2019


2019

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Coordinated Transit Plan

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Program Management Plan


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Requests for alternate formats: please contact NIRPC at (219) 763-6060 or nirpc@nirpc.org. Individuals with hear impairments may contact us through the Indiana Relay 711 service by calling 711 or (800) 743-3333


Executive summary

This Coordinated Transit Plan seeks to improve the accessibility of the overall transit system in Northwestern Indiana to individuals with disabilities, people who are low income, and people who are elderly. In order to improve the accessibility of the system, this plan used data and other information collected from transit operators, human service organizations, partner agencies, and the public to develop a set of regional needs and service gaps. These needs and service gaps were then matched to proposed goals to improve the connectivity and efficiency of the transit system and ultimately, funding priorities.


While the transit system in Northwestern Indiana covers a large geographic area, there are several limitations that have large impacts on the lives of individuals that rely on transit as their only source of transportation, namely people with disabilities, people who are elderly, and people who are low income. Most of the region is covered by demand response service, however these services do not provide the same level of freedom and flexibility as a fixed route system with complementary paratransit. Additionally, individuals who rely on transit are limited in their travel by the limitations of the transit networks service area and operational hours. In Northwestern Indiana, few providers offer services that cross county lines, and travel between cities is usually limited. These problems are increasingly aggravated by land development outside of the urban core, especially when human service agencies and medical facilities develop into unincorporated areas. Services between fixed route and demand response operators can be made more efficient by expanding fixed-route and paratransit services into communities that have the density to support higher levels of service, allowing demand response operators to operate more efficiently by focusing on longer city-to-city, county-to-county trips. Additionally, by working across program areas outside of transit, NIRPC and local decision makers can incentivize developing within the urban core, to curb unsustainable growth.


The transit system in Northwestern Indiana can also be made more efficient by coordinating services between providers. A constant problem among operators is retention of staff, limitations with vehicle availability, and access to local funds. By consolidating aspects of an operator’s services, sharing staff, and sharing vehicles; the regional transit system can grow beyond existing funding limitations. Other coordination methods should also be considered like working with medical professionals or human service providers to build efficiencies, such as coordinated multi-user dispatching, contributions to local match, data-sharing, trainings, and others.


An in-depth summary of demand response and fixed route with

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can be found in the “Transit

network: current conditions” section of this document.


In addition to the entire regional network, more attention needs to be paid to the individual accessibility of each transit system. Persons with disabilities frequently encounter problems accessing transit when

pedestrian infrastructure is lacking. This “first mile - last mile” gap in infrastructure creates a physical barrier image between individuals and where they need to go with potentially life-changing consequences. Adequate

pedestrian infrastructure is not enough, communities need to have the resources available to improve their pedestrian infrastructure to universal design standards. This can be done by setting aside federal

transportation funding for the implementation of locally- developed ADA transition plans, as well as image

continuing to prioritize funding for pedestrian connections to transit networks, residential areas, job centers, and recreational areas.


Communication continues to be an obstacle in Northwestern Indiana when discussing transit. Traditional methods used for communicating issues about transit or coordination are often ineffective. More effort should be given in to inform riders of meetings further in advance than what is typical for other public meetings. Individuals that rely on transit for 100% of their travel often have limited availability for making another trip to attend a meeting. Other opportunities for participation should be explored including utilizing

social media, and other online resources to where participants can weigh-in online. Additionally, public image participation should be solicited where people live: in transit facilities, on transit vehicles, in public housing,

and other places associated with the affected population groups. These considerations should all be made while recognizing that older residents may not have the same level of comfortability with technology.

Communication about transit can also be more accessible to the public by coordinating between transit operators to use common language and policies between their services. Participants in this planning effort often indicated that transit services were confusing to learn about. If operators work together to develop common paratransit policies, similar language about their service area and hours, similar fares, and a single place to communicate this information to the public, learning about transit can be less confusing.


Not every resident of Northwestern Indiana has the same transportation needs. Individuals who have been historically left behind in terms of transportation investments should be prioritized when considering how to grow and expand transit. These groups include people who are elderly, people with disabilities, people who are low-income, people who are ethnic minorities, and veterans. Increasing access between these priority population groups and critical locations area priority. Critical locations include: grocery stores, job centers, educational institutions, medical facilities, shopping districts, and other recreational areas. Inclusion of quality-of-life destinations can be just as important to an individual who relies on transit as the commonly- identified locations like hospitals or grocery stores. The ultimate aim of Northwestern Indiana’s transit

First mile-last mile commonly is used to refer to the gap between where a bus dropsoff an individual and their desired location. Often this specifically relates to pedestrian infrastructure or connections between regional transit services and local services.


ADA transition plansare a requirement of FHWA, designed to encourage communities to self-evaluate barriers to the accessibility of people with disabilities. The transition plan is designed to bridge the gap from outdated infrastructure to federally-mandated accessibility requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990


Aspart of the Coordinated Transit Plan, engagement was solicited using a variety of methods. Outreach efforts included:


Civil Rights

NIRPC meets the requirements of the applicable federal rules and regulations found at FTA Circular 4702.1 for Title VI; Circular 4704.1 for EEO; 49CFR Part 26 for DBE; 49CFR Part 18, and Circular 4220.1 for procurement; and other related requirements as identified in Other Provisionsas evidenced by successful triennial reviews of the designated recipient and biennial reviews of the sub-recipients.


NIRPC will comply with federal regulations that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, sex, age, creed, disability, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program from employment or activity for which it receives federal financial assistance either directly or indirectly

from the federal departments, and other federal, state and local government sources as well as any and all national, regional, and local private funds; and hereby gives assurance that it will in all phases and levels of program and activities, act affirmatively to achieve equal opportunities for participation by actively seeking out qualified people for due consideration for availability and job opportunities and encouraging the involvement of the socially and/or physically disadvantaged population in all phases of the program.


NIRPC, as designated recipient on behalf of seven subrecipients, routinely certifies to FTA that it meets all of the program management requirements as specified in all of the applicable FTA circulars. NIRPC oversight staff collects the individual operatorsTitle VI documents for inclusion in the NIRPC submittal.

Assistance to minority applicants is provided on an as-requested basis. Potential new providers of public transit are provided with information on the regional plan priorities, federal grants management process, eligibility requirements, financial capacity documentation, and availability of federal funds. All of the currently funded operators of public transit in northwest Indiana serve concentrations of either minorities, elderly, low-income and/or disability communities.


Section 504 and ADA Reporting

Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act requires recipients of FTA funds to make special efforts to provide transportation that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that equivalent services are provided to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.


NIRPC will monitor subrecipient compliance with Section 504 and ADA requirements by apprising them of their responsibilities, requiring the appropriate certifications and assurances, reviewing their service hours and other operating characteristics to ensure that accessible and equivalent service is being provided, and collecting other documentation of compliance as part of site visits.


NIRPC will require demographic information, including disability status of riders in required quarterly project reports. Subrecipients will be asked to report all project measures in a manner to include both a disability and an ethnic breakdown of the population served. A process will be developed to solicit any complaints based on perceived discrimination based on disability status.

Since the compliance monitor’s first annual review (2007) none of

the operators

has been found to be out of compliance or lost federal funding.


Designated Recipient Program Management

NIRPC adheres to FTA Circular 5010 Grant Management Guidelines; 49USC Chapter 53; CFR 49 Part 18; FTA Circular 9030.1 and FTA Circular 4220.1 in the conduct of its sub-recipient oversight. Sub-grantee management and oversight is conducted by a full-time staff position with support from staff in procurement, planning, and financial management. On-site inspections of sub- grantees and vehicles are conducted annually for compliance with Title VI, ADA and FTA program management requirements. Sub- grantees are required to report quarterly for financial management and program monitoring purposes.


NIRPC has an established accounting and reporting system that meets or exceeds FTA requirements for financial management. In

addition, all subrecipients must assure NIRPC that each has fiscal control and accounting procedures that will permit preparation of the required reports as well as a level of expenditures adequate to establish that such funds are used consistent with the rules and requirements of the program. These systems will also allow for the accurate, current, and complete disclosure of all financially assisted activities, the establishment and maintenance of accounting records which are supported by source documents and which adequately identify the source and application of funds provided, the effective control and accountability of cash, real and personal property, and other assets, the comparison of actual expenditures with budgeted amounts, allowing for the development of performance or productivity data and unit cost information, where appropriate; the application of OMB cost principles, agency program regulations, and the terms of subrecipient’s grant agreement to determine the reasonableness, allowability, and allocation of costs; and a procedure for minimizing the time elapsing between the receipt of Federal funds and local disbursement.


