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Upcoming TPC Deliverables

Greenways + Blueways Plan

Early 2018

NOFA Solicitation

Fall 2018

Next CRP Approval

May 2019


Technical Planning Committee

January 9, 2018 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 December 5 TPC meeting (Pages 1-2)


  2. Public Comment on Agenda Items


  3. Implementation Planning

    1. Action on Resolution 18-02, Safety Target Adoption (Pages 3-5) – Stephen Sostaric .


  4. Programming

    1. Action on Resolution 18-01, FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #8 for Local Projects (Pages 6-8) – Charles Bradsky


  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)


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  6. Reports from Planning Partners

    1. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

    2. South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association

    3. Southwestern Michigan Planning Commission

    4. Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration


  7. Emerging Trends Presentation – “Epic Sneckdowns” – James Winters

  8. 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, January 17 at 10 a.m. in the Dune Room at NIRPC

      • The NIRPC Executive Board/Full Commission will meet on Thursday, January 18 at 9

        a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC

      • The Transportation Resource & Oversight Committee – Lake and Porter Counties will meet on Tuesday, January 30 at 9 a.m. in the Dune Room at NIRPC

      • The Environmental Management Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, February 1 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC

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

      • The Surface Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 6 at 9 a.m. in the Dune Room at NIRPC

      • The Transportation Resource & Oversight Committee - LaPorte County will meet on Thursday, February 6 at 1:30 pm at the LaPorte Parks Department


The next Technical Planning Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 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 December 5, 2017

MINUTES


Chairman Kevin Breitzke called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and self- introductions. Members present included Kevin Breitzke, George Topoll, David Wright, Tom MacLennan, Lyndsay Quist, Mark O’Dell, Bill Emerson, Jr., Kay Nelson, Kelly Wenger, Tim Burkman and Jerry Siska. Others present included Tom Schmitt, Mike Yacullo, Jeff Huet, AJ Monroe, Jake Dammarell, Claudia Taylor, Laurie Keagle, Ismail Attallah, Bruce Spires, Dean Button, Eric Wolverton, Mike Jabo, Karie Koehneke, Frank Rosado, Jr., Steve Summers, Brandon Arnold, Robin Barzoni-Tillman and Andrew Steele. Staff present included Ty Warner, Trey Wadsworth, Mitch Barloga, Charles Bradsky, Scott Weber, Gabrielle Biciunas, James Winters, Eman Ibrahim, Stephen Sostaric and Mary Thorne.

Ty Warner welcomed new staff members Trey Wadsworth, Director of Transportation; Charles Bradsky, Project Manager; Daria Sztaba, Chief Financial Officer and Talaya Jones, Chief Account.


The INDOT participation survey was available at the table in the lobby. The minutes of the October 10, 2017 Technical Planning Committee meeting were approved on a motion by George Topoll and a second by Kay Nelson.

Implementation Planning

Mitch Barloga reported that NIRPC applied for a TIGER grant. The program is offered yearly by the USDOT. Our application is for the 30-mile balance of the 58-mile Marquette Greenway route in an ask amount of $24.2 million along with 74 letters of support from Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The total project amount is $33 million. The recipients should be announced early next year. If we do not get an award, we will submit under the second round in the Spring. Ty Warner thanked Mitch for filing the application, adding that the Marquette Greenway vision began in 2009.

Programming

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has chosen to plan and program projects in support of attaining these targets.


RESOLUTION 18-01


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. 8

January 18, 2018


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 eighteenth day of January, 2018.


Signed:


Printed:

Chairperson


ATTEST:


Signed:


Printed:

Secretary

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

Resolution 18-01; Amendment #08 January 2018


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Local Projects/Project Phases Amendment

Modification

DES Sponsor Project Description/Location TIP Action Fund

Type

Phase Year Total Cost Federal Non-Federal

1383364

Porter County

Bridge Replacement; #62; 1.6 mi south of CR 1000 S over Kankakee River

Add Phase

FHWA

Bridge

RW

2018

$ 200,000

$ 160,000

$ 40,000

Phase was previosly removed in A2 of FY 2016-2019 TIP (Feb 2015)


0710056


Munster

RR grade seperation and Reconstruction of

45th from 0.2 mi E of Calumet Ave. to Calumet Change Year STBG III Ave.


CN


2019


$ 9,000,000


$ 7,200,000


$


1,800,000

Aministrative Modification; Project is moving from FY 18 to FY 19; Regionally Significant & Non Exempt


0710056


Munster

RR grade seperation and Reconstruction of 45th from 0.2 mi E of Calumet Ave. to Calumet Ave.


Change Year

PYB

Chicago UZA


CN


2019


$ 8,725,805


$ 6,980,644


$ 1,745,161

Aministrative Modification; Project is moving from FY 18 to FY 19; Regionally Significant & Non Exempt


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