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NORTHWESTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9:00 A.M.

NIRPC Lake Michigan Room, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN

Annotated Agenda


1.0 Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance – Diane Noll, Chair

2.0 Public Comment

Members of the audience who have signed up to comment on agenda items will be recognized by the Chair.

Time is limited to 3 minutes per commenter. Commenters must sign up on the blue form prior to the start of the meeting.


3.0 Approval of the Minutes of the March 21, 2019 Executive Board Meeting Pages 1-3

ACTION REQUESTED: Approval


4.0

Report of the Chair – Diane Noll

5.0

Report of the Executive Director – Ty Warner

6.0

Finance & Personnel Committee – Justin Kiel

6.1 Resolution 19-16, NIRPC Purchasing Policy

Pages 4-9

Pages 6-9

ACTION REQUESTED: Approval


    1. Technical Planning Committee – Kevin Breitzke Pages 10-137

    2. FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2

        1. Public Comment Report on FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2 Pages 12-13

          Staff will present on public comments received for amendment #2 of the 2019-2020 UPWP

          ACTION REQUESTED: Informational

        2. Resolution 19-14, FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program

      Amendment #2 Pages 14-109

      Staff will present on Resolution 19-14, Amendment #2 to the FY 2019-2020 UPWP

      ACTION REQUESTED: Approval

    3. FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement ProgramTransportation Improvement Program Amendment #21

        1. Public Comment Report on FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement

          Program Amendment #21 Page 110

          Staff will present on public comments received for Amendment #21 to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program

          ACTION REQUESTED: Informational

        2. Resolution 19-15, FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program

      Amendment #21 Pages 111-137

      Staff will present Resolution 19-15, FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #21.

      ACTION REQUESTED: Approval

    4. NWI 2050 Plan Presentation

ACTION REQUESTED: Informational

8.0 INDOT, Rick Powers, La Porte District Deputy Commissioner

9.0 Other Business

10.0 Announcements

11.0 Adjournment


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.

NIRPC Executive Board Meeting 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN March 21, 2019

Minutes


Call to Order - Chairperson Diane Noll called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and self-introductions. The meeting was streamed live on YouTube.


Executive Board Members present included Geof Benson, Karen Freeman-Wilson, Justin Kiel, Tom McDermott, Jr., Diane Noll, James Ton and George Topoll.


Other Commissioners present included Jeannette Bapst, Kevin Breitzke, Charlie Brown, Robert Carnahan, Bill Emerson, Jr., Don Ensign, Will Farrellbegg, Steve Kramer and Tom Schmitt.


Guests present included Justin Mount, Rick Powers, Terry Velligan, Zully Alvarado, John Kruger, Amy Stanley, Lisa Shrader, David Wright, Jake Dammarell, Christopher Murphy, Tim Werner, Tim Zorn and Andrew Steele.


Staff present included Dave Hollenbeck, Ty Warner, Daria Sztaba, Talaya Jones, Mitch Barloga, Lisa Todd, Dominique Edwards, and Mary Thorne.


Public Comments –

There were no comments from the public.


New Appointments – Dave Hollenbeck announced the appointments to the Commission of Blake Jefferson, Councilman from the Town of Kouts and Mayor John Cannon from the City of Portage.


Minutes – The minutes of the February 21, 2019 Executive Board meeting were approved on a motion by Jim Ton and a second by George Topoll.


Report of the Chair – Diane Noll

Diane. Noll reported that an article in the Times stated that nine Northwest Indiana communities were in the top 20 safest communities in Indiana in a report by SafeWise. St. John was the safest community, Dyer was third, followed by Crown Point at fourth, Chesterton seventh, Munster at ninth, Valparaiso at 14th, Griffith at 15th, Highland at 16th and Hobart at 20th.


Report of the Executive Director – Ty Warner

Mr. Warner reported on the second Rail Crossing Task Force meeting. At the meeting, staff presented on their research regarding crossing locations and associated land uses, a third party reported on his own findings at select crossings and Dave Hollenbeck reported on procedural issues for recourse. Tom McDermott added that Sen. Carolyn Jackson’s bill didn’t even get a hearing. The consensus was that we must lobby Congress to change the laws. Karen Freeman-Wilson indicated that this was an issue being discussed by the League of Cities, and Ty Warner added that The National Association of Regional Councils is also engaged with the issue. The National Association of Railroad Safety Engineers passed a resolution and the issue is also being discussed in Virginia.

Mitch Barloga offered that there was also a discussion of rail issues at a conference he attended last week in Arkansas on collaboration of regional trail initiatives. In response to a suggestion of Charlie Brown, Dave Hollenbeck will look at crafting a resolution for the Commission. The Task Force will meet again on May 29 at 1:30 p.m. at NIRPC.


Ty Warner gave a brief summary of the federal requirements for the plan update process and announced the draft NWI 2050 Plan will be going out for public comment from April 1-April 30. He showcased a half-page flyer listing the four Open Houses to be held the last full week in April in Hammond, Gary, Michigan City and Valparaiso. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Transit options are also shown on the flyer. Mr. Warner urged those present to attend and to share the half-pager among their own networks in an effort to help get the word out. NIRPC is putting this on all its social media channels as well. In order to meet Federal adoption deadlines, NIRPC anticipates adoption of the plan at the May Full Commission meeting.


Jim Ton commended Mr. Warner for his commentary in the recent NWI Times Progress Edition about roots, regionalism, and working together for the good of Northwest Indiana.


Finance & Personnel Committee – Justin Kiel

Justin Kiel said the committee met this morning to review the financial status, reconciliation of expenses, and approve the claims register. There were two actions recommended by the Committee and requested of the Board today.


Daria Sztaba explained Resolution 19-13, Amendment #1B to the FY 19-20 Unified Planning Work Program for the Household Travel Survey in the amount of $115,252 in PL funds with a 20% match. On a motion by Jim Ton and a second by Tom McDermott, the Executive Board voted to adopt Resolution 19-13, Amendment #1B to the FY 19-20 Unified Planning Work Program as presented.


Lisa Todd explained Procurement #18-26 for a new IT service contract which will bundle IT services, phone services and copier lease and print services in an amount not to exceed $60,000. On a motion by Justin Kiel and a second by George Topoll, the Executive Board voted to approve Procurement

#18-26 for a new IT service contract.


