Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 30-day public
comment period on its draft 2019-20 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
The comment period
will end on April 4.
The draft 2019-20
UPWP is a core transportation planning document required by the U.S.
Department of Transportation (USDOT) of metropolitan planning organizations
(MPOs) like NIRPC. The draft UPWP will be the approved work plan for MPO
staff, identifying planning tasks and activities to be conducted over the
next two years.
The draft UPWP is
also a financial planning document linking resources and staff where they
will be the most effective in responding to significant local and regional
issues, and resolving area-wide problems.
“The draft UPWP
continues to balance within the available resources, long and short-range
planning and programming; special studies; data gathering, analysis and
dissemination; travel demand modeling; public involvement; and program
administration,” NIRPC said. “This includes describing other planning,
administrative and program offerings of NIRPC as a council of governments.”
Comments may be
submitted as follows:
* e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Phone: (219)
763-6060, ext. 160.
* USPS: NIRPC, 6100
Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368
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 10 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the April
19 meeting of the NIRPC Commission.
information are available for review on NIRPC's website at