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Technical Planning Committee

January 8, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

Lake Michigan Room 6100 Southport Road, Portage

Annotated Agenda


    1. Call to Order by Chairman, Opening and Announcements

    2. Pledge of Allegiance; Introductions

    3. Meeting Participation Survey

      INDOT requires NIRPC to develop a questionnaire to help evaluate the success of their efforts to reach out to all members of our community. Participation is strictly voluntary and anonymous.

    4. Minutes of the December 11, 2018 meeting (pp. 1-2) ACTION REQUESTED: Approval


2.0 Public Comment on Agenda Items

This is an opportunity for comments from members of the audience. The amount of time available to speak will be limited to 3 minutes. Commenters must sign the blue form.


    1. Implementation Planning

    2. Next Level Trails Funding Presentation

      Staff will present on the Next Level Trails Funding opportunity provided by the state through the Next Level initiative.

    3. INDOT Community Crossings Presentation

      Jessica Miller and Marcia Blansett of the Indiana Department of Transportation will present on the Community Crossings program.

    4. Public Comment Report on the Comprehensive Regional Plan Update Companion Amendment #6 (p. 3)

      Staff will present on public comments received for amendment #6 of to the long-range plan to incorporate federally required performance-based planning targets.

    5. Resolution 19-02 Comprehensive Regional Plan Update Companion Amendment #6 (pp. 4-8)

      Staff will present on amendment #6 of to the long-range plan to incorporate federally required performance-based planning targets. ACTION REQUESTED: Recommend to Commission

    6. Public Comment Report on the 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment

      #1 (p. 9)

      Staff will present on public comments received for amendment #1 to the 2019 Unified Planning Work Program to add funding for the Air Quality Public Education Program.

    7. Resolution 19-03 on the 2019 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #1

(pp. 10-22)

Staff will present on amendment #1 to the 2019 Unified Planning Work Program to add funding for the Air Quality Public Education Program. ACTION REQUESTED: Recommend to Commission

    1. Programming

    2. Public Comment report on FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #19 (p. 23)

      Staff will present on public comments received for amendment #18 of to the Transportation Improvement Program to incorporate federally required performance-based planning targets.

    3. Resolution 19-04, FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #19 (pp. 24-28)

      Staff will present on public comments received for amendment #18 of to the Transportation Improvement Program to incorporate federally required performance-based planning targets. ACTION REQUESTED: Recommend to Commission

    4. Public Comment Report on FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #18 (p. 29-30)

      Staff will present on the public comments received for amendment #19 to the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.

    5. Resolution 19-05, FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #18 (pp. 31-35)

Staff will present on amendment #19 to the 2018-2021Transportation Improvement Program. ACTION REQUESTED: Recommend to Commission


    1. Topical Committee Reports

      Various committees are invited to report out on their meetings.

    2. Environmental Management Policy Committee (EMPC)

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

    4. Transit Operators Roundtable (TOR)

    5. Land Use Committee (LUC)

    6. Surface Transportation Committee (STC)

    7. Transportation Resource & Oversight Committee (TROC)


    1. Reports from Planning Partners

    2. Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration

    3. Neighboring Regional Planning Agencies


    1. Other Business, Staff Announcements and Upcoming Meetings

    2. Other Business

    3. Staff Announcements

    4. NIRPC Meetings/Events

      • The Environmental Management Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, January 10 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.

      • The Finance & Personnel Committee will meet on Thursday, January 17 at 8:00 a.m. in the Dune Room at NIRPC.

      • The Full Commission/Executive Board will meet on Thursday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.

      • The NIRPC Offices will be closed on January 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

      • The Land Use Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 31 at 10 a.m. in the Dune Room at NIRPC.

      • The Surface Transportation Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room.

      • The Environmental Management Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, February 7 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.

      • The Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee will meet on Thursday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the

Lake Michigan Room at NIRPC.


8.0 Next Meeting

The next Technical Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at the NIRPC office.