Technical Planning Committee – Kevin Breitzke

Kevin Breitzke reported that the Technical Planning Committee met on March 12 and heard staff presentations on the Performance-based Planning Framework and draft strategies. Both will be included in the draft NWI 2050 Plan. Staff also presented on the draft 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The framework, strategies and TIP will go out for public comment on April 1.


There is one action today for the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for the Engineering Services for Mutual Benefit Connected with a Federal and Bike Trail. Mitch Barloga explained the agreement for new signage for the Erie Lackawanna and the Prairie Duneland Trail. On a motion by Tom McDermott and a second by Jim Ton, the Executive Board voted to approve the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for the Engineering Services for Mutual Benefit Connected with a Federal

and Bike Trail. Ty Warner said this action ratifies the 2016 agreement. The next Technical Planning Committee meeting will be on April 9 at 10 a.m. at NIRPC.


Outreach Committee - Just Kiel

Justin Kiel said the Committee met on March 16 and worked to update the Public Participation Plan and improved outreach. He also highlighted the open houses for NWI 2050. The committee will meet again on May 8 at 10 a.m. at NIRPC.


Legislative Committee – Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown thanked Tom McDermott for nominating him as Chair of the committee. Ty Warner said that the resolutions approved by the Board regarding Senate Bill 83, House Bill 1090, NIRPC’s increase in appropriations, and funding for an erosion control were all transmitted to the delegation immediately after the last meeting. Conversations are being held on moving the appropriations request forward. Charlie Brown added that it would be very beneficial for communities on the Commission to contact their legislators as constituents and offering assistance. Bob Carnahan said the Lake County Solid Waste bill had been defeated.


Indiana Department of Transportation - Rick Powers

Rick Powers reported he has no information on the Community Crossings grant results. He asked for patience as construction season is beginning and the barrels are on the way. There is an $18 million investment in the NIRPC region. He also reminded the Commission of the new mapping tool, www.nextlevelroads.com.


Other Business -


The next Technical Planning Committee meeting will be held on April 9 at 10 a.m. Hearing no other business, Kevin Breitzke adjourned the meeting at 11:05 a.m.


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Public Comment Report – April 1, 2019


FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2


The FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2 was released for a 7-day public comment period as required by the Commission’s 2014 Public Participation Plan. The comment period began on March 4, 2019 and ended on March 10, 2019. The draft FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2 was made available at www.nirpc.org.


One public comment was received regarding working to achieve transit across three counties. Please see attached page.


Technical comments were received by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to clarify language and modify the Air Quality Public Education task. All comments required to be addressed have been reflected in the final draft of the FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2. Changes are minor in nature and still propose to deliver the same tasks or activities as proposed in the initial draft.



Comment: 2019 - 2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2

Name

What is the nature of your comment?

What is your comment?

NIRPC response


Nicholas Vasil


Neutral

I want to recommend that better, more convenient public transportation bus service be provided to interconnect cities and towns within and between Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in Indiana.

This would help bring our communities closer together. Citizens should have convenient and affordable public transportation services within our community. Also, a "wheel tax" should be imposed on commercial trucks & vehicles passing through the northwest Indiana corridor from other states. Thank you. Nicholas Vasil

The 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program Amendment #2 contains transit planning activities to identify the opportunities the commenter suggests. In addition to these activities the Amendment allows for a regional transit plan should additional funding be identified.


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RESOLUTION 19-14


A RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN INDIANA

REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT #2 FOR THE FY 2019-2020 UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM FOR

LAKE, PORTER, AND LAPORTE COUNTIES, INDIANA


April 18, 2019


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 comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing transportation planning process to develop the FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP); and

WHEREAS, the preparation of a UPWP is a necessary and required part of the metropolitan area transportation planning process as specified in 23 CFR 450.308; and by its State statutory authority, the Commission is charged with regional planning responsibility for the environment, economic development, and transportation; and

WHEREAS, the work tasks described within the Commission’s UPWP are in conjunction with the programs and planning emphasis areas of the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations, and significant planning projects in the region by other agencies; and

WHEREAS, this UPWP Amendment #2 was developed through a participatory process as prescribed in the Commission’s 2014 Public Participation Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Technical Planning Committee (TPC) has recommended that the Commission approve the UPWP Amendment #2; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission hereby adopts the FY 2019-2020 UPWP Amendment #2 and the Commission is authorized to enter into such agreements and contracts as may be required with the funding and administrative agencies for the execution of this UPWP.

Duly adopted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission this eighteenth day of April 2019.



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ATTEST:

Diane Noll Chairperson



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George Topoll Secretary

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2019

2020

Amendment #2


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Unified Planning Work Program

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The NWI 2050 Plan guides NIRPC’s planning activities and identified four planning focus areas to implement the four visions for NWI: a connected, renewed, united, and vibrant NWI. These include, the environment, economy + place, people + leaders and mobility. Throughout this UPWP each task will be identified by the icons below for which planning focus area the task contributes to. Additionally, below, are the sixteen identified critical paths to achieve the visions of the NWI 2050 Plan.


