Emissions Reductions Program

NIRPC works with South Shore Clean Cities, Clean Car Check and Hoosier Helpers to help make people aware of the programs in Northwest Indiana that can help reduce emissions from your vehicle.

 

South Shore Clean Cities (SSCC) manages the Northwest Indiana Green Fleet program for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). The goal of the program is to significantly improve the environmental performance of municipal fleets across NIRPC’s territory through diesel retrofits and other strategies. The goal of the program is to work with six governmental fleets in Lake(2), Porter(2), and LaPorte(2) to help mitigate barriers to adopting alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and create policies that support petroleum and vehicle emission reductions.

 

Clean Air Car Check

The Clean Car Check is a free emissions testing program that is offered at a variety of locations in Northwest Indiana. Locations and Hours. You can also call the Clean Air Car Check Hotline at 888-240-1684.

 

 

Hoosier Helpers

The Hoosier Helpers are the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Freeway Service Patrol (FSP). Hoosier Helpers patrol the Borman Expressway (Interstate 80/94) and help clear incidents quickly to ease traffic and help broken down cars on the highway to help keep the highway clear. Hoosier Helpers aid nearly 20,000 motorists each year. Hoosier Helpers also patrol I-65 from US 30 in Merrillville to 15th Avenue in Gary at peak travel times. Three units are in operation at all times and can be reached by dialing 911 and asking for a Hoosier Helper.

For additional information on your car and how it relates to air quality check out the section on alternative fuels, and downloadable Car Care Booklet.