb, Ramps, Rr, 01.34 W US 12 Bridge Replacement, Steel; Located in Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $912,000.00

        $729,600.00

        $182,400.00

        2022

        RW

        $35,000.00

        $28,000.00

        $7,000.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $13,058,188.00

        $10,446,550.00

        $2,611,638.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703012


        INDOT


        SR 912 Ramp B@.-Ramp B, 01.33 W US-12

        Bridge Replacement, Concrete; Located in Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $80,000.00

        $64,000.00

        $16,000.00

        2022

        UT

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $1,126,898.00

        $901,518.00

        $225,380.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703038


        INDOT


        SR - 130, 00.80mi S US 6 Small Structure Replacement; Located in Hobart, Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $38,040.00

        $30,432.00

        $7,608.00

        2022

        UT

        $10,000.00

        $8,000.00

        $2,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $359,860.00

        $287,888.00

        $71,972.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1703043


        INDOT


        Sr 51@.-Deep River, 02.00mi N of US 30 Replace Superstructure; Located in City of Hobart, Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $96,000.00

        $76,800.00

        $19,200.00

        2022

        UT

        $15,000.00

        $12,000.00

        $3,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $1,368,257.00

        $1,094,606.00

        $273,651.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1800067


        INDOT


        SR 912 from US 41 to US 12 (Columbus) - including ramps; Road Rehab (CPR); Located in Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $378,640.00

        $302,912.00

        $75,728.00

        2022

        UT

        $10,000.00

        $8,000.00

        $2,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $5,304,466.00

        $4,243,573.00

        $1,060,893.00

        New project request from INDOT

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        1800257


        INDOT


        US 6@.-I-80/94 Eb/Wb, 02.27 W SR 51

        Bridge Replacement, Concrete; Located in City of Lake Station, Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $528,000.00

        $422,400.00

        $105,600.00

        2022

        UT

        $35,000.00

        $28,000.00

        $7,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $35,000.00

        $28,000.00

        $7,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $7,548,380.00

        $6,038,704.00

        $1,509,676.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1800661


        INDOT


        US 20 1.02mi W of US 421 Small Structure Replacement; Located in City of Michigan City, LaPorte County


        Add New Project


        NHPP

        2020

        PE

        $76,800.00

        $61,440.00

        $15,360.00

        2022

        UT

        $15,000.00

        $12,000.00

        $3,000.00

        2022

        RW

        $20,000.00

        $16,000.00

        $4,000.00

        2023

        CN

        $725,169.00

        $580,135.00

        $145,034.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1801464


        INDOT

        US 20, Located SE of the US 20 & Lake St Intersection - I-65 Calumet Prairie Mitigation, Environmental Mitigation; Located in City of Gary, Lake County


        Add New Project


        NHPP


        2019


        PE


        $327,500.00


        $262,000.00


        $65,500.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1801626


        INDOT

        I-94 WBL over US 20, Willow Creek and CSX RR, 0.9 mi E of I-90; Bridge Rehab or Repair; Located in Lake County


        Add New Project

        NHPP

        Interstate


        2019

        RR

        $ 38,000

        $ 34,200

        $ 3,800

        CN

        $ 90,000

        $ 81,000

        $ 9,000

        New project request from INDOT


        1801627


        INDOT

        I-94 EBL over US 20, Willow Creek and CSX RR, 0.9 mi E of I-90; Bridge Rehab or Repair; Located in Lake County


        Add New Project

        NHPP

        Interstate


        2019

        RR

        $ 37,000

        $ 33,300

        $ 3,700

        CN

        $ 85,000

        $ 76,500

        $ 8,500

        New project request from INDOT


        1801680


        INDOT

        Raised Pavement Marking; refurbished in various locations throughout Laporte District; Located in Lake, Porter & LaPorte Counties


        Add New Project

        HSIP

        State

        2019

        PE

        $ 10,000

        $ 9,000

        $ 1,000

        2020

        CN

        $ 600,000

        $ 540,000

        $ 60,000

        New project request from INDOT


        1801681


        INDOT

        Traffic signal Visibility Improvements; US 41, US 12/20, SR 152, SR 312; Located in

        Lake County


        Add New Project

        HSIP

        State

        2019

        PE

        $ 88,000

        $ 79,200

        $ 8,800

        2020

        CN

        $ 1,100,000

        $ 990,000

        $ 110,000

        New project request from INDOT

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        1801682


        INDOT

        Raised Pavement Marking; refurbished in various locations throughout Laporte District; Located in Lake, Porter & LaPorte Counties


        Add New Project

        HSIP

        State

        2020

        PE

        $ 10,000

        $ 9,000

        $ 1,000

        2021

        CN

        $ 570,000

        $ 513,000

        $ 57,000

        New project request from INDOT


        1801733


        INDOT

        US 35, Bridge over Kankakee River, 2.46mi S of US 6, Environmental Mitigation; Located in LaPorte County


        Add New Project


        NHPP


        2019


        PE


        $153,900.00


        $123,120.00


        $30,780.00

        New project request from INDOT


        1801738


        INDOT


        Local Streetscape along US 20; from 0.41 miles west of Lake Street to 0.39 miles east of Lake Street; Located in City of Gary, Lake County


