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Upcoming TPC Deliverables

Greenways + Blueways Plan

December 2017

Super NOFA Solicitation

Fall 2018

Next CRP Approval

May 2019


Technical Planning Committee

October 10, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Lake Michigan Room 6100 Southport Road, Portage


AGENDA


  1. Call to Order by Chairman, Opening and Announcements

    1. Pledge of Allegiance; Introductions

    2. Meeting Participation Survey

    3. Action on the minutes of the September 12 TPC meeting (Pages 1-2)


  2. Presentation - 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan Presentation: Goal: – Increased mobility, accessibility, and transportation options for people: Adaptive Strategies for Disabled Access – Zully Alvarado, Causes for Change


  3. Implementation Planning

    1. TIGER Grant – Marquette Greenway – Mitch Barloga


  4. Programming (Placeholders only)

    1. Action on Resolution 17-22, FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #4 for Local Projects (Pages 3-5) – Mitch Barloga


  5. Topical Committee Reports

    1. Environmental Management Policy Committee (EMPC)

    2. Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee (3PC)

    3. Transit Operators Roundtable

    4. Land Use Committee

    5. Freight Committee

    6. Surface Transportation Committee (STC)


  6. Reports from Planning Partners

    1. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

    2. South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association

    3. Southwestern Michigan Commission

    4. Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration

  7. Public Comment on Agenda Items


  8. Emerging Trends Presentation – Corridor Planning for Livability and Mobility


  9. Other Business, Staff Announcements and Upcoming Meetings

    1. Other Business

    2. Staff Announcements

    3. NIRPC Meetings/Events

      • The Land Use Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Dune Room at the NIRPC office.

      • The Finance & Personnel Committee will meet on Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. in the Dune Room at the NIRPC office.

      • The Executive Board will meet on Thursday, October 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at the NIRPC office.

      • The Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee meeting will meet on Thursday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at the NIRPC office.

      • The Transportation Resource Oversight Committee for Lake and Porter Counties will meet on Tuesday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m. in the Dune Room at NIRPC.

      • The Transportation Resource Oversight Committee for LaPorte County will meet on Thursday, October 31 at 1:30 p.m. at City of La Porte Parks Department.

      • The Environmental Management Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, November 2 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at the NIRPC office.


The next Technical Planning Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 5 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at the NIRPC office.


Requests for alternate formats, please contact Mary Thorne at NIRPC at least 48 hours prior at (219) 763-6060 extension 131 or at mthorne@nirpc.org. Individuals with hearing impairments may contact us through the Indiana Relay 711 service by calling 711 or (800) 743-3333.


The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

Technical Planning Committee Meeting

NIRPC Lake Michigan Room 6100 Southport Road, Portage September 12, 2017

MINUTES


Chairman Kevin Breitzke called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and self- introductions. Members present included Kevin Breitzke, Geof Benson, George Topoll, David Wright, Tom MacLennan, Lyndsay Quist, Stephen Stofko and Beth Shrader. Others present included Jeff Huet, Robin Barzoni-Tilman, Jill Murr, Jake Dammarel, Joe Crnkovich, Claudia Taylor, Mark Gordish, Karie Koehneke, Dennis Cobb, Matt Deitchley, Thomas Silich, Lauri Keagle, Ismail Attallah, Zach Hurst, Jerry Siska, Eric Wolverton, Don Oliphant, Phil Gralik, and Andrew Steele. Joyce Newland, FHWA and Kat Schoenherr, INDOT, participated via conference phone. Staff present included Kathy Luther, Gary Evers, Stephen Sostaric, Mitch Barloga, Scott Weber and Mary Thorne.

The INDOT participation survey was available at the table in the lobby. The minutes of the July 11, 2017 Technical Planning Committee meeting were approved on a motion by Geof Benson and a second by Tom MacLennan.

Presentation: Mitch Barloga presented on the Safe and Secure Transportation System goal of the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan, and gave examples of strategies for improving safety on roads and trails, reducing flooding and improving safety and security of transit facilities.

Implementation Planning

Lyndsay Quist gave an update on Next Level planning for the Indiana Department of Transportation. A large number of products will be going into the Transportation Improvement Program in the amount of

$226.1 million through FY 2022, and that number will increase as future projects become identified. Most of the work in the state’s $4.7 billion Next Level Plan is on preventive maintenance under SB 1002, enacting a 20-year financing plan.

Programming

The next Technical Planning Committee meeting is October 10 at 9 a.m. at NIRPC. On a motion by Geof Benson and a second by George Topoll and Tom MacLennan, Kevin Breitzke adjourned the meeting at 10:00 a.m.


