Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) has opened a
30-day public comment period on the draft changes to the NWI 2050 Plan and
the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
comment period will end April 5.
2050 for Lake, LaPorte, and Porter counties was adopted by the NIRPC
Executive Board in May 2019 and builds on the successes of the award-winning
2040 Plan which was the first comprehensive regional plan for the
three-county region. “NWI 2050 takes a bold approach by planning at the
center of the linkages between transportation, the environment, land use,
and economic development,” NIRPC said in a statement released today.
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.
Air Quality Conformity Determination Report is a report that demonstrates
that the project being modified by Amendment No. 7 to the TIP will not
result in motor vehicle emissions which exceed the motor vehicle emissions
budgets in the Indiana State Implementation Plan.
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 April 7 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed
by the April 16 meeting of the NIRPC Commission Executive Board.
Documents and information will be available for review at