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2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan Update Companion Amendment #6


Amendment #6 to the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan Update Companion adds Commission adopted safety, pavement condition, bridge condition, system performance, freight, congestion, and air quality targets to page II-14 as required by the federal transportation law known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.


Safety Targets:

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, is required to support the Indiana Department of Transportation’s (INDOT) safety targets or adopt our own safety targets. The NIRPC Commission chose to support INDOT’s safety targets with an affirmative vote on November 15, 2018.


The five safety targets are below:

INDOT has adopted its safety target based on five-year rolling averages and reported these targets as required to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration. NIRPC will plan and program projects in support of attaining these targets.

Pavement and Bridge Condition Targets:

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, is required to support the Indiana Department of Transportation’s (INDOT) pavement and bridge targets or adopt our own pavement and

bridge condition targets. The NIRPC Commission chose to support INDOT’s pavement and bridge condition targets with an affirmative vote on November 15, 2018.


The six pavement and bridge condition targets are below:

INDOT has adopted its system performance, freight, and air quality targets based on field data collected in the calendar year 2017. NIRPC will plan and program projects in support of attaining these targets. NIRPC, INDOT, IDOT, and CMAP have adopted the congestion targets based on field data collected in the calendar year 2017. NIRPC will plan and program projects in support of attaining these targets.