Table of Contents

UPWP budget 6

2019 estimated task budgets after amendment #1B 7

2020 estimated task budgets – after amendment #2 9

About NIRPC 10

Background + purpose 10

State authority 10

NIRPC Commission – 2019 appointments 12

NIRPC committees 13

NIRPC staff organization and functions 14

About the UPWP 15

Required elements 15

FHWA + FTA planning emphasis areas 15

Metropolitan planning activities and tasks 16

  1. | Administration + public participation 16

    1. | Planning management + administration 17

    2. | Public participation + communication tools 18

    3. | Title VI program management 19

    4. | Environmental Justice program management 20

    5. | Americans with Disabilities Act program management 21

    6. | UPWP development and management 22

  1. | Data collection + analysis 23

    1. | Planning data collection 24

    2. | Planning data analysis + forecasts 25

    3. | GIS support services 26

    4. | Performance-based planning activities 27

    5. | Congestion management 28

    6. | Travel demand modeling 29

    7. | Air quality conformity 30

  1. | Short-range planning 31

    1. | Transportation Improvement Program development 32

    2. | Transportation Improvement Program management 33

    3. | Environmental red flag investigations 34

  1. | Long-range planning 35

    1. | 2050 comprehensive regional plan development – 2019 task only 36

    2. | NWI 2050 Plan implementation 37

    3. | Regional land use planning 41

    4. | Surface transportation planning 42

    5. | Environmental linkages planning 43

500 | Multi-modal planning 45

    1. | Active transportation planning 46

    2. | Transit planning – 2020 tasks 51

600 | Special planning activities 52

700 | FTA activities and tasks 53

  1. | Sub-grantees oversight 54

  2. | Transit planning – 2019 tasks 55

800 | NIRPC programs 56

800.1 | Air quality + education 57

800.2 | e-TIP 62

900 | NIRPC administration 63

Other significant regional planning activities 66

Appendices 67

UPWP submittal letters and resolution of adoption 67

INDOT approval letter 71

USDOT approval letter 73

Cost allocation plan approvals 75

Planning agreements 78

NIRPC / INDOT / transit operators 78

CMAP / NIRPC / IDOT / INDOT 90

FHWA planning emphasis area letter 92


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UPWP budget

Transportation Environment Communication Finance Administration KRC ED

Transportation Environment Communication Finance Administration KRC ED

Trey Wadsworth

Trey Wadsworth

Mitch Barloga

Mitch Barloga

Gabrielle Biciunas

Gabrielle Biciunas

Charles Bradsky

Charles Bradsky

Eman Ibrahim

Eman Ibrahim

Terrell Waddell

Terrell Waddell

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

James Winters

James Winters

Reg. Planner

Reg. Planner

GIS Planner

GIS Planner

Graduate intern

Graduate intern

Undergrad intern

Undergrad intern

Kathy Luther

Kathy Luther

Joe Exl

Joe Exl

Rachel Veronesi

Rachel Veronesi

John Smith

John Smith

Dominique Edwards

Dominique Edwards

Daria Sztaba

Daria Sztaba

Connie Boos

Connie Boos

Allen Hammond

Allen Hammond

Talaya Jones

Talaya Jones

Lisa Todd

Lisa Todd

Meredith Stilwell

Meredith Stilwell

Mary Thorne

Mary Thorne

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

Admin Asst

Admin Asst

Jody Melton

Jody Melton

Ty Warner

Ty Warner

2019


Loaded individual cost on grants >

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Staff time assigned to USDOT federal grants >

100%

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100%

100%

90%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

59%

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0%

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0%

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Staff time assigned to NIRPC share >

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UPWP

Staff cost Consultant / Equipment / Total

Federal

NIRPC

Non-NIRPC


Administration and public participation

section

partner / intern cost

license / other cost

task cost

share

share

share / in- kind value

Planning management + administration 100.1 222,280 - - 262,280 209,824 52,456 - 918 - - - - - - - - - - - 574 - - - - 164 - - - - 164 328 - - - -

Public participation + communication tools 100.2 157,585 - - 157,585 126,068 31,517 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 738 1,394 - - - - - 164 82 - - - - Title VI program management 100.3 5,185 - - 5,185 4,148 1,037 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -

Environmental Justice program management 100.4 5,185 - - 5,185 4,148 1,037 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 82 - - - - - - - - - - -

ADA program management 100.5 13,371 - - 13,371 10,697 2,674 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 82 - - 82 - - - - - - - -

UPWP development and management 100.6 45,468 - - 45,468 36,374 9,094 - 164 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 164 - - - - - 164 - - - -

Total costs for task group 449,073 - - 489,073 391,259 97,815 - Data collection + analysis

Transportation data collection 200.1 125,851 - - 125,851 100,681 25,170 - - - - - - 1,640 82 - 164 164 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Planning data analysis + forecasts 200.2 80,346 - - 80,346 64,277 16,069 - - - - - - - 82 - 984 164 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

GIS support services 200.3 92,003 - - 92,003 73,602 18,401 - - - - - - - - - 82 1,312 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Performance-based planning activities 200.4 39,475 - - 39,475 31,580 7,895 - - - - - - - 328 - 164 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Congestion management 200.5 21,829 - - 21,829 17,463 4,366 - - - - - - - 246 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

PL + 5303 activities

PL + 5303 activities

Travel demand modeling 200.6 21,829 - - 21,829 17,463 4,366 - - - - - - - 246 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Air quality conformity 200.7 21,829 - - 21,829 17,463 4,366 - - - - - - - 246 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Total costs for task group 403,162 - - 403,162 322,530 80,632 - Short-range planning

TIP development 300.1 80,775 - - 80,775 64,620 16,155 - - - - 820 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

TIP management 300.2 93,434 - - 93,434 74,747 18,687 - - - - 820 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 246 - -

Environmental red flag investigations 300.3 17,519 - - 17,519 14,015 3,504 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 164 - - - - - - - - - - - 82 - - Total costs for task group 191,728 - - 191,728 153,382 38,346 -

Long-range planning

2050 CRP development 400.1 268,315 - - 268,315 214,652 53,663 - 410 - 984 - 820 - - - - - 1,640 1,640 328 164 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

CRP implementation 400.2 49,432 - - 49,432 39,546 9,886 - - - 492 - 164 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Environmental linkages planning 400.3 25,958 - - 25,958 20,767 5,192 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 164 - - - - - - - - - - - 246 - -

Regional land use planning 400.4 69,574 - - 69,574 55,659 13,915 - - - 164 - 492 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 164 - - - -

Surface transportation planning 400.5 53,692 - - 53,692 42,953 10,738 - - - - - - - 246 - 246 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 328 - - - -

Total costs for task group 466,971 - - 466,971 373,577 93,394 - Multi-modal planning

Active transportation planning 500.1 179,943 - - 179,943 143,955 35,989 - - 1,640 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 246 - - - -

Transit planning 500.2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Total costs for task group 179,943 - - 179,943 143,955 35,989 -

Total budget for PL / 5303 + match 1,690,877 - - 1,730,877 1,384,702 346,175 - 1,492 1,640 1,640 1,640 1,476 1,640 1,476 - 1,640 1,640 1,640 1,640 902 492 - 738 1,640 328 - 82 - - 328 1,312 - 574 - -

PL / 5303 + match available per MPO Council distribution

1,731,691

1,385,353

346,338

Unprogrammed PL / 5303 + needed match to program PL / 5303

814

651

163

PL / 5303 + match available per MPO Council distribution

1,731,691

1,385,353

346,338

Unprogrammed PL / 5303 + needed match to program PL / 5303

814

651

163

^ hours of staff time billed to PL + 5303 across all metropolitan planning activities / 1,640 = 100% ^