Procurement

All systems and procedures for financial management are in compliance with 49 CFR 18 and 19 the “Common Rule” and FTA Circular 4220.1.E Third Party Contracting Requirements and Circular 5010.1C for Grant Management. Subrecipients must submit all required certifications and assurances prior to contract signature and annually thereafter. In regards to Buy America:applicants will comply with 49 USC 5323(j), 49 CFR Part 661, and any other implementing guidance issued by FTA.


Pre-Award and Post Delivery Audits

Applicants will execute an assurance signifying their intent to conduct pre-award and post-delivery audits of any vehicles purchased with FTA funds.


Interim Bus Testing, 49 CFR, Part 665

Applicants must certify their compliance with the federal regulation before accepting any new bus models purchased or leased with FTA funds.


Drug Free Work Place Requirements

NIRPC is in compliance with the Drug Free Work Place requirements and annually reconfirms its compliance as required by the Drug Free

Workplace Act of 1988.


Drug and Alcohol Testing

Applicants must implement the provisions of the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, which requires drug and alcohol testing of safety sensitive employees. Subrecipients will certify their compliance annually and submit to the NIRPC an administrative summary of the previous year's drug and alcohol testing activities.


Debarment and Suspension

Applicants are required to execute the debarment and suspension second tier certification.

Restrictions on Lobbying

Applicants are required to execute the restrictions on lobbying certification. NIRPC will monitor conformance with Federal Restrictions on Lobbying through on-site compliance review questions. In addition, the NIRPC will review all applicable procurement documents for the presence of the Lobbying Certification. Lobbying restrictions apply to grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements involving $100,000 or more (Section 319 of Public Law 101-121).


Miscellaneous Requirements

Section 5333(b). Requires the applicant to comply with applicable labor requirements and protective provisions for employees of surface transportation providers. Title 49 U.S.C. 5333(b) requires that the interests of employees affected by assistance under most FTA programs shall be protected under arrangements the Secretary of Labor concludes are fair and equitable.


Charter Rule. FTA applicants are prohibited from providing any charter service using FTA funded equipment or facilities if there is at least one private charter service operator willing and able to provide that service that the applicant is proposing to provide. There are seven exceptions that are explained in the rule, 49 CFR PART 604.

Commercial Driver’s License. All drivers of vehicles designed to transport more than 16 persons (including the driver) must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).


Lease versus Buy Considerations. Capital funds may be used to lease capital assets from another party in cases where it is determined that leasing would be more cost effective than either purchasing or constructing the asset. Cost effectiveness comparisons must be conducted in accordance with 49 CFR Part 639.


Evaluation of Floodplain (if applicable, capital transit facilities only). Applicants must conduct analysis of flood hazards if construction is within a floodplain.


Real Estate Acquisition and Relocation (if applicable, capital transit facilities only). Applicants must meet federal requirements for acquisition and relocation of private residents and businesses.


FTA Safety Jurisdiction. Failure to correct any condition FTA believes "creates a serious hazard of death or injury" will result in loss of federal assistance.



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Appendix A: Applications



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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program Notice of Funds Available | due January 11, 2019

Overview of 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program programming approach


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September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January/February 2019 May 2019



Identified all project types eligible for federal funding


80+

project

types eligible

for federal-aid


Categorized project types into investment programs


13

investment programs

to review


Evaluated project types for their impact on NWI 2050 Plan

critical paths


high impact? medium impact?


Assigned a scoring tier and then set a target amount of eligible funds


Tier 1 $$

Tier 2 $


Use targets as a guide, solicit applications for unprogrammed and new funds


you apply for your community

pick a program


Evaluate project applications with enhanced scoring criteria


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"umbrella" criteria to

evaluate


Program well- scoring projects and leverage all federal-aid available to NWI


$267

million dollars of federal-aid

to advance

for NWI to

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project

the vision for

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Air quality


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Transit / asset mngmnt


Complete Streets


Transit / customer experience


Environment


Transit / expansion


Multi-use trails


Transit / operating


New roadways


Transit security


Planning Quality of place


Roadway

improvement

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Name of municipality or transit operator:

Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

Key milestones ▼

Friday, November 23, 2018 Application for funding open

Thursday, November 29, 2018 NIRPC and INDOT meet to discuss INDOT five-year program Early December INDOT provides final list of state projects for inclusion in TIP Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Optional application workshop at NIRPC

December 12, 2018 - January 4, 2019 Optional pre-application scoping meetings with NIRPC

Friday, January 11, 2019 Applications for funding due

January 14 - 29, 2019 Internal review of projects by NIRPC

February 5 - 12, 2019 Projects reviewed, scored and fiscally constrained by Committees

Friday, February 15, 2019 Draft TIP due to INDOT

January 29 - March 5, 2019 Air quality conformity modeling

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Final draft reviewed by TPC; window for iteration/revisions if necessar

April 1 - 30, 2019 30-day public comment period

Thursday, May 16, 2019 Anticipated vote to adopt TIP by Commission

Instructions for this application ▼

  1. Input requested information in all cells that have a blue box around the cell; see

  2. Most cells are locked to protect formulas and data validation. Cells with yellow

example to the right ►

boxes are for NIRPC use, or will auto calculate; see example to the right ►

Project Lake County Porter County

location ►

Phone # ► Urbanized area

Email ► Begin ▼

Road/trail name/other identifier ▼ 0

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Project information summary ▼

Primary program funds requested from ► Transit /

Primary project type ► 0

Project description ▼


Project funding summary ▼

CN cost estimate $ - Overmatch? Federal share $ - Regionally signifi PE/ROW cost estimate $ - Funding flex to F

LaPorte


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3) Be sure to confirm the project location is eligible for federal-aid; most FHWA project types and funding

Project scoring summary ▼

Self

NIRPC

Final

sources require the location to be on a federally-aid eligible roadway (see Maps tab)

Access and connections

0

0

0

4) Please provide as specific information as possible, especially for project cost estimation, project scope,

Economic generation

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0

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project limits, and if any capacity will be added to roadways

Environmental benefits

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0

0

5) Review all tabs for important information for your application, including funding source availability and

Local plan and policy support

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0

0

eligibility requirements to assist in scoping your project application (see Funding overview tab)

Regional plan and policy support

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0

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6) Review program and project types descriptions and decide on what program and project type you would

Partnerships

0

0

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like to apply for (see Program info tab)

Project readiness

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0

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7) Input all required information for your project application on the program specific tab and email completed

Safety

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0

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application to cbradksy@nirpc.org with all required attachments no later than Friday 1/11/2019

Social equity

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0

0

8) If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, or join us for the optional application

Total of 100 possible ►

0

0

0

workshop on Tuesday December 11th at 1pm, or arrange for a pre-application meeting before Friday

Other important project information ▼

January 4, 2019

9) Join us for a peer review of all projects in the beginning of February to support your project application

Project will need CMAQ eligibility determ Project will need HSIP eligibility determ

ination (y/n) ► ination (y/n) ►



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Programming rules for projects funded with FHWA derived funds in the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program:

The programming rules below will govern the funds awarded in the 2020-2024 TIP. The rules will also assist in the management of the TIP, through amendments and/or modification, after it is adopted and approved by INDOT and USDOT. They are presented below to achieve a common understanding across both UZAs, fund sources, and transportation modes.

1:

Sponsor must provide a guarantee that their match will be available for each phase and year of the project. Sponsors are encouraged to identify funding sources (public and private) that will be used for the sponsor’s match. This may include innovative financing techniques to ensure success for the project.

2:

The sponsor must have a current ADA transition and Title VI plan on file with NIRPC. Further, if a project will advance progress on implementing the sponsor’s ADA transition plan, provide a description on what progress will be made.

3:

Complete Streets policy and guidelines should be followed wherever possible. If the policy cannot be met, a reasonable explanation must be given in the application explaining why.

4:

Preliminary Engineering (PE) and Right of Way (ROW) phases will be limited to a combined total of 7.5% of the estimated construction estimate. These funds will be initially set aside for every project, but the project sponsor may elect not to receive the funds. If sponsor elects not to use funds for PE or ROW, the funds will be programmed for other projects.

5:

The PE phase must start within the fiscal year in which that phase is programed. This may be paid entirely by the sponsor or with federal funds including the sponsor’s matching funds. If the sponsor cannot show that this phase has begun within this time frame, the letting date for the project will be assessed with a high risk rating, and if the letting date is not met, the entire project may lose its funding. The intent is for the sponsor to begin the project and work towards the targeted letting date, so that all programmed funds are obligated and not lapsed back to INDOT. FHWA guidelines must be followed for PE. See https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federalaid/150311.cfm.

6:

If ROW is required and federal funds are involved in this process, it must be encumbered in the fiscal year that it is programmed. The sponsor may elect to apply for funds for this phase at the time of the application, or at a later date, if funds are available.