9.0 Adjournment


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

NIRPC Lake Michigan Room, 6100 Southport Road, Portage December 11, 2018

Minutes


Kevin Breitzke called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present included Kevin Breitzke, George Topoll, Will Farrellbegg, Kelly Wenger, Margot Sabato, Dean Button, Tom MacLennan, Doug Ferguson, Jessica Miller, Beth Shrader and David Wright. Others present included Julie Ritzler, Jerry Siska, Francisco Rosado, Jr., Michael Jabo, Lauren Orchard, Ismail Attallah, Andrew Steele, K-Todd Behling, Aj Bytnar, Jake Dammarell, Jill Murr, Terry Velligan, Chris Moore and Ron Wiedeman. Joyce Newland and Kay Nelson participated via conference phone. Staff present included Trey Wadsworth, Charles Bradskey, Scott Weber, Mitch Barloga, Dominique Edwards, Eman Ibrahim, James Winters, Peter Kimball and Mary Thorne.


The INDOT participation survey was available at the table in the lobby.


The minutes of the November 11, 2018 Technical Planning Committee meeting were approved on a motion by Will Farrellbegg and a second by George Topoll.


There were no public comments.


Implementation Planning

Eman Ibrahim presented on the 2050 Plan draft strategies identification. The Committee reviewed the 31 strategies under the goals of Connected, Renewed United and Vibrant for the Our People & Leaders vision. Changes were made as follows:


Connected

INDOT has adopted its system performance, freight, and air quality targets based on field data collected in the calendar year 2017. NIRPC will plan and program projects in support of attaining these targets. NIRPC, INDOT, IDOT, and CMAP have adopted the congestion targets based on field data collected in the calendar year 2017. NIRPC will plan and program projects in support of attaining these targets.

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Public Comment Report

Amendment #18 to the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

January 17, 2018

Amendment #18 of the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program was released for a 30-day public comment period which began on December 7, 2018 and ended January 6, 2018. The amendments were made available at www.nirpc.org . One public comment was received during the comment period on the proposed amendment. It is:


Comment Received

Manner Considered by Staff

Significant?

Need to Modify?

Any and all ways to increase the ease and safety of bicycle commuting around the area would be greatly appreciated-- even all winter long!

A reply email was sent out. NIRPC's response:

"We hope you are well! Happy New Year to you! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a comment. At NIRPC, we have staff members who are avid cyclists and occasional bicycle commuters, who happen to understand your request. In regard to your inquiry, there happens to be at least one project in this amendment that will add a multi-use trail from Westville to Purdue Northwest, which will extend to the North of that town. Currently, NIRPC has a call-out for projects, known as the NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability). The NOFA allows local communities to submit their projects to be added to a list of federally funded projects in Northwest Indiana. This year the NOFA leans heavily towards improving the quality of living in our three counties (Lake, Porter, LaPorte), which includes making Complete Streets a priority.

Complete Streets strive to make our streets more inviting for all modes of transportation, not just automobiles and trucks. This makes sure that our streets are safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, and in turn makes our communities more inviting places to live, work and play. Many communities in Northwest Indiana are working toward getting a Complete Streets policy in place and implementing it.

After all submissions are in and projects are chosen, you should see more projects that increase the ease and safety for everyone, no matter what season it is. Kudos to you for getting out and riding your bike this winter!

We hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time."

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No

NIRPC also received one technical comment from the Interagency Consultation Group. It is:


Comment Received

From

Manner Considered by Staff

Significant?

Need to Modify?

Des # 1173780 (Crown Point): This is an

INDOT

Agreed. The amendment was amended

No

Yes

Admin Mod, just moving years FY 15-19,

and des # 1173780 (Crown Point) was

adding less than 50% funds

removed from amendment and treated as

an Administrative Modification.


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RESOLUTION 19-05


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. 18

January 17, 2019


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 seventeenth day of January, 2019.



