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NIRPC seeking public comment on new transpotation plan draft

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The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 30-day public comment period on the draft changes to the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The comment period began Friday and will end August 13, 2018.

NIRPC’s TIP is a short-range financial and spending plan for the utilization of federal transportation funding. These funds can be used for highway, transit, and non-motorized transportation projects.

NIRPC’s TIP is periodically updated and includes projects undertaken by municipalities, counties, transit operators, and the State of Indiana. Federal planning regulations guide the preparation and development of TIP documents.

Comments may be submitted until August 13, 2018 by email to, by phone to (219)763-6060, or by post addressed to NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368. All comments received during the 30-day 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 relevant NIRPC committees prior to any action on these items. It is anticipated that action will be taken at the August 14, 2018 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the August 16, 2018 meeting of the NIRPC Commission Executive Board.

Documents and information will be available for review on NIRPC’s website at

Requests for alternative formats may be directed to Mary Thorne by calling (219)763-6060, ext. 131, or by email at TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or (800)743-3333.


Posted 7/16/2018




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