Indiana Regional Planning Commission is announcing that the Coordinated
Transit Plan draft is now available for public comment through Oct. 30.
This plan is a
federal requirement in order to receive funding for the Federal Transit
Administration program, Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with
Disabilities, which provides resources for eligible transit operators to
improve the mobility for disabled, low-income, and elderly people.
Funding provided by
this program can be used to pay for transit services, purchase new equipment
such as buses and vans, update old equipment, or even manage programming
designed to engage with individuals who need mobility support. Annual
funding for this program in Lake and Porter County is approximately
The development of
this plan was the product of public outreach and technical input from a
steering committee made up of disability advocates, social service agency
representatives, and transit operators. Input was received by more than 300
participants who identified needs and gaps in the current transit network
and made recommendations on better connecting people to resources and
opportunities across the region.
During the public
comment period, comments until Oct. 30 may be submitted in the following
* Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Phone: (219)
763-6060, extension 160.
* USPS: NIRPC, 6100
Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368