2019


Trey Wadsworth

Trey Wadsworth

Mitch Barloga

Mitch Barloga

Gabrielle Biciunas

Gabrielle Biciunas

Charles Bradsky

Charles Bradsky

Eman Ibrahim

Eman Ibrahim

Terrell Waddell

Terrell Waddell

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

James Winters

James Winters

Reg. Planner

Reg. Planner

GIS Planner

GIS Planner

Graduate intern

Graduate intern

Undergrad intern

Undergrad intern

Kathy Luther

Kathy Luther

Rachel Veronesi

Rachel Veronesi

John Smith

John Smith

Dominique Edwards

Dominique Edwards

Daria Sztaba

Daria Sztaba

Connie Boos

Connie Boos

Allen Hammond

Allen Hammond

Talaya Jones

Talaya Jones

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

Transportation Environment Communication Finance


Lisa Todd

Lisa Todd

Meredith Stilwell

Meredith Stilwell

Mary Thorne

Mary Thorne

Administration


Admin Asst

Admin Asst

Jody Melton

Jody Melton

Ty Warner

Ty Warner

KRC ED


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Joe Exl

Joe Exl

UPWP

Staff cost Consultant / Equipment / Total

Federal

NIRPC

Non-NIRPC

section

partner / intern cost

license / other cost

task cost

share

share

share / in- kind value


Special

Special

No activities identified in this UPWP period 600.1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Total budget for 5307 + match - - - - - - -


5307

5307

Sub-grantees oversight 700.1 315,105 - - 315,105 252,084 63,021 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1,558 541 1,394 - - - 164 - -

Transit planning 700.2 186,410 - - 186,410 149,128 37,282 - 148 - - - 164 - 164 1,640 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 246 - -

Total budget for 5307 + match 501,515 - - 501,515 401,212 100,303 -

TIP funded activitie

TIP funded activitie

Staff cost Consultant / partner cost

Educational + promotional materials

Air quality + eduction (FY2018 CMAQ) 800.1 110,213 - - 450,000 360,000 1,300 90,000 - - - - - - - - - - - - 66 - 1,640 82 - - - - - - - - - 82 - -

Household Travel Survey (FY2017 STBG) 800.2 - 127,024 - 127,024 101,619 - 25,405 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E-TIP (FY 2017 STBG) 800.3 - 45,000 - 45,000 36,000 9,000 -

Total budget for CMAQ or STP + match 110,213 172,024 - 622,024 497,619 10,300 115,405



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2019 estimated task budgets after amendment #1B

UPWP section

Task group name

Funding source

Total task cost

Federal share

Total match

(match source described to the right)

NIRPC match

Non-NIRPC

19-100

Administration and public participation


PL/5303

489,073

391,259

97,815

97,815

-

19-200

Data collection + analysis

403,162

322,530

80,632

80,632

-

19-300

Short-range planning

191,728

153,382

38,346

38,346

-

19-400

Long-range planning

466,971

373,577

93,394

93,394

-

19-500

Multi-modal planning

179,943

143,955

35,989

35,989

-

19-600

Special planning activities

-

-

-

0

-

PL / 5303 total

1,730,877

1,384,702

346,175

346,175

-

19-700

FTA activities + tasks

5307

501,515

401,212

100,303

98,298

-


19-800

Household Travel Survey

PO 0017804837

144,065

115,252

28,813

-

28,813

Air Quality Public Education – 2018 funds

PO 0018801273

110,213

88,170

55,228

1,300

53,928

Funding for CMAQ air quality public education will finish out the CMAQ Group 1 2018 funds already obligated. Amendment #1 is forthcoming, and will seek to secure funding previously obligated, and since de-obligated by INDOT to finish the Household Travel Survey already included in the 2019 work element, and previously approved in a 2017 amendment.


2020


Administration and public participation


UPWP

section


Staff cost


Consultant

/ partner cost


Direct cost


Total task cost


Federal share


NIRPC

share


Non-NIRPC

share

Transportatio

n

Environ

ment

Commun

ication

Finance

Administ

ration

ED

Planning management + administration

20-100.1

237,730

-

60,000

297,730

238,184

59,546

-

1460

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

328

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

82

131

0

25

0

Public participation + communication tools

20-100.2

115,150

-

-

115,150

92,120

23,030

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

328

1122

0

0

0

0

0

82

131

0

82

0

Title VI program management

20-100.3

8,052

-

-

8,052

6,442

1,610

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

123

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Environmental Justice program management

20-100.4

8,052

-

-

8,052

6,442

1,610

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

123

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ADA program management

20-100.5

44,416

-

-

44,416

35,533

8,883

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

920

920

0

0

0

0

0

0

164

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

UPWP development and management

20-100.6

38,573

-

-

38,573

30,858

7,715

-

164

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

107

0

0

0

0

0

107

0

0

0

Total costs for task group

451,973

-

60,000

511,973

409,578

102,395

-

Data collection + analysis

Transportation data collection

20-200.1

96,524

-

-

96,524

77,219

19,305

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

1640

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Planning data analysis + forecasts

20-200.2

30,568

-

-

30,568

24,454

6,114

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

82

0

575

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

GIS support services

20-200.3

76,073

-

-

76,073

60,858

15,215

-

0

0

0

0

0

1066

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Performance-based planning activities

