Surface Transportation Committee (STC) Meeting – September 5, 2017 Agenda

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – NIRPC Lake Michigan Room


  1. Approval of June 6, 2017 Minutes


  2. Action on Resolution 17-201: Bylaws for the Surface Transportation Committee


  3. Action on Resolution 17-202: Guidelines for Asset Management Plans


  4. Action on Resolution 17-203: Data Collection Efforts Roles and Responsibilities


  5. Update on USDOT Performance Measures (Scott Weber)


  6. Update on National Performance Measure Research Data Set Travel Time Tool (Scott Weber)


  7. INDOT Letting Report (Charles Bradsky)


  8. Other business


  9. Public comment


  10. Adjourn

    Surface Transportation Committee Meeting NIRPC Lake Michigan Room

    June 6, 2017


    Christine Cid called the meeting to order at 9:07 AM with self-introductions. Present were Christine Cid, Lake County; Duane Alverson, Lake County; Mike Yacullo, Ciorba; Mark O’Dell, Chesterton; Don Oliphant; Jeff Huet, Schererville; Kevin Breitzke, Porter County; and George Topoll, Union Township.


    NIRPC Staff present was Scott Weber.


    Christine Cid asked for a motion to approve the May 2, 2017 minutes. On a motion by Mark O’Dell and second by George Topoll, the minutes from the May 2, 2017 meeting were approved.


    Scott Weber updated the committee on the Community Crossings Grant administered by INDOT. Scott Weber mentioned that information was presented at a meeting on May 31, 2017 at the INDOT LaPorte District Office, where Kathy Eaton-McKalip walked attendees through the application process. The application deadline for FY 2018 funds is July 14 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. The grant is a 50/50 match for counties over 50,000 population and cities/towns over 10,000 population, and a 75/25 match for all other counties and cities/towns. Only certain projects that help implement a transportation asset management plan are allowed. Awards will be announced in August 2017. A signed letting contract or materials purchase must be submitted by April 15, 2018 for the grants to be transferred. A handout with the application was distributed at the meeting.


    Scott Weber updated the committee on the 2017-2019 Regional Household Travel Survey. The federal funding from PL has already been lined up, but the 20 percent local match is awaiting an outcome from the Regional Development Authority. NIRPC intends to participate on the project in partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). A pilot study would be conducted in fall 2017, with the core data collection in 2018 and results by spring 2019. 2,000 households across Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties would be sampled.


    Scott Weber updated the committee about the U.S. DOT’s rulemakings about Pavement and Bridge Conditions. NIRPC staff had meet the day before to discuss the transition to performance based planning. Scott Weber mentioned that since most of the communities will be or already are collected data on the conditions of pavements, NIRPC would have a role of collecting that data and using it to tell a story of where conditions are now, and how NIRPC-funded projects help improve the condition toward an agreed upon target. For bridges, Scott Weber mentioned that the counties and INDOT (not cities or towns) are responsible for maintaining, and Duane Alverson said Lake County has 183 bridges. For system performance, freight, and CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation Air Quality), NIRPC already gets a lot of data from probe sources on travel time, but it may be important to get more data on smaller arterials and even some important local roads. For all areas, Scott Weber said NIRPC is actively evaluating how the performance measures it currently collects align with the required federal performance measures.

    NIRPC will focus time and energy on meeting the requirements, on measures important to the NIRPC region (like freight at-grade crossings), and measures NIRPC can expect to influence. The Surface Transportation Committee will have a major role in overseeing this effort.


    Scott Weber gave the INDOT letting report. No significant projects were discussed.


    With no other business or public comment, Christine Cid adjourned the meeting at 9:43 AM.


