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NIRPC seeks input on Transit Plan thru October 30

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The Northwestern 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 $500,000.

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 ways:

* Email: comments@nirpc.org

* Phone: (219) 763-6060, extension 160.

* USPS: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

 

 

Posted 10/3/2018

 
 
 
 

 

 

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