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NIRPC to hold public comment period on Transportation Improvement Program

March 2, 2019

PORTAGE — The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 30-day public comment period on the draft changes to the 2018-21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The comment period begins today and will end March 27.

NIRPC’s TIP is a short-range financial and spending plan for the utilization of federal transportation funding. These funds can be used for highway, transit, and non-motorized transportation projects. NIRPC’s TIP is periodically updated and includes projects undertaken by municipalities, counties, transit operators, and the State of Indiana. Federal planning regulations guide the preparation and development of TIP documents.

Comments may be submitted until March 27 in the following ways:

• Email: comments@nirpc.org

• Phone: (219) 763-6060

• United States Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

All comments received during the 30-day public comment period will be compiled into a public comment report and responded to. This report will be made available to the public and distributed to the relevant NIRPC committees prior to any action on these items. It is anticipated that action will be taken at the April 9 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the April 18 meeting of the NIRPC Commission Executive Board.

Documents and information will be available for review at NIRPC’s website at www.nirpc.org. Requests for alternative formats may be directed to Mary Thorne by calling (219) 763-6060 ext. 131, or by email at mthorne@nirpc.org. TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or (800) 743-3333.

NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties. NIRPC provides the forum for local elected officials, regional, leadership, and citizens to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community and economic development. NIRPC seeks to develop consensus solutions with the broadest participation.

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