NIRPC to hold 30 day public comment period on draft changes to NWI 2050, Air Quality Conformity and the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

March 6, 2020

Contact:  Charles Bradsky
219-763-6060; cbradsky@nirpc.org

NIRPC to hold public comment period on the draft changes to the NWI 2050, 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, and Air Quality Conformity Determination Report

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 30-day public comment period on the draft changes to NWI 2050, Air Quality Conformity, and the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The comment period begins today and will end April 5, 2020.

NIRPC’s long range transportation plan is NWI 2050. This plan has a 30-year planning horizon and determines how federal funds will be spent to meet the regional vision of Northwestern Indiana. For more information on NWI 2050, please click here.

The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report is a report that demonstrates that the project

being modified by NWI 2050 Amendment #1 and TIP Amendment #7 will not result in motor vehicle emissions that exceed the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the Indiana State Implementation Plan.

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.

NWI 2050 Amendment #1 / 2020-2024 TIP Amendment #7 / Air Quality Conformity Determination Report:
Amendment #1 / 2020-2024 TIP Amendment #7 / Air Quality Conformity Determination Report are all separate required planning-items related to the same project. The project is a roadway expansion of Kennedy Avenue in the Town of Schererville. Each of the links below are planning requirements necessary to change the project.

  • To view proposed NWI 2050 Amendment #1: click here
  • 2020-2024 TIP Amendment #7: click here
  • Air Quality Conformity Determination Report: click here.

2020-2024 TIP Amendment #5:
2020-2024 TIP Amendment #5 is an update to the highway portion of the 2020-2024 TIP.

  • To view proposed Amendment #5: click here.

2020-2024 TIP Amendment #6:
2020-2024 TIP Amendment #6 is an update to the transit portion of the 2020-2024 TIP.

  • To view proposed Amendment #6: click here.

 To submit a comment on any of these three required planning items, please click here. Note: you will have to select which planning item you are commenting on. If you wish to comment on more than one planning item, you will need to submit comments separately.

Last modified: March 6, 2020

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