Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 11 AM NIRPC Lake Michigan Room

Cary Kirkham, Chair Mayor Brian Snedecor, Vice-Chair

1.0 Welcome and Introductions

2.0 Approval of Minutes of September 6, 2018 Meeting (pp. 1-2)

    1. NIRPC

    2. Presentation: 2050 Plan Futures – Dominique Edwards

      NIRPC staff will present on various influences and trends that may shape the future of Northwestern Indiana. The analysis was used to imagine plausible futures using the NCHRP 750 Foresight Series framework for scenario planning. The presentation will also include results from the summer round of pop-up events.

      ACTION REQUESTED: Informational

    3. 2050 Plan + TIP Programmatic Approach – Program Scoring – Mitch Barloga

      NIRPC staff will present on the revised programs proposed at the September meeting and conduct a scoring session on programs assigned to this Committee. The scoring will be used to recommend allocations of funding to the Technical Planning Committee.

      ACTION REQUESTED: Discussion

    4. 2050 Plan + TIP – Project Scoring – Mitch Barloga

NIRPC staff will present on unique scoring criteria for each program for recommendation to the Technical Planning Committee. The criteria will be used to evaluate individual project applications for the 2020 – 2024 Transportation Improvement Program.


4.0 Ped

4.1. South Shore Trails – Update

4.2 Complete Streets Workshop Update

4.3 American Discovery Trail - Update

    1. Pedal

    2. Greenways+Blueways Map – Please take some!

    1. Paddle

    2. NWI Paddling Association – Update

7.0. Grab Bag

    1. Project Updates

    2. Emerging Trends Video

    3. General Announcements (upcoming rides, events, etc.)

    4. Next 3PC Meeting – Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ NIRPC – 11AM

8.0 Adjournment

Committee Meeting ~ NIRPC September 6, 2018

Members & Guests – Jeff Sheridan, George Topoll, Tim Jones, Jenny Orsburn, Mark Gordish, Zully Alvarado, Mark O’Dell, Craig Zandstra, Robert Boklund, Terri Saltzman, Theresa Mince, Veronica Jalomo, Caroline Arnett.

Staff – Trey Wadsworth, Mitch Barloga, Scott Weber, Mary Thorne

George Topoll called the meeting to order at 11:05 am with the pledge of allegiance and self-introductions. The August 2, 2018 minutes were approved on a motion by Mark O’Dell and a second by Mark Gordish.


Scott Weber presented on the draft Performance Based Planning (PbP) Framework for the 2050 Plan. The framework will break down how NIRPC will go beyond federal requirements using the 16 critical paths as outlined in the 2050 Plan matrix to achieve Northwest Indiana’s vision. The Mobility plan focus area as it relates to the vision statements was examined at length for the committee. Staff will be looking at data metrics and measures, and baseline conditions to achieve increased or decreased performance targets by 2035 and 2050. Feedback from the committee was sought. The use of data from the National Council on Disability was suggested. Uber services leaves a large population out; how can we measure change in the future.

Mitch Barloga presented on the draft Programmatic Investment Approach for the 2050 Plan and 2020- 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This enhanced approach will identify investment programs, evaluate the programs and size funding to each program based on regional priority, evaluate projects within all programs and then program the highest scored projects with available funding per program. While the usual approach is more straightforward, the enhanced approach will better utilize the flexibility provided by some funding sources. Benefits will be easier to quantify and demonstrate performance. The best scored projects will come from regionally significant programs. Examples of what the practice might look like were shown and the scoring process for the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was examined. Feedback was solicited from the committee. A suggestion to use universal design principals rather than ADA which implies a minimal requirement.

Dominique Edwards reported that the 2050 Plan pop up events produced over 900 responses. Results are being tabulated. The next round of events will be in October.

Pedal - Mitch Barloga

The next 3PC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9 a.m. at NIRPC. Hearing no further business, Cary Kirkham adjourned the meeting at 12:30 p.m.