20-200.4

23,145

-

-

23,145

18,516

4,629

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

246

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Congestion management

20-200.5

23,145

-

-

23,145

18,516

4,629

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

246

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Travel demand modeling

20-200.6

23,145

-

-

23,145

18,516

4,629

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

246

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Air quality conformity

20-200.7

15,430

-

-

15,430

12,344

3,086

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

164

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total costs for task group

288,029

-

-

288,029

230,423

57,606

-

Short-range planning

TIP development

20-300.1

16,725

-

-

16,725

13,380

3,345

-

0

0

164

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TIP management

20-300.2

179,843

-

-

179,843

143,874

35,969

-

0

0

1460

0

0

0

0

0

0

575

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

164

0

Environmental red flag investigations

20-300.3

8,580

-

-

8,580

6,864

1,716

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

82

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

33

0

Total costs for task group

205,148

-

-

205,148

164,119

41,030

-

Long-range planning

NWI 2050 Plan strategies implementation

20-400.2

259,119

-

-

259,119

207,296

51,824

-

0

1476

0

0

1312

0

0

164

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Regional land use planning

20-400.3

37,997

-

-

37,997

30,397

7,599

-

0

0

0

0

328

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

66

0

0

0

Surface transportation planning

20-400.4

78,309

-

-

78,309

62,647

15,662

-

0

0

0

0

0

410

0

476

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

82

0

0

0

Environmental linkages planning

20-400.5

102,812

41,475

-

144,287

115,430

20,562

8,295

0

0

16

82

0

98

0

16

16

0

0

230

164

640

0

0

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

49

0

Total costs for task group

478,238

41,475

-

519,713

415,770

95,648

8,295

Multi-modal planning

Active transportation planning

20-500.1

170,049

-

-

170,049

136,039

34,010

-

0

0

0

1542

0

0

0

0

0

0

230

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

66

0

0

0

Transit planning

20-500.2

137,274

-

-

137,274

109,819

27,455

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1607

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

82

0

Total costs for task group

307,323

-

-

307,323

245,858

61,465

-

Total budget for PL / 5303 + match

1,730,711

41,475

60,000

1,832,186

1,465,749

358,142

-

1624

1476

1640

1624

1640

1574

1640

1640

1624

1150

1150

1150

492

722

328

1384

107

0

164

0

0

164

582

0

435

0

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PL + 5303 activities

PL + 5303 activities

Trey Wadsworth

Trey Wadsworth

Gabrielle Biciunas

Gabrielle Biciunas

Charles Bradsky

Charles Bradsky

Mitch Barloga

Mitch Barloga

Eman Ibrahim

Eman Ibrahim

Peter Kimball

Peter Kimball

Vacant

Vacant

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

James Winters

James Winters

Interns

Interns

Interns

Interns

Interns

Interns

Kathy Luther

Kathy Luther

Joe Exl

Joe Exl

Env. Educator/ Coordinator

Env. Educator/ Coordinator

John Smith

John Smith

Dominique Edwards

Dominique Edwards

Daria Sztaba

Daria Sztaba

Connie Boos

Connie Boos

Allen Hammond

Allen Hammond

Talaya Jones

Talaya Jones

Lisa Todd

Lisa Todd

Meredith Stilwell

Meredith Stilwell

Mary Thorne

Mary Thorne

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

Candice Eklund

Candice Eklund

Ty Warner

Ty Warner

PL / 5303 + match per MPO Council distribution

1,832,186

1,465,749

366,437

Unprogrammed PL / 5303 + needed match to program PL / 5303

0

0

0

PL / 5303 + match per MPO Council distribution

1,832,186

1,465,749

366,437

Unprogrammed PL / 5303 + needed match to program PL / 5303

0

0

0

^ # of staff time billed to PL + 5303 across all metropolitan planning activities ^



Transportation Environment Communication Finance Administration ED

Transportation Environment Communication Finance Administration ED

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Trey Wadsworth

Trey Wadsworth

Gabrielle Biciunas

Gabrielle Biciunas

Charles Bradsky

Charles Bradsky

Mitch Barloga

Mitch Barloga

Eman Ibrahim

Eman Ibrahim

Peter Kimball

Peter Kimball

Vacant

Vacant

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

James Winters

James Winters

Interns

Interns

Interns

Interns

Interns

Interns

Kathy Luther

Kathy Luther

Joe Exl

Joe Exl

Env. Educator/ Coordinator

Env. Educator/ Coordinator

John Smith

John Smith

Dominique Edwards

Dominique Edwards

Daria Sztaba

Daria Sztaba

Connie Boos

Connie Boos

Allen Hammond

Allen Hammond

Talaya Jones

Talaya Jones

Lisa Todd

Lisa Todd

Meredith Stilwell

Meredith Stilwell

Mary Thorne

Mary Thorne

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown

Candice Eklund

Candice Eklund

Ty Warner

Ty Warner

2020


UPWP

Staff cost Consultant Direct cost Total

Federal

NIRPC

Non-NIRPC


Special

Special

Special planning activities

section

/ partner cost

task cost

share

share

share

No activities 20-600.1 - - - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 0 820 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total budget + match - - - - - - -

5307

5307

FTA activities + tasks

Sub-grantees oversight 20-700.1 351,279 - 74,000 425,279 340,223 85,056 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1476 984 1312 0 0 0 82 0

Total budget for 5307 + match 351,279 - 74,000 425,279 340,223 85,056 -

TIP funded activities Staff cost Cntrct Direct Other direct

Air quality + eduction (FY2019 CMAQ) 20-800.1 - 360,000 - 450,000 360,000 7,060 82,940 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E-TIP (FY 2019 STBG) 20-800.2 - 45,000 - 45,000 36,000 9,000 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

NWI transit plan (5307 pending award/match) 20-800.3 - 625,000 - 625,000 500,000 - 125,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total budget for CMAQ or STP + match - 1,030,000 - 1,120,000 896,000 16,060 207,940

NIRPC local cost Staff cost

NIRPC local cost 37,083 - 43,500 80,583 - 80,583 - 16 164 0 16 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82

Kabelin Drain 13,905 - - 13,905 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 164 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Calument Land Conservation Partnership 54,002 - - 54,002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 410 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chicago Area Waterway System 64,573 - - 64,573 0 0 0 0 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 189 0 190 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 246 0

EPA Urban Waters 2,781 - - 2,781 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

USDA Forest Service Grant

20-900

10,429 - - 10,429 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LaPorte Revolving Loan Fund 2,497 - - 2,497

Kankakee River Basin Commission 16,370 - - 16,370 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 164 0 0 0 0 0 0

Shared Ethics Advisory Commission 1,016 - - 1,016

Northwest Indiana Brownfields Coalition 33,142 - - 33,142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 197 0 0 49 0 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total budget for local funding 235,797 - 43,500 279,297 - 80,583 -

Total budget for all tasks 2,317,787 1,071,475 177,500 3,656,762 2,701,972 539,841 207,940



2020 estimated task budgets – after amendment #2

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In-Kind requests sent for pre-approval on April 2, 2019