A Digital MP3 of this meeting is filed. Contact Mary Thorne at the phone number or email below should you wish to receive a copy or a portion of it.


RESOLUTION 17-21


A RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION AMENDING THE

FY 2018-2021 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR LAKE, PORTER, AND LAPORTE COUNTIES, INDIANA

AMENDMENT NO. 4

October 19, 2017


WHEREAS, Northwest Indiana’s citizens require a safe, efficient, effective, resource- conserving regional transportation system that maintains and enhances regional mobility and contributes to improving the quality of life in Northwest Indiana; and


WHEREAS, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, hereafter referred to as “the Commission”, being designated the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County area, has established a regional, comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing (3-C) transportation planning process to develop the unified planning work program, a transportation plan, and a transportation improvement program to facilitate federal funding for communities, counties, and transit operators, and to provide technical assistance and expertise to regional transportation interests; and


WHEREAS, the Commission performs the above activities to satisfy requirements of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015 (PL 114-94), applicable portions of all prior federal transportation program authorizing legislation, as well as other federal, state, and local laws mandating or authorizing transportation planning activities; and


WHEREAS, the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is a product of a multi-modal, 3-C transportation planning process, compatible with regional goals and objectives and socio-economic and demographic factors used to form the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan (CRP), as amended; and


WHEREAS, the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is an implementation of the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan (CRP), as amended; is fiscally constrained, and is consistent with the State Implementation Plan for Air Quality; and

WHEREAS, the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program is developed by the Commission in coordination and cooperation with local elected and appointed highway and transit officials, special interest and service organizations, including users of public transit, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Federal Transit Administration, and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency; and


WHEREAS, the changes to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program brought about by this amendment were reviewed by the Air Quality Conformity Task Force’s Interagency Consultation Group (ICG); and


WHEREAS, the changes to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program brought about by this amendment were subjected to public comment in the manner prescribed by the 2014 Public Participation Plan with no comments received; and


WHEREAS, the Technical Policy Committee (TPC) has recommended that the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission make these changes to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission hereby amends the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program by adding the new projects and making other changes as shown on the attachment to this resolution.


Duly adopted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission this nineteenth day of October, 2017.



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Michael W. Griffin Chairperson


ATTEST:



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Diane Noll Secretary


2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, Indiana

Amendment #04 October 2017


Local Projects/Project Phases


DES


Sponsor


Project Description/Location


TIP Action

Fund Type


Phase


Year


Total Cost


Federal


Non-Federal

1500221

Hammond

Chicago Ave ATL Phase I: IN/IL State Line to

Marble St

Change Year (from

2021)

STBG I

CN

2020

$ 11,750,000

$ 9,400,000

$ 2,350,000


1592420


Merrillville

Install Signal Pre-Emption Devices Phases 1 & 2 (Combined)


Increase Award


HSIP


CN


2019


$ 3,503,813


$ 3,153,432


$ 350,381


0900075


Valparaiso

Silhavy Road Reconstruction (3R/4R): Evans Ave to LaPorte Ave.

Change Year (from 2022)


STBG I


CN


2019


$ 4,448,451


$ 3,558,761


$ 889,690


1500421


Valparaiso

Construct Sidewalks in vicinity of Northview Elementary School (TAP SRTS)

Change Year (from 2019)


TAP


CN


2018


$ 347,300


$ 277,840


$ 69,460


1382594


Cedar Lake

Lake Shore Drive Intersection Improvements @ Cline Ave (roundabout)

Change Year

(advance from 2022)


STBG I


CN


2019


$ 1,875,000


$ 1,500,000


$ 375,000


1600632


Gary PTC

CMAQ Demo Operating Assistance: Broadway Express Year #3

Change Year

(advance from 2019)


HSIP


PE


2018


$ 25,000


$ 22,500


$ 2,500


1601184


Valparaiso


CMAQ Demo Operating Assistance: V-Line Expansion to Porter Hospital


Change Year (advance from 2019, 2021, 2022)


CMAQ

FTA

2018

$ 425,000

$ 340,000

$ 85,000

FTA

2019

$ 416,000

$ 332,800

$ 83,200

FTA

2020

$ 408,000

$ 326,400

$ 81,600


1592274


Highland

Signage on multiple trails, installed. Multiple LPA's

Change Year (from 2020)


TAP


CN


2019


$ 1,000,000


$ 800,000


$ 200,000


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