        Add New Project

        NHPP

        2019

        PE

        $ 417,354

        $ 333,883

        $ 83,471

        NHPP

        2019

        RW

        $ 200,000

        $ 160,000

        $ 40,000

        STBG I

        Chicago UZA


        2021


        CN


        $ 3,800,000


        $ 3,040,000


        $ 760,000

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        New Project request by INDOT and the City of Gary


        1702829

        2019

        PE

        $ 205,748

        $ 185,173

        $ 20,575

        LaPorte County

        Intersection Improvement; Lofgren Rds & CR 150 N; CN is FY 2022

        Add New Project

        HSIP

        Group III

        2020

        RW

        $ 75,000

        $ 67,500

        $ 7,500

        Total

        $ 280,748

        $ 252,673

        $ 28,075

        New project request


        Pending


        NICTD


        Security Access Control Systems Upgrade; Located in Lake, Porter & LaPorte Counties


        Add New Project

        FTA 5337

        Chicago UZA


        2019


        N/A


        $ 110,000


        $ 88,000


        $ 22,000

        Previously not included in the FY 2018-2021 TIP

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        Members of Transportation Policy Committee:


        Last November (2017) the Transportation Resources Oversight Committee for Lake & Porter Counties accepted a policy that would allow sponsoring communities to bring forward to TROC a proposal to change the scope of any given project, essentially the ability to create a new project if there was no way to construct the original project. As mentioned, that policy had passed the Lake & Porter TROC. LaPorte TROC denied the policy, so the policy is still in DRAFT status. That policy is attached.

        Last month on July 31, a TROC ad-hoc meeting was held and the City of Gary presented three proposals to exercise this policy. The city had distributed to all committee members, prior to the meeting, a handout of the presentation with all of the pertinent information. This handout is also attached. The three proposals were presented separately for a vote. One proposal passed, one proposal did not, and one proposal was given a “No Decision”. The city’s proposals and their outcome are attached.

        Pursuant to the draft policy is an option to appeal TROC decisions. The City of Gary has stated that they wish to appeal to the TPC for a ruling. The three items mentioned above contain the information needed for a decision to be made by the TPC.

        DRAFT Project & Scope Change Policies

        November 2017


        Draft policy about new projects substituting for existing TIP projects:

        New projects proposed to be substituted for those that exist in the TIP must receive approval from TROC. Those projects that are considered must adhere to the following prerequisites:

        • Non-exempt projects only.

        • The TIP project must have been awarded at least five (5) years prior to the TROC meeting date of new project request, with no funds obligated for any phase.

        • New project must remain in the same LPA jurisdictional boundary of TIP project.

        • Scope of new project shall be in the same category of TIP project. An example would be a road project substituting for another road project, and not a transit or trail project.

        • Proposed federal share of new project must not exceed 110% of TIP project's federal award.

        • New project must not exceed programmed fiscal year construction date of TIP project.

        • Project sponsor must include a comparative scoring between the old and new projects under the most recent scoring criteria for that category.

        • If the TIP project was from specific funding source with different eligibility criteria (CMAQ, TAP, HSIP), then the new project might have to go back through FHWA & FTA eligibility.


          If a new project meets these prerequisites, but is still denied by TROC, a project sponsor would be able to appeal this decision to the TPC.


          Draft policy for project scope changes:


          All TIP-programmed project scope changes must be submitted in writing to NIRPC staff for review. Based on staff review, if scope change is determined to be major, it will be forwarded for TROC review. TROC will determine if the proposed scope change is significant enough to remand to topical committees based on project type. Topical committees will review the following project types:9

          • Environmental Management Policy Committee: Environmentally-based projects - water quality, air emissions, remediation

          • Ped, Pedal & Paddle: Non-motorized projects - trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, road diets

          • Land Use Committee: Centers for Livable Community (CLC) projects, projects that affect adjacent land uses, corridor planning, Transportation Orientated Development (TOD), or any other land-use plans

          • Rail Vision/Freight: Freight-based projects, either rail, highway or port related

          • Transit Operators Roundtable: Transit projects, operations & maintenance

          • Surface Transportation Committee: All highway-based projects - resurfacing/rehabilitation, bridges, signals, intersections/roundabouts, ITS


      Topical committees will review remanded projects, and submit to TROC a recommendation. TROC will decide on scope change proposal based on topical committee

      review, and internal discussion. If a scope change is denied by TROC, a project sponsor would be able to appeal this decision to the TPC.


      If project scope change is determined by TROC to be minor, it will approve the request and forward a letter to INDOT LaPorte office. No further action will be needed.