Task group name

UPWP

section

Funding source

Consultant Direct costs costs

Total task cost

Federal share

Total match req'd

NIRPC

match

Non-NIRPC In-kind cash match value

Administration and public participation

20-100


PL/5303

$ -

$ 60,000

511,973

409,578

102,395

102,395

-

-

Data collection + analysis

20-200

$ -

$ -

288,029

230,423

57,606

57,606

-

-

Short-range planning

20-300

$ -

$ -

205,148

164,119

41,030

41,030

-

-

Long-range planning

20-400

$ 41,475

$ -

519,713

415,770

103,943

95,648

8,295

-

Multi-modal planning

20-500

$ -

$ -

307,323

245,858

61,465

61,465

-

-

PL/5303 total

1,832,186

1,465,749

366,437

358,142

8,295

-

Special planning activities

20-600

n/a

-

-

-

-

-

-

FTA activities + tasks

20-700

5307

425,279

340,223

85,056

85,056

-

-

TIP funded activites

20-800.1

2019 CMAQ

450,000

360,000

90,000

8,760

71,371

9,869

Des #1801359

20-800.2

2019 STBG

45,000

36,000

9,000

9,000

-

-

Des #1600543

20-800.3

5307

$ 625,000

0

625,000

500,000

125,000

-

125,000

-

Pending award /

Task group name

UPWP

section

Funding source

Consultant Direct costs costs

Total task cost

Federal share

Total match req'd

NIRPC

match

Non-NIRPC In-kind cash match value

Administration and public participation

20-100


PL/5303

$ -

$ 60,000

511,973

409,578

102,395

102,395

-

-

Data collection + analysis

20-200

$ -

$ -

288,029

230,423

57,606

57,606

-

-

Short-range planning

20-300

$ -

$ -

205,148

164,119

41,030

41,030

-

-

Long-range planning

20-400

$ 41,475

$ -

519,713

415,770

103,943

95,648

8,295

-

Multi-modal planning

20-500

$ -

$ -

307,323

245,858

61,465

61,465

-

-

PL/5303 total

1,832,186

1,465,749

366,437

358,142

8,295

-

Special planning activities

20-600

n/a

-

-

-

-

-

-

FTA activities + tasks

20-700

5307

425,279

340,223

85,056

85,056

-

-

TIP funded activites

20-800.1

2019 CMAQ

450,000

360,000

90,000

8,760

71,371

9,869

Des #1801359

20-800.2

2019 STBG

45,000

36,000

9,000

9,000

-

-

Des #1600543

20-800.3

5307

$ 625,000

0

625,000

500,000

125,000

-

125,000

-

Pending award /

match


NIRPC requests funding for CMAQ air quality public education be obligated from our 2019 Group 1 CMAQ allocation. These funds have already been approved for CMAQ eligibility in the June 2018 determination. In-kind match pre-approval has been submitted to INDOT and FHWA. In addition, to continue funding the e-TIP, NIRPC requested funding from our 2019 Group 2 STBG allocation. Funds for a regional transit study are pending approval of a FTA 5307 or Flex to FTA from Group 1 funds from the Commission.



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Originally outlined in the 1962 Federal-Aid Highway Act, the “3C” transportation planning process requires cooperation among all levels of government, comprehensively consideration of many planning factors, and be a continuously evaluated planning process.


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A Transportation Management Area is an urbanized area with greater than 200,000 people. Northwestern Indiana is such a region and this designation enhances NIRPC’s responsibilities under federal law. This includes the requirement that our planning process include a Congestion Management System and that USDOT certify that NIRPC conducts a 3C planning process.

About NIRPC

Background + purpose

NIRPC, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Northwestern Indiana, has the responsibility to conduct the federally required “3C" transportation planning process for Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties. This Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is a core planning document required by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). The UPWP is the approved work plan for the MPO staff, identifying planning tasks and activities to be conducted over the next two years.


This UPWP is also a financial planning document linking resources and staff where they will be the most effective in responding to significant local and regional issues and resolving area-wide problems. This includes describing other planning, administrative and program offerings of NIRPC as a council of governments. It includes all environmental and economic development planning, as well as transit administration, which includes sub-grantee oversight to transit providers in our region, grant administration, and procurement.


The UPWP continues to balance within the available resources, long and short- range planning and programming; special studies; data gathering, analysis, and dissemination; travel demand modeling; public involvement; and program administration. The UPWP attempts to address the major surface transportation issues facing our region and supports the necessary work required of an MPO in a Transportation Management Area. The UPWP is designed to maintain a certified, 3C transportation planning process in the context of a connected planning process with land use, social justice, economic development, and the environment.

State authority

Regional planning and coordination came to Northwestern Indiana in 1965 when enabling legislation was passed by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor. The first state law called for a transportation planning commission, which was inspired by the 1962 Federal Highway Act. The state law has since been amended to create what is known today as the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, a three-county council of governments. In the 2007 enabling legislation, NIRPC’s Executive Board membership was expanded and weighted voting was enabled.


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NIRPC region showing county and municipal boundaries


Northwestern Indiana is 1,520 square miles comprising a wide mixture of land uses, from the environmentally unique Indiana Dunes to one of the nation's largest concentration of heavy industry, and from urban and suburban communities to productive farmland. The communities along Lake Michigan and the places to the south have a diversity of residents, housing values and incomes.


Northwestern Indiana is a very important part of the sixteen county 9.7 million-person Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI Combined Statistical Area (CSA).

Northwestern Indiana’s population is 769,294 (2015) and has a labor force of 370,465 (2013) representing a significant portion of the CSA.


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Lake County

Porter County

LaPorte County

Cedar Lake

Robert Carnahan

Beverly Shores

Geof Benson

County Commission

Sheila Brillson

County Commission

Kyle W. Allen, Sr.

Burns Harbor

Jane Jordan

County Council

Mike Rosenbaum

County Council

Charlie Brown

County Commission

Jim Biggs

County Surveyor

Anthony Hendricks

County Surveyor

Bill Emerson, Jr.

County Council

Jeff Larson

Kingsbury

Mark Ritter

Crown Point

Andrew Kyres

County Surveyor

Kevin Breitzke

Kingsford Heights

Pending

Dyer

Steven Kramer

Chesterton

James G. Ton

LaCrosse

Justin Kiel

East Chicago

Anthony Copeland

Dune Acres

Jeannette Bapst

La Porte

Mark Krentz

Gary

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Hebron

Don Ensign

Long Beach

Nick Meyer

Griffith

Rick Ryfa

Kouts

Blake Jefferson

Michiana Shores

Jean Poulard

Hammond

Thomas McDermott, Jr.