7:

The application must include a map at sufficient enough scale to clearly identify beginning and ending points of the project. Sponsors are encouraged to include photographs or other visuals (on either 8 ½ x 11, 8 ½ x 14, or 11 x 17 paper) to identify the scope of work required and to help explain the project to the reviewers.

8:

The project must let in the fiscal year that it is programed. Only one exception will be allowed for the letting: 1) The letting will be allowed to move to the next available year that there is available funding within the existing five-year TIP. The practice of pushing projects outside of the five-year TIP will cease. 2) If after a project is allowed to move within the five-year TIP, and the letting still cannot be made, the project will be eliminated from the TIP, losing commitment. Future work must wait until the next NOFA and the project will be required compete for future funding. Federal funds spent will be required to be paid back to FHWA by the sponsor, if construction does not occur within ten years.

9:

A project will not be allowed to change its scope in such a way that it appears to be an entirely different project. Exceptions will be allowed for: 1) Changes in the project’s limits, upon approval of the Transportation Resources Oversight Committee (TROC). 2) Downsizing the scope, or phasing the project provided the overall funding request does not increase. 3) Once a project is awarded, the funds programmed to that project shall remain with that project for the year in which it is programmed. If the project is eliminated or suspended by the Sponsor, the funds will be reprogrammed.

10:

If a project is applying for funds from CMAQ or HSIP category, additional eligibility determinations must be met. For projects requesting CMAQ funding, please see https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/factsheets/cmaqfs.cfm. For HSIP funding please see https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/legislationandpolicy/fast/guidance.cfm. Technical assistance from NIRPC will be available for these funding sources.

11:

During construction, Change Orders will be limited to 10% of the CN letting amount or $100,000, whichever is less. The maximum amount set aside for all change orders is capped at 1.75% of the total funding available in that fiscal year.

12:

Transfers of funds from FHWA derived sources to be flexed to FTA will be requested by NIRPC, pursuant to INDOT rules, and generally only after a full year appropriation has been made by Congress.

13:

A risk factor will be assigned to each fiscal year to assist in absorbing any unexpected project cost increases or other uncertainties. If those funds are not needed by any project, they will be reprogrammed in the next NOFA: First year in TIP – 0%; second year in TIP – 1%; third year in TIP – 1.5%; fourth year in TIP – 2%; and fifth year in TIP – 2.5%



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Programming rules for projects funded with FTA derived funds in the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program:

The programming rules below will govern the funds awarded in the 2020-2024 TIP. The rules will also assist in the management of the TIP, through amendments and/or modification, after it is adopted and approved by INDOT and USDOT. They are presented below to achieve a common understanding across both UZAs, fund sources, and transportation modes.


1:

Transit vehicles (some rules may only apply to NIRPC subrecipients) : 1) If an operator has more than one vehicle that has met the end of its useful life, they may choose to swap the priorities of the vehicles only if the vehicle swapped has a lower-rated condition assessment. 2) NIRPC will not submit any vehicle replacement into a grant unless it is confirmed that the vehicle will meet the end of its useful life within the following calendar year, the vehicle will be bumped into the following priority year and all other vehicles will advance in priority. 3) Preliminary

specifications on vehicle replacements and capital purchases are due before FTA grant submissions and/or TIP applications. 4) NIRPC will not program any vehicle replacement for a sub- recipient into the TIP unless it is part of the Indiana State QPA or an identified state cooperative agreement. 5) NIRPC will not submit any vehicles for early replacement to FTA if none of the vehicle’s systems have been rated as “inoperable,” or a “0” condition assessment. 6) Operators will have to submit an annual condition assessment for every vehicle in their fleet, failure to submit a condition assessment will result in no TIP awards or grant executions for an operator’s vehicle replacements. 7) Vehicles will only be replaced until the cap of 5307 funding designated in the TAM plan for vehicle replacements has been reached. 8) Vehicles may be purchased beyond the cap, if it allows the small transit providers to meet the goals

set in their TAM plan.

2:

Late or missing data submissions may result in denial of programming for federal funds. Including: 1) National Transit Database (NTD); 2) Annual List of Obligated Projects (ALOP); 3) Other subrecipient reporting to NIRPC: Vehicle Usage & Accident, Drug & Alcohol Testing, Disadvantage Business Enterprise Report, Preventive Maintenance Reporting, Operating Assistance Financial Report, Capital Cost of Contracting Financial Report, Income Financial Report, ADA Review Documentation, Biennial Review Documentation, Certifications and Assurance Compliance, Availability of Local Match Annual Report, Triennial Review Documentation, State Board of Accounts Audit, and Procurement Documentation.

3:

Funding programmed in the TIP that is not obligated in an FTA approved grant two years after the original programming year, will be made available in the following NOFA, recompeted, and reprogrammed to avoid lapsing funds.

4:

If an operator does not have enough local match to replace multiple vehicles in a single year, the operator may choose to “bump” a vehicle from one year to another, advancing the priority of all other replacements, provided the group can maintain its ULB thresholds.

5:

Pursuant to FTA regulations, operators may not receive operating assistance funds valued in excess of their proportional share of Vehicle Revenue Hours as a percentage of a maximum of 75% of a single year’s total 5307 apportionment.

6:

Operators seeking FHWA CMAQ funds to pilot new transit service understand that the funds are for startup service and that it is the responsibility of the operator to secure future operating funds to sustain the transit service.

7:

Operators are expected to spend down obligated carryover in grants, and unobligated carryover not yet in a grant, before requesting new funds from the most recent apportionment. A carryover balance equal to half of a year’s worth of operating expenses will be maintained regionally for stop-gap funding purposes should an federal appropriation be unexpectedly reduced.

8:

If an operator has reduced or eliminated service in one part of their service area and has applied for an expansion in another part of their service area, the operator may be asked to provide a demonstration of how the saved revenue from the reduced service has been redistributed to the rest of their service area. Additionally, the operator may be asked to include documentation on how the new expansion will differ than the service that needed to be cut.

Estimated funding from the Federal Transit Administration for the 2020 - 2024 Transportation Improvement Program:

Overview of available funds:

Northwestern Indiana receives funding from the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations to fund surface transportation improvements in Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties. NIRPC, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the three county region, is charged with programming the funds into a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in compliance with federal regulations and consistency with the air quality conforming long- range plan for the region. The 2020-2024 TIP is scheduled to be adopted by the Commission in May 2019 and will be consistent with the air quality conforming NWI 2050 Plan under concurrent development. The conformity determination is estimated to be completed by early March 2019 before the TIP and NWI 2050 Plan are released for public comment on April 1, 2019 for a 30-day public comment period.


The funding available for programming is allocated to either the Chicago and Michigan City urbanized areas (UZAs). Each funding source comes with eligibility requirements, and these may include how the funds may be used, and in same cases, additional demonstrations of eligibility will be required before being approved for programming into the TIP. This is the case with CMAQ and HSIP funds. On this page and the next is an estimate of how much is available for programming for the 2020-2024 TIP. Each funding source has been targeted for programming in one of thirteen unique investment programs. The investment programs are composed of federally eligible project types. Each of the project types have been evaluated for their impact on each of the critical paths to achieve the visions of the NWI 2050 Plan.

The project types were ranked by score and funding targets identified.

Overview of available funds:

Northwestern Indiana receives funding from the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations to fund surface transportation improvements in Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties. NIRPC, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the three county region, is charged with programming the funds into a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in compliance with federal regulations and consistency with the air quality conforming long- range plan for the region. The 2020-2024 TIP is scheduled to be adopted by the Commission in May 2019 and will be consistent with the air quality conforming NWI 2050 Plan under concurrent development. The conformity determination is estimated to be completed by early March 2019 before the TIP and NWI 2050 Plan are released for public comment on April 1, 2019 for a 30-day public comment period.


The funding available for programming is allocated to either the Chicago and Michigan City urbanized areas (UZAs). Each funding source comes with eligibility requirements, and these may include how the funds may be used, and in same cases, additional demonstrations of eligibility will be required before being approved for programming into the TIP. This is the case with CMAQ and HSIP funds. On this page and the next is an estimate of how much is available for programming for the 2020-2024 TIP. Each funding source has been targeted for programming in one of thirteen unique investment programs. The investment programs are composed of federally eligible project types. Each of the project types have been evaluated for their impact on each of the critical paths to achieve the visions of the NWI 2050 Plan.

The project types were ranked by score and funding targets identified.