      City of Gary

      Proposed Scope Changes


      Proposed Change 1

      The City of Gary proposes shifting funding from the 15th Avenue & Martin Luther King Blvd Intersection Improvement project (DES#0710064) to the Airport Road Phase II Improvement project (DES#1600418). The $1,396,000 in reallocated funding (which includes the local match) would go toward improved lighting, signage, and landscaping across 2.8 miles of Airport Road, from Cline Avenue to Clark Road, and would leverage the $9 million in road reconstruction work that is underway on the corridor. This project will improve the primary gateway to the Gary Chicago International Airport, and strengthen it as an important economic asset for Gary and Northwest Indiana. This shift aligns the City’s infrastructure improvement dollars with a project in a key economic development area, where existing Tax Increment Financing from the City’s Lakefront TIF District can provide a viable source of local funding to match the project’s federal grant dollars.

      PASSED; VOTE: 5 FOR – 3 AGAINST


      Proposed Change 2

      The City of Gary proposes shifting the scope of the Ridge Road Reconstruction project (DES#1172078) to the 15th Avenue Gateway project. The $3,000,000 in reallocated funding would go toward the repaving and reconstruction of 15th Avenue, Michigan Street, and Texas Street, between Interstate 65 and Martin Luther King Boulevard. This project will improve the primary gateway between the Interstate 65 and the new HMD Trucking Headquarters, planned to open in Gary in 2021. This shift aligns the City’s infrastructure improvement dollars with a project in a key economic development area, where existing Tax Increment Financing from the City’s Midwest Center TIF District can provide a viable source of local funding to match the project’s federal grant dollars.

      NO DECISION; VOTE: 4 FOR – 4 AGAINST – 1 ABSTENSION


      Proposed Change 3

      The City of Gary proposes shifting the remaining funding from the Ridge Road Reconstruction project (DES#1172078) to the East Lakefront Complete Streets project (via a new designation number). The anticipated $2,600,000 in reallocated funding would match $6.1 million in pledged state and local funding, and go toward adding bike lanes, and improving sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, and signage on Lake Street and US 12 & 20. This project will advance transit-oriented development and economic development around the Miller South Shore commuter station and improve access to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This shift aligns the City’s infrastructure improvement dollars with a project in a key economic development area, where existing Tax Increment Financing from the City’s East Lakefront TIF District, and other sources, can provide a viable source of local funding to match the project’s federal grant dollars. DID NOT PASS; VOTE: 4 FOR – 5 AGAINST



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      City of Gary

      TIP Projects

      Scope Change Request

      Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

      Transportation Resource Oversight Committee

      Jack Eskin

      Deputy Director of Redevelopment

      City of Gary, Indiana

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      March 27, 2018

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      AGENDA

      AGENDA


      • Scope Change Summary

      • Context

      • Project Profile & Scope Change Scoring Exercise

        • Airport Road Phase II

        • 15th Avenue Gateway project

        • East Lakefront Complete Streets

      • Key Points


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        PROPOSED SCOPE CHANGES

        PROPOSED SCOPE CHANGES


        1. Shift funding from the 15th Avenue & Martin Luther King Blvd project to Airport Road Phase II project


        2. Shift scope of Ridge Road Reconstruction project to 15th Avenue Gateway project


        3. Allocate remaining Ridge Road Reconstruction project funding to the East Lakefront Complete Streets project

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WHY THESE CHANGES?

WHY THESE CHANGES?


  1. All three of these projects have existing local match


  2. All three of these projects have a greater regional impact in terms of economic development, promoting multimodalism, and quality of life


  3. All three of these projects have broad support from federal, state and regional public agencies, as well as private partners

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KEY POINTS

KEY POINTS


  1. These scope changes will require no additional funding from what has already been awarded

  2. All three of the projects are funded by the same program:

    Surface Transportation Program (Group 1)

  3. These scope changes will require no new DES numbers

  4. All three of these projects score at or above the current

    projects under the current scoring system

  5. All of these projects do more to further local and regional planning and economic development goals

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Airport Road Phase II

Airport Road Phase II

PROJECT SUMMARIES


East Lakefront

Complete Streets

East Lakefront

Complete Streets


15th Avenue & MLK Blvd

15th Avenue Gateway

15th Avenue & MLK Blvd

15th Avenue Gateway


Ridge Road Reconstruction

Ridge Road Reconstruction

19 19

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Airport Rd

Airport Rd


SR 912

SR 912

AIRPORT ROAD PHASE II


I-90

I-90

20 20

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AIRPORT ROAD PHASE II

AIRPORT ROAD PHASE II


DES #1600418

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COMPARATIVE SCORING

Current Criteria

COMPARATIVE SCORING

Current Criteria


Roadway Preservation Criterion

Maximum

East Lakefront CS

Ridge Road

Pavement Condition

16

2

12

Traffic Volume

30

21

11

Functional Classification

3

3 (Principal Arterial)

3 (Principal Arterial)

Prior Year Preventative Maintenance

5

0

0

Improved Connectivity

6

6

6

Mobility Improvements

9

9

5

Transportation & Land Use

6

4

0

Highway Safety

3

1

0

Environmental

9

9

2

Quality of Life Improvements

13

12

6

TOTAL

100

67

45

42 42

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NEW PRECEDENTS

NEW PRECEDENTS


  1. Shifting funding from 2 projects to 3 projects


  2. Shifting funding from an LPA DES# to an INDOT DES#


  3. Comparing scoring criteria for Roadway Preservation and

Intersection Improvement

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QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS