NIRPC to hold 7 day public comment period on amendment #2 for the 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program

March 4, 2019

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 7-day public comment period on amendment #2 for the 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The comment period begins today and will end March 10, 2019.

The 2019-2020 UPWP is a core transportation planning document required by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The amendment to the approved work plan for the MPO staff, identifying planning tasks and activities to be conducted over the next year. The 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 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. This includes describing other planning, administrative and program offerings of NIRPC as a council of governments.

Comments may be submitted until March 10, 2019 in the following ways:

  • Comment form: click here!
  • Phone: 219-763-6060, ext. 160
  • United States Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

All comments received during the 7-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 March 12, 2019 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the March 21, 2019 meeting of the NIRPC Executive Board.

Documents and information will be available for review at the public meetings, as well as by download using the links below. Requests for alternative formats may be directed to Mary Thorne by calling 219-763-6060, ext. 131, or by email at mthorne@nirpc.org. TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or 800-743-3333.

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Last modified: March 4, 2019

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