Estimated funding from the Federal Transit Administration for the 2020 - 2024 Transportation Improvement Program:


Chicago UZA

MC UZA

5307

5310

5337

5339

5307

2017 carry over funds

Estimated annual allocation:

$ -

$ 448,745

$ -

$ -

$ -

Already obligated from prior TIP:

$ -

$ 189,981

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ -

$ 258,764

$ -

$ -

$ -

2018 carry over funds

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already obligated from prior TIP:

$ 12,137,785

$ -

$ -

$ 93,350

$ 952,760

Estimated available for programming:

$ -

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 503,878

$ -

2019 carry over funds

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 3,677,614

$ -

$ 17,439,717

$ -

$ 552,200

Estimated available for programming:

$ 8,460,171

$ 448,745

$ -

$ 597,228

$ 400,560

2020

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2021

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2022

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2023

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2024

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Chicago UZA

MC UZA

5307

5310

5337

5339

5307

2017 carry over funds

Estimated annual allocation:

$ -

$ 448,745

$ -

$ -

$ -

Already obligated from prior TIP:

$ -

$ 189,981

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ -

$ 258,764

$ -

$ -

$ -

2018 carry over funds

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already obligated from prior TIP:

$ 12,137,785

$ -

$ -

$ 93,350

$ 952,760

Estimated available for programming:

$ -

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 503,878

$ -

2019 carry over funds

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 3,677,614

$ -

$ 17,439,717

$ -

$ 552,200

Estimated available for programming:

$ 8,460,171

$ 448,745

$ -

$ 597,228

$ 400,560

2020

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2021

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2022

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2023

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

2024

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Estimated available for programming:

$ 12,137,785

$ 448,745

$ 17,439,717

$ 597,228

$ 952,760

Funds provided by FTA may be carried over for three years, if they have not already been obligated in the current fiscal year. If funds are not obligated within three years, they will lapse and revert back to FTA. Therefore, older funds are always obligated before current year funds.

Regardless of the year the funds come from, before they can be obligated in a grant, they must be programmed into the current year of the TIP.


Total available $ 69,149,096 $ 3,399,979 $ 104,638,302 $ 4,087,246 $ 5,164,360 $ 186,438,983

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Estimated funding from the Federal Highway Administration for the 2020 - 2024 Transportation Improvement Program:

Estimated funding from the Federal Highway Administration for the 2020 - 2024 Transportation Improvement Program:


2020

2020

Chicago UZA

Michigan City UZA

STBG

CMAQ

HSIP

TA

STBG

CMAQ

HSIP

TA

Chicago UZA

Michigan City UZA

STBG

CMAQ

HSIP

TA

STBG

CMAQ

HSIP

TA

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,486

$ 3,708,491

$ 3,636,386

$ 984,647

$ 2,901,841

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 14,910,760

$ 2,670,240

$ 2,282,850

$ 247,200

$ 3,979,373

Set aside for change orders:

3.14%

$ 375,000

$ 116,361

$ 114,098

$ 30,895

1.07%

$ 31,000

$ 19,270

$ 12,462

$ 3,007

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

Fully programmed

Fully programmed

2021

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,486

$ 3,607,239

$ 2,901,536

$ 984,647

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 12,729,857

$ 3,553,934

$ -

$ 1,495,560

$ 811,809

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

0.00%

$ 375,000

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for risk:

1.00%

$ -

$ 36,072

$ 29,015

$ -

1.00%

$ 11,429

$ 6,142

$ 3,972

$ 958

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

In deficit

Programmed

$ 1,225,469

In deficit

$ 299,697

$ 608,010

$ 393,202

$ 94,872

2022

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,000

$ 3,607,000

$ 2,270,000

$ 985,000

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 11,774,400

$ -

$ 1,138,500

$ 984,080

$ 1,460,000

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

1.75%

$ 209,143

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ 10,748

$ 6,951

$ 1,677

Set aside for risk:

1.50%

$ -

$ 54,105

$ 34,050

$ 14,775

1.50%

$ 17,144

$ 9,212

$ 5,958

$ 1,437

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

In deficit

$ 3,506,498

$ 1,097,450

In deficit

In deficit

$ 239,984

$ 384,266

$ 92,716

2023

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,000

$ 3,607,000

$ 2,270,000

$ 985,000

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 15,437,274

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

1.75%

$ 209,143

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ 10,748

$ 6,951

$ 1,677

Set aside for risk:

2.00%

$ -

$ 72,140

$ 45,400

$ 19,700

2.00%

$ 22,859

$ 12,283

$ 7,943

$ 1,917

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

In deficit

$ 804,744

$ 2,224,600

Cover deficit

$ 1,100,077

$ 591,121

$ 382,280

$ 92,236

2024

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,000

$ 3,607,000

$ 2,270,000

$ 985,000

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 9,598,707

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

1.75%

$ 209,143

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ 10,748

$ 6,951

$ 1,677

Set aside for risk:

2.50%

$ 298,775

$ 90,175

$ 56,750

$ 24,625

2.50%

$ 28,573

$ 15,354

$ 9,929

$ 2,396

Estimated available for programming:

$ 1,844,376

$ 3,516,825

$ 2,213,250

$ 960,375

$ 1,094,362

$ 588,051

$ 380,294

$ 91,757

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,486

$ 3,708,491

$ 3,636,386

$ 984,647

$ 2,901,841

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 14,910,760

$ 2,670,240

$ 2,282,850

$ 247,200

$ 3,979,373

Set aside for change orders:

3.14%

$ 375,000

$ 116,361

$ 114,098

$ 30,895

1.07%

$ 31,000

$ 19,270

$ 12,462

$ 3,007

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

Fully programmed

Fully programmed

2021

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,486

$ 3,607,239

$ 2,901,536

$ 984,647

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 12,729,857

$ 3,553,934

$ -

$ 1,495,560

$ 811,809

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

0.00%

$ 375,000

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for risk:

1.00%

$ -

$ 36,072

$ 29,015

$ -

1.00%

$ 11,429

$ 6,142

$ 3,972

$ 958

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

In deficit

Programmed

$ 1,225,469

In deficit

$ 299,697

$ 608,010

$ 393,202

$ 94,872

2022

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,000

$ 3,607,000

$ 2,270,000

$ 985,000

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 11,774,400

$ -

$ 1,138,500

$ 984,080

$ 1,460,000

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

1.75%

$ 209,143

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ 10,748

$ 6,951

$ 1,677

Set aside for risk:

1.50%

$ -

$ 54,105

$ 34,050

$ 14,775

1.50%

$ 17,144

$ 9,212

$ 5,958

$ 1,437

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

In deficit

$ 3,506,498

$ 1,097,450

In deficit

In deficit

$ 239,984

$ 384,266

$ 92,716

2023

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,000

$ 3,607,000

$ 2,270,000

$ 985,000

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 15,437,274

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

1.75%

$ 209,143

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ 10,748

$ 6,951

$ 1,677

Set aside for risk:

2.00%

$ -

$ 72,140

$ 45,400

$ 19,700

2.00%

$ 22,859

$ 12,283

$ 7,943

$ 1,917

Est. avail. after fund source deficits:

In deficit

$ 804,744

$ 2,224,600

Cover deficit

$ 1,100,077

$ 591,121

$ 382,280

$ 92,236

2024

Estimated annual allocation:

$ 11,951,000

$ 3,607,000

$ 2,270,000

$ 985,000

$ 1,142,937

$ 614,152

$ 397,174

$ 95,830

Already programmed from prior TIP:

$ 9,598,707

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

Set aside for change orders:

1.75%

$ 209,143

$ -

$ -

$ -

1.75%

$ 20,001

$ 10,748

$ 6,951

$ 1,677

Set aside for risk:

2.50%

$ 298,775

$ 90,175

$ 56,750

$ 24,625

2.50%

$ 28,573

$ 15,354

$ 9,929

$ 2,396

Estimated available for programming:

$ 1,844,376

$ 3,516,825

$ 2,213,250

$ 960,375

$ 1,094,362

$ 588,051

$ 380,294

$ 91,757

Funds provided to Northwestern Indiana by FHWA, through INDOT, must be obligated in the current fiscal year or they are forfeited back to INDOT for potential use elsewhere in the state. In fiscal years where deficits exist in a funding source they are balanced by surpluses in other sources. The 2020-2024 TIP

programming approach has been designed to get NWI towards a better practice of programming

only what is

only what is

available in a given fiscal year and cease the practice of borrowing from one source to pay for another.



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Funding source descriptions

Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG)

More information: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/factsheets/stbgfs.cfm

STBG provides flexible funding for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus terminals.

Projects awarded with STBG require a 20% match by the project sponsor for all project phases. All projects must be on the federal-aid network, except for multi-use off-road trails, but those not allow motorized transportation, including electric scooters.

Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ)

More information: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/factsheets/cmaqfs.cfm

CMAQ provides a flexible funding source for transportation projects and programs to help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. Funding is available to reduce congestion and improve air quality for areas that do not meet standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particulate matter. Projects or programs must demonstrate an air quality benefit.

