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Comment by January 2 on Amendment No 1 to NIRPC 2019 20 program

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The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is holding a seven-day public comment period on Amendment No. 1 to the 2019-20 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

The comment period will end on Wednesday Jan. 2.

NIRPC’s UPWP is the approved work plan for the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) staff, which identifies planning tasks and activities that will be conducted over the next two years. The UPWP is also a financial planning document that links resources and MPO staff where they are most significant in responding to local and regional issues as well as continues to balance available resources, long and short-range planning and programming.

Comments may be submitted until January 2, 2019 in the following ways:

* Email:

* Phone: (219) 763-6060.

* U.S. Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

All comments received during the 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 commission members prior to any action on these items. It is anticipated that action seeking a recommendation for approval will be taken at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by action of approval at the Jan. 17 meeting of the NIRPC Commission.

Documents and information will be available for review at

NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties NIRPC provides the forum for local elected officials, regional, leadership, and citizens to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment, and community and economic development.


Posted 12/27/2018




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