Press Release: NIRPC to hold public comment period on the draft changes to 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

December 13, 2019

NEWS FROM NIRPC – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 13, 2019 Contact: Charles Bradsky 219-763-6060; cbradsky@nirpc.org

NIRPC to hold public comment period on the draft changes to 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 21-day public comment period on the draft changes to the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The comment period begins today and will end January 3, 2020.

NIRPC’s TIP is a short-range financial and spending plan for the utilization of federal transportation funding. These funds can be used for highway, transit, and non-motorized transportation projects. NIRPC’s TIP is periodically updated and includes projects undertaken by municipalities, counties, transit operators, and the State of Indiana. Federal planning regulations guide the preparation and development of TIP documents.

Comments may be submitted until January 3, 2020 in the following ways:

All comments received during the 21-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 January 14, 2020 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the January 16, 2020 meeting of the NIRPC Commission Executive Board.

Documents and information will be available for review at NIRPC’s website at www.nirpc.org. Requests for alternative formats may be directed to NIRPC by calling 219-763-6060, or by email at nirpc@nirpc.org. TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or 800-743-3333. NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties.  NIRPC provides the forum for local elected officials, regional, leadership, and citizens to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development.  NIRPC seeks to develop consensus solutions with the broadest participation.

January Amendment to 2020-2024 TIP

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