    RESOLUTION 17-201


    A RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION SURFACE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE ADOPTING BYLAWS FOR THE FUNCTION OF MEETINGS

    September 5, 2017


    WHEREAS, The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (hereafter referred to as the Commission), comprised of elected officials from Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties in Indiana, is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for Northwest Indiana; and


    WHEREAS, The Commission has charged the Surface Transportation Committee with the task of exploring topics, policies, programs, and regulations relevant to street and highway transportation; and


    WHEREAS, The Commission has charged the Surface Transportation Committee with the task of overseeing the development of Regional Transportation Plan elements relating but not limited to:


Asset Management Plan Elements:

  1. Asset Inventory

  2. Objectives and Measures

  3. Treatment Summary plan for at least the next 5 years


    RESOLUTION 17-203


    A RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION SURFACE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE ADOPTING DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    September 5, 2017


    WHEREAS, The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (hereafter referred to as the Commission), comprised of elected officials from Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties in Indiana, is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for Northwest Indiana; and


    WHEREAS, The Commission has charged the Surface Transportation Committee with the task of exploring topics, policies, programs, and regulations relevant to street and highway transportation; and


    WHEREAS, The Commission has charged the Surface Transportation Committee with the task of overseeing the development of Regional Transportation Plan elements relating but not limited to:

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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) INDOT - LaPorte District Letting


INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Driving Indiana's Economic Growth

OFFICIAL TABULATION OF BIDS RECEIVED Total Letting Cost:

$1,168,484.17

LAPORTE DISTRICT FOR THE LETTINGS IN JULY 2017

B-37990

Des: 1401577 Description: Bridge Deck Sealing, Small Structure Pipe Lining

Des: 1401578 Route: SR 25, US 421, SR 14, US 35, SR 110, US 31, SR 149 & SR 10

Des: 1401643 Location: SR 25 over CR 400 W & WS RR; NB 3.96 miles south of SR 29 Des: 1401644 SR 25 over CR 400 W & WS RR; SB 3.96 miles south of SR 29

Des: 1401579 US 421- SR 25 over US 421 NB

Des: 1401580 US 421- SR 25 over US 421 SB

Des: 1401581 SR 25 over NS RR & WS RR Spur; NB, 3.47 miles South of SR 29

Des: 1401582 SR 25 over NS RR & WS RR Spur; SB, 3.47 miles South of SR 29

Des: 1401585 SR 25 over CR 50 (Kokomo Pike) NB; 0.64 mile East of SR 25

Des: 1401586 SR 25 over CR 50 (Kokomo Pike) SB; 0.64 mile East of SR 25

Des: 1401561 SR 14 - 0.65 mile West of US 231 over the Iroquois River

Des: 1401590 US 35 - 2.45 miles South of US 6 over the Kankakee River

Des: 1400287 SR 110 - 3.47 miles East of SR 117

Des: 1401564 US 31 - Plymouth Goshen Trail over US 31, 1.32 miles North of US 30

Des: 1401565 SR 149 - 1.64 miles South of Jct US 20

Des: 1401566 US 31 over E 1st Road; NB, 1.0 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401567 US 31 over E 1st Road; SB, 1.0 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401568 US 31 over Magun Arm Ditch; NB, 1.2 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401569 US 31 over Magun Arm Ditch; SB, 1.2 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401570 US 31 over Shively Ditch; NB, 0.76 mile North of SR 4

Des: 1401571 US 31 over Shively Ditch; SB, 0.76 mile North of SR 4

Des: 1401572 US 31 over Heston Ditch; NB, 3.25 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401573 US 31 over Heston Ditch; SB, 3.25 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401574 US 31 over Shidler-Hoffman Ditch; NB, 5.75 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401575 US 31 over Shidler-Hoffman Ditch; SB, 5.75 miles North of US 6

Des: 1401576 US 31 over Old US 31; NB, 3.9 miles North of SR 4

Des: 1700616 US 31 over Old US 31; SB, 3.9 miles North of SR 4

Des: 1500582 US 31 over Roosevelt Road; NB, 4.1 miles North of SR 4

Des: 1400286 US 31 over Roosevelt Road; SB, 4.1 miles North of SR 4

US 31 - 1.48 miles North of I-90 at US 31 NB/SB (Adams Road) SR 10 - 1.46 miles West of S Jct of Sr 10 and US 421

Counites: Carroll, Cass, Jasper, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph & Starke