Ogden Dunes

Carolyn Saxton

Michigan City

Pending

Highland

Michael Griffin

Pines

Pending

Pottawattomie Park

Pending

Hobart

Brian Snedecor

Portage

John Cannon

Trail Creek

Joshleen Denham

Lake Station

Christopher Anderson

Porter

Greg Stinson

Wanatah

Diane Noll

Lowell

Will Farrellbegg

Porter Township

Edward Morales

Westville

Thomas Fath

Merrillville

Richard Hardaway

Union Township

George Topoll

Munster

Dave Shafer

Valparaiso

Matt Murphy

New Chicago

Lori Collmar

St. John

Christian Jorgensen

Governor’s Appointment

Rep. Ed Soliday

Schererville

Tom Schmitt

Schneider

Jack Jeralds

Whiting

Joseph Stahura

Winfield

David Anderson

Lake County

Porter County

LaPorte County

Cedar Lake

Robert Carnahan

Beverly Shores

Geof Benson

County Commission

Sheila Brillson

County Commission

Kyle W. Allen, Sr.

Burns Harbor

Jane Jordan

County Council

Mike Rosenbaum

County Council

Charlie Brown

County Commission

Jim Biggs

County Surveyor

Anthony Hendricks

County Surveyor

Bill Emerson, Jr.

County Council

Jeff Larson

Kingsbury

Mark Ritter

Crown Point

Andrew Kyres

County Surveyor

Kevin Breitzke

Kingsford Heights

Pending

Dyer

Steven Kramer

Chesterton

James G. Ton

LaCrosse

Justin Kiel

East Chicago

Anthony Copeland

Dune Acres

Jeannette Bapst

La Porte

Mark Krentz

Gary

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Hebron

Don Ensign

Long Beach

Nick Meyer

Griffith

Rick Ryfa

Kouts

Blake Jefferson

Michiana Shores

Jean Poulard

Hammond

Thomas McDermott, Jr.

Ogden Dunes

Carolyn Saxton

Michigan City

Pending

Highland

Michael Griffin

Pines

Pending

Pottawattomie Park

Pending

Hobart

Brian Snedecor

Portage

John Cannon

Trail Creek

Joshleen Denham

Lake Station

Christopher Anderson

Porter

Greg Stinson

Wanatah

Diane Noll

Lowell

Will Farrellbegg

Porter Township

Edward Morales

Westville

Thomas Fath

Merrillville

Richard Hardaway

Union Township

George Topoll

Munster

Dave Shafer

Valparaiso

Matt Murphy

New Chicago

Lori Collmar

St. John

Christian Jorgensen

Governor’s Appointment

Rep. Ed Soliday

Schererville

Tom Schmitt

Schneider

Jack Jeralds

Whiting

Joseph Stahura

Winfield

David Anderson

NIRPC’s governing body is the Commission composed of county and municipal elected officials and one Gubernatorial appointment. The Commissions membership is established in Indiana state statute and is required to meet in full at least four times per year. A smaller Executive Board is elected by and from the full Commission membership and takes on the routine business of NIRPC, except for the adoption of bylaws, election of officers, and annual budget appropriations.


Please check NIRPC.org for updates to Commission membership.

NIRPC Commission – 2019 appointments


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NIRPC committees MPO functions:


Executive Director:

Warner

Executive Director

- Allen Hammond

DBE Officer (collateral duty)

Communication team:

Procurement Coordinator


About the UPWP

Required elements

A driving influence in the development of this UPWP is the federal transportation authorization act, The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST), and the Clean Air Act. The FAST Act was signed into law on December 5, 2015. The FAST Act is a five-year authorization and intends to improve surface transportation infrastructure, including our roads, bridges, transit systems, bicycle and pedestrian networks. The act contains ten

national planning factors, provides more flexibility for states and local governments, streamlines project approval image processes and maintains a strong commitment to safety.


Transportation planning activities are accomplished by NIRPC in an open, transparent and inclusive process that complies with federal metropolitan planning regulations in order to maintain this region’s federal planning certification. According to the planning rule, NIRPC develops the three major required products of a metropolitan area transportation planning process, which are a UPWP, a metropolitan transportation plan with at least a 20-year horizon, and a shorter-range Transportation Improvement Program. The UPWP is organized by major activity and task, in addition to the following details: who will perform the work, the schedule for completing the work, the resulting products, the proposed funding, and a summary of the total amounts and sources of federal and matching funds. The UPWP and other products of the planning process are reviewed by INDOT, FHWA, and FTA for compliance.

FHWA + FTA planning emphasis areas

NIRPC also focuses on National Planning Emphasis Areas (PEAs) put forth periodically by USDOT. The PEAs help with the implementation of the FAST Act. On February 8, 2018, PEAs were issued for FY 2019 and again on January 29, 2019 for 2020. The following is a summary:

2019


Ten national transportation planning factors:


  1. Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency;


  2. Increase the safety of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users;


  3. Increase the security of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users;


  4. Increase accessibility and mobility of people and freight;


  5. Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns;


  6. Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight;


  7. Promote efficient system management and operation;


  8. Emphasize the preservation of the existing transportation system;


  9. Improve the resiliency and reliability of the transportation system and reduce or mitigate stormwater impacts of surface transportation; and

  10. Enhance travel and tourism.


Metropolitan planning activities and tasks

100 | Administration + public participation

Program #: 19-100

2019 budget (as originally programmed):

Federal $391,259 Local match $97,815 Total $489,073


Program #: 20-100

2020 budget:

Federal (PL) $409,578 Local match $102,395 Total $511,973


Tasks (major deliverables italicized):


100.1 | Planning management + administration

Task objective:

Effective management of NIRPC team and resources to achieve high-quality and impactful outcomes from MPO image

functions. Efficient administration of NIRPC grants and contracts, and support of all Commission and topical committees. Ensure that environmental concerns and protections are fully integrated into transportation planning as early as possible to improve both project delivery and environmental quality in the region. Ensure that overall agency outreach and communication is integrated with the public participation requirements of the MPO.

Task description:

Elements:

Activities:

Transportation and Environmental Directors participate in meetings with partners on transportation topics, and subjects with linkages to NWI’s transportation network, throughout the year. Examples include the MPO Council in Indianapolis, Department of Natural Resources, Lake Michigan Coastal Program Coastal Advisory Board, Chicago Wilderness, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Transportation Committee, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Illinois-Indiana Sea-Grant Advisory, Indiana Climate Change Impact Assessment Advisory Group, Urban Waters Federal Partnership, Calumet Collaborative, Port of Indiana, South Shore Clean Cities, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, etc.