Projects awarded with CMAQ require a 20% match by the project sponsor for all project phases. CMAQ funds used to support transit operational costs are time limited and are meant to help start service and eventually cover costs without a CMAQ subsidy. More information:

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

More information: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/factsheets/hsipfs.cfm

HSIP provides funding to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads that focuses on performance. Projects must also be consistent with the INDOT's Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).

Projects awarded with HSIP require a 10% match by the project sponsor for all project phases. Project applicants should reference high crash locations in Northwestern Indiana and also reference INDOT's SHSP here: https://www.in.gov/indot/files/shsp.pdf

Transportation Alternatives (TA)

More information: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/factsheets/transportationalternativesfs.cfm

TA provides funding for all projects and activities that were previously eligible under TAP, encompassing a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, safe routes to school projects, and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity.

Projects awarded with TA require a 20% match by the project sponsor for all project phases. TA funds may be used off the federally-aid network for Safe Routes to School projects to improve connectivity to K-8 schools.

5307 | Urbanized Area Formula Grants

More information:

https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/urbanized-area-formula-grants-5307

5307 provides funding to public transit systems in Urbanized Areas (UZA) for public transportation capital, planning, job access and reverse commute projects, as well as operating expenses in certain circumstances.

Projects awarded with 5307 for capital require a 20% match by the project sponsor. For operations there is a 50% match required and operational funds are limited based on UZA population and number of vehicles operated. For vehicle-related equipment attributable to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act the match may be 10%.

5310 | Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities

More information: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/enhanced-mobility-seniors- individuals-disabilities-section-5310

5310 provides formula funding for the purpose of assisting private nonprofit groups in meeting transportation needs of the elderly and persons with disabilities. Use of the funds must be consistent with the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan.

Projects awarded with 5310 for capital purposes require a 20% match by the project sponsor. For operations there is a 50% match required by the project sponsor.

5337 | State of Good Repair Grants

More information: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/state-good-repair-grants-5337

5337 provides capital assistance for maintenance, replacement, and rehabilitation projects of existing high-intensity fixed guideway and motorbus systems to maintain a state of good repair. Additionally, SGR grants are eligible for developing and implementing Transit Asset Management

Projects awarded with 5337 require a 20% match by the project sponsor.

5339 | Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Formula Program

More information: https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/busprogram

5339 provides funding to states transit agencies through a statutory formula to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities.

Projects awarded with 5339 require a 20% match by the project sponsor. The Federal share may exceed 80 percent for certain projects related to the ADA, the Clean Air Act (CAA), and certain bicycle projects.

Critical paths to achieve the four visions of the NWI 2050 Plan

The 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program programming approach aligns with the NWI 2050 Plan and federally required performance-based-planning regulations contained within the FAST Act. Transportation project types were identified in federal law, and each type was scored by NIRPC topical committees for their positive impacts on the sixteen critical paths to achieving the four vision statements identified in the NWI 2050 Plan. Funding targets were then identified for as many well scoring project types as possible, given available resources. Below are the sixteen critical paths. Each of the sixteen critical paths has associated performance metrics, including those required by federal law.


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Score tier

Targeted for funding in 2020-2024?

Funding source targeted?

Additional eligibility determination required?

Tier 1

Yes

5307

No

Score tier

Targeted for funding in 2020-2024?

Funding source targeted?

Additional eligibility determination required?

Tier 1

Yes

5307

No

Investment programs for the 2020 - 2024 TIP Seventy-seven project types were identified as eligible for FHWA or FTA funds. Each of the project types were organized into one of thirteen investment programs. Each of the investment programs was assigned to one of NIRPC's topical committees. Each of the project types were scored for their direct and indirect impacts on the NWI 2050 Plan critical paths to achieve the visions for Northwestern Indiana. Below are the thirteen investment programs (ranked by the average score of the project types that make up the program), and the highest scoring project types that have been assigned funding targets. The funding targets are not fixed and funds may be reallocated based on the number of applications received to each program. Project applicants may also apply for project types that did not receive a funding target, as all project types technically remain eligible under federal law, but targeted project types will be funded first. All funding decisions are subject to final approval of the Commission. The Commission may elect to reprioritize funding targets at its discretion and make awards to projects that are eligible under federal and state guidelines. All project applications will be self-scored by applicants, receive a preliminary score through internal deliberation by NIRPC staff, and then receive a final score by the assigned Topical Committee. The Technical Planning Committee will review scores and recommend a portfolio of fiscally constrained projects to ultimately fund in the 2020-2024 TIP.

Program name

Topical committee assigned to review applications

Project types in program

Transit / operating

Transit Operators Roundtable

Complementary paratransit service to fixed route service

Description: funding for service for users who cannot use fixed routes due to disability

Operating assistance

Description: funding to assist with the operations for transit systems

Operational support equipment / computer hard/software

Description: funding to support the purchase of equipment related to operations of tran


Tier 1


Tier 1

sit


Yes Yes


5307


5307


No No

Multi-use paths

Ped, Pedal, & Paddle

Off-road trails

Tier 1

Yes

STBG

No

Description: construction of non-recreational trails

Transit / asset

Transit Operators

Capital investment in existing fixed guideway systems

Tier 1

Yes

5337

No

management

Roundtable

Description: projects that keep fixed guideway systems in a state of good repair

Fixed guideway rolling stock (new or existing)

Tier 1

Yes

5337

No

Description: funding for the purchase of new or replacement rolling stock

Preventative maintenance

Tier 1

Yes

5307

No

Description: funding to keep existing transit vehicles or equipment in a state of good repair

Transit maintenance facilities

Tier 1

Yes

5307, 5337

No

Description: funding to keep transit maintenance facilities in a state of good repair

Transit vehicle replacement (existing and subject to TAMP)

Tier 1

Yes

5307, 5339

No

Description: funding to replace existing transit vehicles according to transit asset mngnt plan

Air quality

Environmental

Alternative fuel infrastructure

Tier 1

Yes

CMAQ

Yes, air quality benefit calculation

Policy and

Description: electric or natural gas fuel infrastructure

Management

Vehicle emission reduction (new or modification)

Tier 1

Yes

CMAQ

Yes, air quality benefit calculation

Committee

Description: funds to assist with procuring or retrofitting vehicles to reduce emissions

Advanced truck stop electrification

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: electrification of truck stop parking to reduce/eliminate idling

Air quality education

Tier 2

Yes

CMAQ

Yes, air quality benefit calculation

Description: Pprogram to increase awareness and knowledge of pollution in order to reduced emissions

Program name

Topical committee assigned to review

Project types in program

Score tier

Targeted for funding in 2020-2024?

Funding source targeted?

Additional eligibility determination required?

Complete streets

Ped, Pedal, & Paddle

Transportation projects for ADA compliance w/ universal design

Tier 1

Yes

STBG

Yes, address ADA transition plan

Description: projects that address ADA transition plans along federally-aided roadways

Bicycle/pedestrian signals

Tier 1

Yes

TA

No

Description: HAWK, pedestrian count downs, etc. along federally-aided roadways

On-road trails

Tier 1

Yes

STBG

No

Description: bicycle lanes/cycle tracks along federally-aided roadways as a standalone project

Sidewalks

Tier 1

Yes

STBG

No

Description: sidewalks along federally-aided roadways as a standalone project

Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects

Tier 1

Yes

TA

No

Description: projects around school zones (can be off federally-aid roads, but only near K-8 schools)

Bicycle infrastructure

Tier 1

Yes

TA

No

Description: bicycle racks, signage, & ancillary treatments to support cycling

Safe Routes to School non-infrastructure projects

Tier 1

Yes

TA

No

Description: funds to support Safe Routes to School educational or planning activities

Safe Routes to School coordinator

Tier 2

Yes

TA

No

Description: funds to support staff person to organize SRTS planning activities

Construct / install / maintain of signs at bike/ped xings in school zone

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: bike and pedestrians crossings in school zones along FA roadways

Lighting

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: lighting on trails as a standalone project

Transit / customer experience

Transit Operators Roundtable

Mobility management / information technology systems

Tier 1

Yes

5310

Yes, address CHSTP

Description: funding to improvement mobility management and technology (GTFS)

Wheelchair lifts, ramps, and securement devices

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: funding to make vehicles ADA compliant

Vehicles for accessible taxi, ride share, or vanpool

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: funding to purchase vehicles to increase access to transit system

Travel training

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: funding to train individuals on how to use transit

Transit passenger facilities

Tier 2

Yes

TA, 5337

No

Description: projects that improve the waiting facilities for transit riders (bus stops/stations)

Volunteer driver programs

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funding to offset the cost associated with volunteer driver programs

Improve signage / wayfinding

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: projects that help customers find their way to transit services

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Program name

Topical committee assigned to review

Project types in program

Score tier

Targeted for funding in 2020-2024?