Letting Date: 07/12/2017


BID REJECTED

T-38314

Des: 1500321 Description: Traffic Signals, New or Modernized

Route: Local

Location: Erie-Lackawannna Trail Crossing at Main Street ( Flashing Beacon)

Counties: Lake


CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

RIETH RILEY CONSTRUCTION Gary, IN 219-977-0722


Letting Date: 07/12/2017 LPA

APPARENT LOW BIDDER


AMOUNT OF BID

$131,686.58

T-38315

Des: 1500322 Description: Traffic Signals, New or Modernized

Route: Local

Location: Hawk Pedestrian Crossing System at 45th Street Crossing & Erie Lackawanna Trail Counties: Lake


CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

RIETH RILEY CONSTRUCTION Gary, IN 219-977-0722


Letting Date: 07/12/2017 LPA

APPARENT LOW BIDDER


AMOUNT OF BID

$215,578.39

T-39766

Des: 1601747 Description: Pavement Markings

Route: Various

Location: District Interstate Pavement Markings

County: Various


CONTRACTOR: Address Phone

ROADSAFE TRAFFIC SYSTEMS INC. Lafayette, IN 765-471-8891


Letting Date: 07/12/2017


SOLD


AMOUNT OF BID

$821,219.20


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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) INDOT - LaPorte District Letting



INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Driving Indiana's Economic Growth

OFFICIAL TABULATION OF BIDS RECEIVED Total Letting Cost:

$9,254,100.82

LAPORTE DISTRICT FOR THE LETTINGS IN AUGUST 2017

R-33383

Des: 0300602 Description: Bike/Pedestrian Facilities Letting Date: 08/09/2017

Route: Local

Location: Iron Horse Heritage Trail, Hamstrom to Portage Avenue LPA

Counties: Porter SOLD


CONTRACTOR: Address Phone AMOUNT OF BID

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WALSH & KELLY, INC. Griffith, IN 219-924-5900 $176,524.35

R-37286

Des: 9707970 Description: Intersection Improvement W/New Signals Letting Date: 08/09/2017 Route: Local

Location: At 45th Avenue and Colfax Street LPA

Counties: Lake SOLD


CONTRACTOR: Address Phone AMOUNT OF BID

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WALSH & KELLY, INC. Griffith, IN 219-924-5900 $389,052.47

B-34008

Des: 1006634 Description: HMA Overlay Minor Structural, Bridge Replacement, Steel, Traffic Signal Modernization Letting Date: 08/09/2017 Des: 1006756 Route: SR 51

Des: 1296981 Location: SR 51 from US 30 to US 20

Des: 1600026 SR 51, SBL at Burns Ditch (Deep River), 2.95 miles North of US 6

SR 51, NB bridge over Burns Ditch, 0.55 miles South of US 20 SOLD

SR 51 & Petro Truck Plaza Drive, 2.95 miles North of US 6

Counties: Lake


CONTRACTOR: Address Phone AMOUNT OF BID

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RIETH RILEY CONSTRUCTION Gary, IN 219-977-0722 $8,688,524.00

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Driving Indiana's Economic Growth


LAPORTE DISTRICT FOR THE LETTINGS IN SEPTEMBER 2017

M-39810

Des: 1601778 Description: Roadside Maintenance, Mowing Letting Date: 09/13/2017 Route: Various

Location: Mowing various locations on I-80. I-94, SR 912, I-65, SR 49, SR 249 and US 12 Counties: Lake, LaPorte & Porter

M-39811

Des: 1601779 Description: Roadside Maintenance, Mowing Letting Date: 09/13/2017 Route: Various

Location: Mowing various locations throughout the LaPorte District

Counties: Cass, Fulton, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall & St. Joseph

M-39812

Des: 1601780 Description: Roadside Maintenance, Mowing Letting Date: 09/13/2017 Route: Various

Location: Mowing various locations throughout the LaPorte Sub District

Counties: LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph & Starke

T-38313

Des: 1500320 Description: Sign Modernization ( Series of Units) Letting Date: 09/13/2017 Route: Local