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Chairperson


ATTEST:



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Secretary

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

Resolution 19-05; Amendment #18 January 2019


Local Projects/Project Phases

DES Sponsor Project Description/Location TIP Action Fund

Type


Phase Year Total Cost Federal Non-Federal



1702159


Lake County


101st Ave; New or Improved Signals at 101st Ave & Sheffield


Remove Project


STBG I

Chicago UZA

PE

2019

$ 138,024

$ 110,419

$ 27,605

ROW

2019

$ 25,000

$ 20,000

$ 5,000

CN

2020

$ 488,750

$ 391,000

$ 97,750

Lake County wishes to eliminate this project from the TIP



1702833


LaPorte Co


LaPorte County Bridge #186; located on CR 650 W over Kankakee River


Add Project


Local Bridge

ROW

2020

$ 50,000

$ 40,000

$ 10,000

CN

2023

$ 1,800,000

$ 1,440,000

$ 360,000

CE

2023

$ 360,000

$ 160,000

$ 200,000

LaPorte County would like to add this project to the TIP


1173427


Crown Point

Storm Drainage Imp. SR 53 and 101st Ave intersection


Remove Project

STBG I

Chicago UZA


ROW


2021


$ 250,000


$ 200,000


$ 50,000

The City wishes to eliminate this proejct from the TIP


1601897


Hobart


Road Safety Audit


Remove Project

HSIP

Chicago UZA


PE


2018


$ 66,667


$ 60,000


$ 6,667

The City wishes to eliminate this proejct from the TIP



1600543


NIRPC

Regional Planning; RTIP software license fee & support


Add Funds

STBG I

Chicago UZA


PL


2019


$ 45,000.00


$ 36,000.00


$ 9,000.00

This project was only funded in FY 18, for Region Transportaion Improvement Program (RTIP) software.


1702831


Lake County


Lake County Bridge #47, Belshaw Road over Bruce Ditch; 1.0 mi east of US 41


New Proejct


Local Bridge Program

PE

2019

$ 152,500

$ 122,000

$ 30,500

PE

2020

$ 152,500

$ 122,000

$ 30,500

RW

2020

$ 80,000

$ 64,000

$ 16,000

CN

2022

$ 1,380,000

$ 1,104,000

$ 276,000

This is a new project for the county



1702830


Lake County


Lake County Bridge #48, 117th Ave over West Creek; 0.30 mi E of White Oak


New Project


Local Bridge Program

PE

2019

$153,300.00

$ 122,640

$ 30,660

PE

2020

$153,300.00

$ 122,640

$ 30,660

RW

2020

$80,000.00

$ 64,000

$ 16,000

CN

2023

$1,380,000.00

$ 1,104,000

$ 276,000

This is a new project for the county



1801831


LaPorte Co


Lincoln Trail Extention, from W 300 S to PNW


New Project


STBG II

Michigan City UZA

PE

2019

$380,000.00

$ 304,000

$ 76,000

RW

2020

$350,000.00

$ 280,000

$ 70,000

CN

2022

$1,825,000.00

$ 1,460,000

$ 365,000

This is a new project for the county



1900021


NICTD


Camera System, preliminary engineering/study


New project


5337

SOGR


PL


2019


$ 80,000


$ 64,000


$ 16,000

This is a new project for NICTD



1900023


NICTD


New Roof - Mechanical Shop


New Project


5337

SOGR


CN


2019


$ 500,000


$ 400,000


$ 100,000

This is a new project for NICTD



1900024


NICTD


South Bend Station Relocation Study


New Project


5337

SOGR


PL


2019


$ 233,371


$ 186,697


$ 46,674

This is a new project for NICTD


1900025


NICTD


Upgrade Ticket Vending Machines


New Project


5337

SOGR


CN


2019


$ 144,000


$ 115,200


$ 28,800

This is a new project for NICTD



1601184


Valparaiso


New Transit Service to Chicago (Years 1-3)


New Project


CMAQ

Chicago UZA


CN

2018

$425,000

$ 340,000

$ 85,000

2019

$416,000

$ 332,800

$ 83,200

2020

$408,000

$ 326,400

$ 81,600

This is a new service for Valparaiso