Funding source targeted?

Additional eligibility determination required?

Transit / expansion

Transit Operators Roundtable

Incremental cost of providing same day service/door-to-door

Tier 1

Yes

5310

Yes, address CHSTP

Description: funding to reduce time required to request and reserve an on-demand ride

New fixed guideway systems (including BRT)

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: projects that expand the transit system through fixed guideways including BRT

Operating assistance for new transit service

Tier 1

Yes

CMAQ

Yes, air quality benefit calculation

Description: funding for the operations and expansion of new transit services

Transit vehicles for expansion of service

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: funding to purchase new vehicles to expand service (locations or hours)

Ferry boats, terminals, and approach roads for ferries

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: projects that buy boats, build terminals and connect terminals to roadway network

Planning

Land Use Committee

Creating Livable Communities or TOD planning program

Tier 1

Yes

STBG

Yes, located in CLC or TOD area

Description: funds to conduct transportation and land use planning/linkages across all modes

Transit Operators

Transit planning and administrative oversight

Tier 1

Yes

5307

No

Description: funding to plan and oversee transit

Technical Planning

Transportation planning (general)

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: funds to conduct transportation planning across all modes

Environmental

Development of regional environmental protection plans

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: planning funds to address environmental protection and transportation linkages

Surface Transportation Committee

Data collection / software / equip. or devel./implement of PbP system

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funding to assist with performance-based planning

Safety data collection / analysis and improvement of data

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funds to assist in the collection of safety data and analysis of the data

Transportation safety planning or road safety audits

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funds to specifically conduct transportation safety planning or road safety audits

Environment

Environmental Policy and Management Committee

Stormwater management / control / prevention

Tier 1

Yes

TA

No

Description: funds to reduce stormwater as a standalone project

Contrib. to restore / enhance / create habitats/wetlands or mitigation bank

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: improve habitats + wetlands as a standalone project or bank land for mitigation

Vegetation management in ROWs

Tier 2

Yes

TA

No

Description: funds to assist in the management of vegetation along FA roadways

Vehicle related wildlife mortality reduction

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: treatments to reduce the death of wildlife and improve safety for vehicles

Archeological activities for mitigation

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funds to assist with archeological activities in construction

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Topical committee assigned to review

Project types in program

Score tier

Targeted for new funding in 2020-

Funding source targeted?

Additional eligibility determination required?

Quality of place

Land Use Committee

Traffic calming

Tier 1

Yes

HSIP

Yes, through INDOT

Description: treatments that reduce travel speed and improve ped/bike comfort

Divided highway conversion to boulevards

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: projects to improve the livability of FA arterial roadways

Inventory / control / removal of outdoor advertising

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds to reduce billboards/signage to improve beauty along FA roadways

Historic preserve of historic transportation facilities

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds to preserve historic transportation facilities

Roadway expansion

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: widening of roadways to address congestion

Turnouts / overlooks

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: projects that provide for parking at scenic locations

Roadway improvements

Surface Transportation Committee

Intersection safety improvements

Tier 1

Yes

HSIP

Yes, through INDOT

Description: projects that attemp to reduce safety issues at intersections

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: projects that use technology to increase efficiency of transportation system (usually a state level initiativce)

Pavement rehabilitation or reconstruction

Tier 2

Yes

STBG

No

Description: projects that rehabilitate or reconstruct FA roads

Railway-highway grade crossings

Tier 2

Yes

HSIP

Yes, through INDOT

Description: projects that address safety issues at railroad crossings

Intersection congestion improvements

Tier 2

Yes

CMAQ

Yes, air quality benefit calculation

Description: projects that attempt to reduce congestion at bottleneck locations

Traffic monitoring / management / control

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funding for the monitoring and management of traffic (usually a state level initiative)

Bridge replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction

Tier 2

Yes

STBG

No

Description: projects that rehabilitate or reconstruct bridges on FA roads

Emergency communications equipment / priority control systems

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds to implement projects for emergency communication + signal preemption

Travel demand management strategies / programs

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds that assist with reducing the demand for travel and congestion

Construction and operational improvements on high-risk rural roads

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: projects on federally-aided rural roads that improve safety

Safety devices/control, rumbles, skid resist., or remove obstacles at crash loc.

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: standalone projects to improve safety w/ specific treatments on FA roadways

Congestion pricing development / implementation

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funds that can assist with starting a congestion pricing scheme

Program name

Topical committee assigned to review

Project types in program

Score tier

Targeted for new funding in 2020-

Funding source targeted?

Additional eligibility determination required?

Quality of place

Land Use Committee

Traffic calming

Tier 1

Yes

HSIP

Yes, through INDOT

Description: treatments that reduce travel speed and improve ped/bike comfort

Divided highway conversion to boulevards

Tier 1

No, but eligible

Description: projects to improve the livability of FA arterial roadways

Inventory / control / removal of outdoor advertising

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds to reduce billboards/signage to improve beauty along FA roadways

Historic preserve of historic transportation facilities

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds to preserve historic transportation facilities

Roadway expansion

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: widening of roadways to address congestion

Turnouts / overlooks

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: projects that provide for parking at scenic locations

Roadway improvements

Surface Transportation Committee

Intersection safety improvements

Tier 1

Yes

HSIP

Yes, through INDOT

Description: projects that attemp to reduce safety issues at intersections

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: projects that use technology to increase efficiency of transportation system (usually a state level initiativce)

Pavement rehabilitation or reconstruction

Tier 2

Yes

STBG

No

Description: projects that rehabilitate or reconstruct FA roads

Railway-highway grade crossings

Tier 2

Yes

HSIP

Yes, through INDOT

Description: projects that address safety issues at railroad crossings

Intersection congestion improvements

Tier 2

Yes

CMAQ

Yes, air quality benefit calculation

Description: projects that attempt to reduce congestion at bottleneck locations

Traffic monitoring / management / control

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funding for the monitoring and management of traffic (usually a state level initiative)

Bridge replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction

Tier 2

Yes

STBG

No

Description: projects that rehabilitate or reconstruct bridges on FA roads

Emergency communications equipment / priority control systems

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds to implement projects for emergency communication + signal preemption

Travel demand management strategies / programs

Tier 2

No, but eligible

Description: funds that assist with reducing the demand for travel and congestion

Construction and operational improvements on high-risk rural roads

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: projects on federally-aided rural roads that improve safety

Safety devices/control, rumbles, skid resist., or remove obstacles at crash loc.

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: standalone projects to improve safety w/ specific treatments on FA roadways

Congestion pricing development / implementation

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funds that can assist with starting a congestion pricing scheme



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Program name

Topical committee assigned to review

Project types in program

Score tier

Targeted for new funding in 2020-

Funding source targeted?

Additional eligibility determination required?

Roadway improvements continued

Surface Transportation Committee

Highway signs for retroreflectivity

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: standalone projects that increase visibility of roadway signs

Pavement and shoulder widening to remedy unsafe conditions

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: projects that add width to address unsafe conditions with road narrowness

Fringe and corridor parking facilities / programs

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: construction of parking lots for car/vanpooling and transit kiss & rides

Protection for bridges including inspections

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funding to assist with the inspection of bridges

Conduct model traffic enforcement activity at rail/highway crossing

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funds to promote enforcement at rail/hwy crossings (usually a state level initiative)

Promote/educate highway safety matters + project to enforce law

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: funds to promote or educate roadway safety (usually a state level initiative)

Transit / safety

Transit Operators Roundtable

Transit security

Tier 1

Yes

5307, 5337

No

Description: funding required to be spent to improve the safety and security of transit

New roadways

Surface Transportation Committee

New bridge / roadway / tunnel construction

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: new roadways, bridges, or tunnels

Surface transport infrastructure to facilitate port "linkages"

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: new roadways connect port facilities to existing transportation system

New truck parking facilities

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: new parking specifically for trucks

Construction of minor collectors in same corridor as NHS route

Tier 3

No, but eligible

Description: construct service lanes along arterial roads; NHS owned by INDOT

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Project type funding targets by year

Lake and Porter Counties

Project type

Targeted funding source

Full annual target

2020 available target

2021 available target

2022 available target

2023 available target

2024 available target

Transit / operating

Complementary paratransit to fixed route service

5307

$ 1,200,000

$ 1,200,000

$ 1,200,000

$ 1,200,000

$ 1,200,000

$ 1,200,000

Operating assistance

5307

$ 3,680,000

$ 3,680,000

$ 3,680,000

$ 3,680,000

$ 3,680,000

$ 3,680,000

Operational support equipment / computer hard/software

5307

$ 240,000

$ 240,000

$ 240,000

$ 240,000

$ 240,000

$ 240,000

Multi-use trails

Multi-use trails

STBG

$ 2,750,000

STBG utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 1,800,000

Transit / asset management

Capital investment in existing fixed guideway systems

5337

$ 11,161,417

$ 11,161,417

$ 11,161,417

$ 11,161,417

$ 11,161,417

$ 11,161,417

Fixed guideway rolling stock (new or existing)

5337

$ 5,929,503

$ 5,929,503

$ 5,929,503

$ 5,929,503

$ 5,929,503

$ 5,929,503

Preventative maintenance

5307

$ 5,287,785

$ 5,287,785

$ 5,287,785

$ 5,287,785

$ 5,287,785

$ 5,287,785

Vehicle replacement (existing and subject to TAMP)

5307, 5339

$ 1,597,560

$ 1,597,560

$ 1,597,560

$ 1,597,560

$ 1,597,560

$ 1,597,560

Maintenance facilities

5307, 5337

$ 50,000

$ 50,000

$ 50,000

$ 50,000

$ 50,000

$ 50,000

Air quality

Alternative fuel infrastructure

CMAQ

$ 290,000

CMAQ utilized by existing projects

$ 290,000

CMAQ utilized

$ 290,000

Transit vehicle emission reduction (new or mod.)