Public outreach:

Coordinated implementation of MPO functions with the public, partners, stakeholders, state, federal, regional, and local agencies. Provide leadership level oversight of the NIRPC Outreach Committee.

Data collection/analysis: not applicable.

Task deliverables:

On-budget and on-schedule delivery of planning program including all grant deliverables and federally required 3C documents identified herein. Quarterly billing, performance evaluations, monthly committee and Commission meetings, and quarterly training activities.


NIRPC has been partnering with South Shore Clean Cities for many years to implement air quality public education programs to encourage behavior change and new technology adoption to reduce air pollution emissions from the transportation sector in our Non- Attainment area. Historically NIRPC has focused on the general public through public events advertising in print, radio, digital, and other multi- media formats, gas can exchange, car- pooling, anti-idling, and modal shift to active and public transportation. 19 years ago, NIRPC and other region partners collaborated to launch a Clean Cities coalition for our region. Since that time, South Shore Clean Cities has focused on specialized target audiences such as public and private diesel fleet operators. In recent years these efforts have started to integrate, for example, SSCC has had great success working with Schools from the diesel fleets approach. This has led to new partnerships with schools in areas beyond the bus such as Safe Routes to School promotion and education, vocational education classrooms, and many others.


Appendices

UPWP submittal letters and resolution of adoption


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Northwestern Indiana

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RESOLUTION 18-08


A RESOLUTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN INDIANA

REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION TO ADOPT THE

FY 2019-2020 UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM FOR

LAKE, PORTER, AND L APORTE COUNTIES, INDIANA


April 19, 2018


WHEREAS, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, hereafter referred lo as "the Commission", being designated the Metropolitan Planning Organization {MPO) for the Lake, Porter, and LaPorte County area, has established a comprehensive. cooperative, and continuing transportation planning process to develop the FY 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program

{UPWP); and

WHEREAS, thepreparationof a UPWPIs a necessary and required part of the metropolitan area transportation planning process as specified in 23 CFR 450.314; and by its State statutory authority, the Commission is charged with regional planning responsibility for the environment, economic development, and transportation; and

WHEREAS, the work tasks described within the Commission's UPWP are in conjunction with the programs and planning emphasis areas of the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations, and significant planning projects in the region by other agencies; and

WHEREAS, this UPWP was developed through a participatory process as prescribed In the Commission's 2014 Public Participation Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Technical Policy Committee (TPC) has recommended that tlhe Commission approve this UPWP; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission hereby adopts the FY 2019-2020 UPWP and the Commission is authorized to enter into such agreements and contracts as may be required with the funding and administrative agencies for the execution of this UPWP.

Duly adopted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission this nineteenth day of April 2018.


ATTEST:


Secretary

Placeholder for 2019 letter to INDOT for amendment #2

Placeholder for 2019 letter to INDOT for Commission resolution on amendment #2

INDOT approval letter

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Placeholder for 2019 letter from INDOT approving amendment #2

USDOT approval letter


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Placeholder for 2019 letter from USDOT approving amendment #2

Cost allocation plan approvals

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INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


100NorthSenate Avenue

RoomN955

lndianapois, Indiana 46204

PHONE:(317)232-6485 FA)(:(317) 232-1499

Eric Holcomb,Govemor

Joe McGuinness, Commissioner



February 15, 2018


Ty Warner, Executive Director

Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission

6l00 S0uthpo1t Road, Po,tage, Indiana 46368

Dear Mr. Warner,


INDOT has!'eviewed the CY 2019 Cost Allocation Plan presentedby NIRPC MPO for the period of January I, 2019 through December 31,2019.


In accordance 2 CFR 200.33l, the India na Department of Transportation (!NDOT), acting as lhcpass-through entity for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the following indirect and fringe rates which will bemonitored with respect to your Unified Planning Work Program Grant. Please include a copy of this

Je tter in your UPWP for future reference. Should the indirectrates changedttl'ing the FY 2019 grant period, please provide the revised informationfor re-approvlaand inclusionof the newrate letteras modificationi/nclusionin your UPWP Appendix. The approved rates are as follows:


Fringe 87%


Indirect 87%


Pleasefeel free to contact me if you haveany q11estions orconcerns regarding these rates.



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Emmanuel I. Nsonwu. '\... Transportation Planner

Teclrnical Plann ing & Programming Division Indiana Department of Transpotta tion


CC : R. Nunnally

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INDIANA DEPARTMENT OFTRANSPORTATION

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10 0 North SenateAvenue RoomN955 Indianpaolis.Indiana 46204

PHONE: (317) 232-5485

FAX: (317) 232-1499

Eric Holcomb, Governor

Joe McGuinnes,s Commissioner



February 8, 2019


Ty Warner, Executive Director

Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission 6100 Southport Road,

Portage, Indiana 46368 Dear Mr. Warner,

TNDOT has reviewed the CY 2020 Cost Allocation Plan presented by NIRPC MPO for the period of January 1,

. 2020 through December 31, 2020.


In accordance 2 CFR 200.331, the Indiana Department ofTranspo1tation (INDOT), acting as the pass-through entity for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved the following indirect and fringe rates which will be monitored with respect to your LJnjfied Pl anning Work Program Grant. Please include a copy of this letter in your UPWP for future reference. Should the indirect rates change dming the CY 2020 grant period, please:: provide:: the:: revisedinformation for re-approvaland inclusion of the new rate letter as modification/inclusion in your UPWP Appendxi. The approved rates are as follows:


Fringe 81%


In<lire<.:l 96%


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding these rates.


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Technical Planning & Programming Division Indiana Department ofTranspo1tation


CC: J. Newland

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Planning agreements

NIRPC / INDOT / transit operators

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RESPONSIBILITIES OF NIRPC


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S tru c tur e


  1. F or transportation planning and programming, NIRPC's organizational structure consists of the Policy Board, which is the Full Commission and Executive Board, the Transportation Policy Committee {TPC}, the Transit Operators Roundtable, and various advisory committees and subcommrttees.


    The Policy Board, members of which are set by State statutory authority, includes the following voting members:


    See Attachment #1


    The TransportationPolicy Committee includes the following voting members.


    See Attachment #2


  2. NIRPC has several Advisory Committees, which include members from the general public, transit consumers and operators, representatives fr