Location: Sign Replacement for the Town of Griffith - Regulatory/Warning & Street Names Counties: Lake


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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) INDOT - LaPorte District Letting



T-39767


Description:


Signs, Lighting, Signals and Markings


Letting Date: 09/13/2017

Des:

1601759

1601760

Route:

SR 2, US 41, US 20, SR 49 & US 6

1601761

Location:

Intersection of SR 2 and Clark/Holtz Road

1601762

Intersection of US 41 and Gostlin Street

1601763

Intersection of US 20 and Fail Road

1601764

Intersection of US 20 and SR 39

1601765

SR 2 on the approach to US 30, with the private drive of Speedway Gas Station

Intersection of SR 49 and Division Road

Intersection of US 6 and Old US 31

Counties:

Lake, LaPorte, Porter & Marshall

B-37990


Description:


Bridge Deck Sealing, Small Structure Pipe Lining


Letting Date: 09/13/2017

Des:

1401577

Des:

1401578

Route:

SR 25, US 421, SR 14, US 35, SR 110, US 31, SR 149 & SR 10

Des:

1401643

Location:

SR 25 over CR 400 W & WS RR; NB 3.96 miles south of SR 29

Des:

1401644

SR 25 over CR 400 W & WS RR; SB 3.96 miles south of SR 29

Des:

1401579

US 421- SR 25 over US 421 NB

Des:

1401580

US 421- SR 25 over US 421 SB

Des:

1401581

SR 25 over NS RR & WS RR Spur; NB, 3.47 miles South of SR 29

Des:

1401582

SR 25 over NS RR & WS RR Spur; SB, 3.47 miles South of SR 29

Des:

1401585

SR 25 over CR 50 (Kokomo Pike) NB; 0.64 mile East of SR 25

Des:

1401586

SR 25 over CR 50 (Kokomo Pike) SB; 0.64 mile East of SR 25

Des:

1401561

SR 14 - 0.65 mile West of US 231 over the Iroquois River

Des:

1401590

US 35 - 2.45 miles South of US 6 over the Kankakee River

Des:

1400287

SR 110 - 3.47 miles East of SR 117

Des:

1401564

US 31 - Plymouth Goshen Trail over US 31, 1.32 miles North of US 30

Des:

1401565

SR 149 - 1.64 miles South of Jct US 20

Des:

1401566

US 31 over E 1st Road; NB, 1.0 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401567

US 31 over E 1st Road; SB, 1.0 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401568

US 31 over Magun Arm Ditch; NB, 1.2 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401569

US 31 over Magun Arm Ditch; SB, 1.2 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401570

US 31 over Shively Ditch; NB, 0.76 mile North of SR 4

Des:

1401571

US 31 over Shively Ditch; SB, 0.76 mile North of SR 4

Des:

1401572

US 31 over Heston Ditch; NB, 3.25 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401573

US 31 over Heston Ditch; SB, 3.25 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401574

US 31 over Shidler-Hoffman Ditch; NB, 5.75 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401575

US 31 over Shidler-Hoffman Ditch; SB, 5.75 miles North of US 6

Des:

1401576

US 31 over Old US 31; NB, 3.9 miles North of SR 4

Des:

1700616

US 31 over Old US 31; SB, 3.9 miles North of SR 4

Des:

1500582

US 31 over Roosevelt Road; NB, 4.1 miles North of SR 4

Des:

1400286

US 31 over Roosevelt Road; SB, 4.1 miles North of SR 4

US 31 - 1.48 miles North of I-90 at US 31 NB/SB (Adams Road)

SR 10 - 1.46 miles West of S Jct of Sr 10 and US 421

Counites:

Carroll, Cass, Jasper, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph & Starke

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Driving Indiana's Economic Growth


LAPORTE DISTRICT

FOR THE LETTINGS IN OCTOBER 2017

R-38150


Description:


Bike/Pedestrian Facilities/New Bridge


Letting Date: 10/12/2017

Des: 1401814

1702145

Route:

Local

Location:

US 30 shared use path, Hayes Leonard to Washington

Counties:

Porter


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