CMAQ

$ 800,000

CMAQ utilized by existing projects

$ 800,000

CMAQ utilized

$ 800,000

Air quality education

CMAQ

$ 360,000

CMAQ utilized by existing projects

$ 360,000

$ 360,000

$ 360,000

Complete Streets

Transportation projects for ADA compliance w/ UD

STBG

$ 450,000

STBG utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

Bicycle/pedestrian signals

TA

$ 150,000

TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 150,000

On-road trails (bicycle lanes or cycle tracks)

STBG

$ 370,000

STBG utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

Sidewalks

STBG

$ 370,000

STBG utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects

TA

$ 250,000

TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 250,000

Bicycle infrastructure (signage, bicycle racks, etc.)

TA

$ 25,000

TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 25,000

Safe Routes to School non-infrastructure projects

TA

$ 50,500

TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 50,500

Safe Routes to School Coordinator

TA

$ 50,500

TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 50,500

Transit / customer experience

Mobility management / information technology systems

5310

$ 250,000

$ 250,000

$ 250,000

$ 250,000

$ 250,000

$ 250,000

Transit passenger facilities

TA, 5337

$ 274,397

$174,397 in 5337

$174,397 in 5337

$174,397 in 5337

$174,397 in 5337

$ 274,397

Transit / expansion

Incremental cost of same day service or door-to-door

5310

$ 200,000

$ 200,000

$ 200,000

$ 200,000

$ 200,000

$ 200,000

Operating assistance for new transit service

CMAQ

$ 450,000

CMAQ utilized by existing projects

$ 450,000

$ 450,000

$ 450,000

Planning

Creating Livable Communities or TOD planning program

STBG

$ 125,000

STBG utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

Transit planning and administrative oversight

5307

$ 550,000

$ 550,000

$ 550,000

$ 550,000

$ 550,000

$ 550,000

Environment

Stormwater management / control / prevention

TA

$ 300,000

TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 300,000

Vegetation management in ROWs

TA

$ 150,000

TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

$ 34,000

Quality of place

Traffic calming

HSIP

$ 750,000

HSIP utilized

$ 750,000

$ 750,000

$ 750,000

$ 750,000

Transit security

Transit security

5307, 5337

$ 299,397

$ 299,397

$ 299,397

$ 299,397

$ 299,397

$ 299,397

Roadway improvements

Intersection safety improvements

HSIP

$ 1,625,000

HSIP utilized

$ 475,000

$ 347,450

$ 1,500,000

$ 1,450,000

Pavement rehabilitation or reconstruction

STBG

$ 7,050,000

STBG utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

Railway-highway grade crossings

HSIP

$ 525,000

HSIP utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

Intersection congestion improvements

CMAQ

$ 1,700,000

CMAQ utilized by existing projects

$ 1,600,000

CMAQ utilized

$ 1,600,000

Bridge replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction

STBG

$ 836,500

STBG utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP

Project type funding targets by year

LaPorte County

Project type

Targeted funding source

Full annual target

2020 available target

2021 available target

2022 available target

2023 available target

2024 available target

Transit / operating

Complementary paratransit to fixed route service

5307


$ 951,500


$940,000 in 5307

$11,500 in STBG; $940,000

in 5307


$940,000 in STBG

$11,500 in STBG; $940,000

in 5307

$11,500 in STBG; $940,000

in 5307

Operating assistance

5307

Operational support equipment / computer hard/software

STBG

Multi-use trails

Multi-use trails

STBG

$ 350,000

STBG utilized

$ 288,500

STBG utilized

$ 350,000

$ 350,000

Transit / asset management

Preventative maintenance

5307


$ 230,000

CMAQ/STBG

utilized by existing projects

$160,000 in CMAQ

$160,000 in CMAQ

$70,000 in STBG; $160,000

in CMAQ

$70,000 in STBG; $160,000

in CMAQ

Vehicle replacement (existing and subject to TAMP)

CMAQ, STBG

Maintenance facilities

STBG

Air quality

Alternative fuel infrastructure

CMAQ


$ 450,000


CMAQ utilized by existing projects


$ 450,000


$ 80,000


$ 431,000


$ 428,000

Transit vehicle emission reduction (new or mod.)

CMAQ

Air quality education

CMAQ

Complete Streets

Transportation projects for ADA compliance w/ UD

STBG


$ 300,000


STBG/TA utilized by existing projects from 2018-2021 TIP


$95,000 in TA


$92,000 in TA


$200,000 in STBG; $92,000 in TA


$200,000 in STBG; $91,750 in TA

Bicycle/pedestrian signals

TA

On-road trails (bicycle lanes or cycle tracks)

STBG

Sidewalks

STBG

Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects

TA

Bicycle infrastructure (signage, bicycle racks, etc.)

TA

Safe Routes to School non-infrastructure projects

TA

Safe Routes to School Coordinator

TA

Transit / customer experience

Transit passenger facilities

TA

No target

Not targeted for funding

Transit / expansion

Operating assistance for new transit service

CMAQ

No target

Not targeted for funding

Planning

Creating Livable Communities or TOD planning program

STBG

$ 50,000

STBG utilized by existing projects

$ 50,000

$ 50,000

Environment

Stormwater management / control / prevention

TA

No target

Not targeted for funding

Vegetation management in ROWs

TA

Quality of place

Traffic calming

HSIP

No target

Not targeted for funding

Transit security

Transit security

5307

$ 9,528

$ 9,528

$ 9,528

$ 9,528

$ 9,528

$ 9,528

Roadway improvements

Intersection safety improvements

HSIP


$ 1,160,000


CMAQ/HSIP/STBG

utilized by existing projects from 2018-

2021 TIP


$393,000 in HSIP


$384,000 in HSIP


$418,500 in STBG; $382,000

in HSIP


$412,750 in STBG; $380,000

in HSIP

Pavement rehabilitation or reconstruction

STBG

Railway-highway grade crossings

HSIP

Intersection congestion improvements

CMAQ

Bridge replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction

STBG


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Lake County Porter County LaPorte County

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Environment program application (see program + project types tab for more info)

Financial information about project: Total in $ Max. fed share Min. fed share Your match

Total estimated cost of

Step construction How much do you propose contributing to the construction costs? ▲

  1. If you elect to match more than the minimum required this will be considered overmatch for scoring purposes ▲

  2. How much do you propose requesting in PE/ROW? ▲ Add'l overmatch ▲

According to your match entry you are over/under matched by ►


If you elect to pay for PE/ROW with local funds that amount will be considered overmatch for scoring purposes ▲


General project information:

Will this project add roadway capacity? (y/n) ► If yes, explain ► Will this project seek to flex funds from FHWA to FTA? (y/n) ►

Please describe what your project seeks to accomplish, be descriptive ▼


Road/trail name/other identifier ▼ Urbanized area? (y/n) ►

Below are the project types for this program

Tier

Mobility management / information technology systems

1

Wheelchair lifts, ramps, and securement devices

1

Vehicles for accessible taxi, ride share, or vanpool

1

Travel training

1

Transit passenger facilities

2

Transit passenger facilities

2

Volunteer driver programs

2

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LaPorte County

Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

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Access + connections

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Does the proposed project utilize Universal Design Standards? If so how? Please contact mbarloga@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q1

Yes - 10 points

No - 0 points


Does the proposed project connect to a "Main Center," as identified in the Creating Livable Communities plan? If so where? Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project connect to another job center outside of a "Livable Center?" If so where? Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project connect to a "Main Center," as identified in the Creating Livable Communities plan? If so where? Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project connect to another job center outside of a "Livable Center?" If so where? Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Economic generation

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Economic generation

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

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Q3



Environmental benefits

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

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Does the proposed project utilize green infrastructure techniques, or another method of reducing carbon emissions or water quality preservation? If so, what? Please

contact mbarloga@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q4 Yes - 5 points

Local plan + policy support

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Local plan + policy support

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

No - 0 points


Is there a feasibility study for implementing the project? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q5

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Is the proposed project compatible, directly referenced, or supportive of a local ADA transition plan? If so, how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q6

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Is the project referenced in a corresponding Title VI Plan? If so, how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q7

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points


Q8

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Q8

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Region plan + policy support

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Region plan + policy support

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Is the proposed project supported by a strategy in the Coordinated Transit Plan? If so which strategy(ies)? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

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Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

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Q9

Q9

Is the proposed project supported by any of the following plans? If so, which one and how? (current regional long-range plan, Creating Livable Communities, Greenways + Blueways 2020, I-65/US 30 Study) Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Partnerships

Does the proposed project share services, staff, or other resources with another transit operator or other human project agency? If so what and with whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q10 Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project utilize a formal partnership with a local municipality, business, non-profit or other organization? If so, what and with whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q11 Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points Project readiness

Does the proposed project support a specific element of your transit system that has been in operation for more than three years? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if

you need assistance with this question.

Q12 Yes - 20 points

No - 0 points

Does the project have an identified and committed source of local match? If so, what and from whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q13 Yes - 10 points

No - 0 points

Will this project be overmatched? By what percentage? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q14 Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

If the proposed project is a capital project, is it on the State QPA or another identified state cooperative agreement? If so what and where? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q15 Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Safety

Self NIRPC FINAL


Self NIRPC FINAL


Self NIRPC FINAL

Has the operator been on time with preventative maintenance schedule? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q16 Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Has the operator met the required performance metrics for vehicle maintenance? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q17 Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

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LaPorte County

Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

0

Is the operator in compliance with their Safety Plan? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q18

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Social equity

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Does the proposed project improve or maintain the efficiency of service or overall quality of capital assets operating within Environmental Justice areas? If so, how?

Please reference the EJ map. Please contact sweber@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 10 points

No - 0 points

Name of municipality or transit operator:

0

Lake County

Porter County

LaPorte County

Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

0

Is the operator in compliance with their Safety Plan? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q18

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Social equity

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Does the proposed project improve or maintain the efficiency of service or overall quality of capital assets operating within Environmental Justice areas? If so, how?

Please reference the EJ map. Please contact sweber@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 10 points

No - 0 points

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LaPorte County

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Environment program application (see program + project types tab for more info)

Financial information about project: Total in $ Max. fed share Min. fed share Your match

Total estimated cost of

Step construction How much do you propose contributing to the construction costs? ▲

  1. If you elect to match more than the minimum required this will be considered overmatch for scoring purposes ▲

  2. How much do you propose requesting in PE/ROW? ▲ Add'l overmatch ▲

According to your match entry you are over/under matched by ►


If you elect to pay for PE/ROW with local funds that amount will be considered overmatch for scoring purposes ▲


General project information:

Will this project add roadway capacity? (y/n) ► If yes, explain ► Will this project seek to flex funds from FHWA to FTA? (y/n) ►

Please describe what your project seeks to accomplish, be descriptive ▼


Road/trail name/other identifier ▼ Urbanized area? (y/n) ►

Below are the project types for this program

Tier

Incremental cost of providing same day service/door-to-door

1

New fixed guideway systems (including BRT)

1

Operating assistance for new transit service

1

Transit vehicles for expansion of service

1

Ferry boats, terminals, and approach roads for ferries

3

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$ -

$ -

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You have elected to match your construction costs at the rate of ►

#DIV/0!

You have elected to request PE/ROW funds at the rate of ►

#DIV/0!

Your total match for scoring purposes is ►

#DIV/0!

Begin

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Begin

End

Other notes ▼

Step

3

You have elected to match your construction costs at the rate of ►

#DIV/0!

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#DIV/0!

Your total match for scoring purposes is ►

#DIV/0!

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Access + connections

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Does the proposed project provide additional crossing over city and township boundaries? If so, where and how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need

Q1

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project cross over county boundaries? If so, where and how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q2

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Will proposed project increase service hours or service days? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q3

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project provide additional connections to hospitals and other medical facilities? Please list? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q4

Yes - 1 points

No - 0 points

Will the proposed project decrease the wait times of passengers? If so, where and how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q5

Yes - 1 points

No - 0 points

Will the proposed project connect to other transit networks? Which ones and where? If so, where and how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q6

Yes - 1 points

No - 0 points


Does the proposed project connect to another job center outside of a "Main Center?" If so where? Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project connect to another job center outside of a "Main Center?" Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project connect to another job center outside of a "Main Center?" If so where? Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project connect to another job center outside of a "Main Center?" Please reference the Main Centers map. Please contact eibrahim@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Economic generation

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Economic generation

Self

NIRPC

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Q7


Q8



Environmental benefits

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Does the proposed project utilize alternative fuel vehicles? If so, how many vehicles and what fuel type? Please contact kluther@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this

question.

Q9 Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Name of municipality or transit operator:

Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

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Lake County

Porter County

LaPorte County

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s project? Please use FHWA CMAQ Emissions Calculator Toolkit at: e contact sweber@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

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Lake County

Porter County

LaPorte County

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s project? Please use FHWA CMAQ Emissions Calculator Toolkit at: e contact sweber@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

What are the air quality emission reductions associated with thi

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Q10 Cost per ton less than $1,000,000 – 5 points

Cost per ton between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 – 2

Is the proposed project compatible, directly referenced, or supportive of a local ADA transition plan? If so, how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 4 points

No - 0 points

12. Is the project referenced in a corresponding Title VI Plan? If so, how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q12

Yes - 1 points

No - 0 points

Region plan + policy support

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Is the proposed project within the identified density thresholds for fixed route and demand response transit? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q13

Yes - 4 points

No - 0 points

Is the proposed project supported by a strategy in the Coordinated Transit Plan? If so which strategy(ies)? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q14

Yes - 4 points

No - 0 points

Is the proposed project supported by a strategy in the Long Range Plan? If so which strategy(ies)? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q15

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Partnerships

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FINAL

Does the proposed project utilize a formal partnership with a local municipality, business, non-profit or other organization? If so, what and with whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project share services, staff, or other resources with another transit operator or other human project agency? If so what and with whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Is the proposed project compatible, directly referenced, or supportive of a local ADA transition plan? If so, how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 4 points

No - 0 points

12. Is the project referenced in a corresponding Title VI Plan? If so, how? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q12

Yes - 1 points

No - 0 points

Region plan + policy support

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Is the proposed project within the identified density thresholds for fixed route and demand response transit? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q13

Yes - 4 points

No - 0 points

Is the proposed project supported by a strategy in the Coordinated Transit Plan? If so which strategy(ies)? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q14

Yes - 4 points

No - 0 points

Is the proposed project supported by a strategy in the Long Range Plan? If so which strategy(ies)? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q15

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Partnerships

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Does the proposed project utilize a formal partnership with a local municipality, business, non-profit or other organization? If so, what and with whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Does the proposed project share services, staff, or other resources with another transit operator or other human project agency? If so what and with whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Cost per ton greater than $2,000,000 – 0 points

Local plan + policy support

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Name of municipality or transit operator:

0

Lake County

Porter County

LaPorte County

Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

0

Project readiness

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NIRPC

FINAL

Is there a feasibility study for implementing the project, including robust documentation of needs? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q18

Yes - 15 points

No - 0 points

Does the project have an identified and committed source of local match? If so, what and from whom? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance.

Q19

Yes - 10 points

No - 0 points

Will this project be overmatched? By what percentage? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q20

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

If the proposed project is a capital project, is it on the State QPA or another identified state cooperative agreement? If so what and where? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Safety

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Has the operator been on time with preventative maintenance schedule? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q22

Yes - 5 points

No - 0 points

Has the operator met the required performance metrics for vehicle maintenance? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q23

Yes - 3 points

No - 0 points

Is the operator in compliance with their Safety Plan? Please contact jwinters@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Q24

Yes - 2 points

No - 0 points

Social equity

Self

NIRPC

FINAL

Does the proposed project improve or maintain the efficiency of service or overall quality of capital assets operating within Environmental Justice areas? If so, how?

Please reference the EJ map. Please contact sweber@nirpc.org if you need assistance with this question.

Yes - 10 points

No - 0 points

Name of municipality or transit operator:

0

Lake County

Porter County

LaPorte County

Name of applicant on behalf of municipality or transit operator:

0

Project readiness