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NIRPC to hold public comment period on the draft 2019-2020 Unified Planning Work Program ends April 4th

03/05/2018 - 17:00
04/04/2018 - 17:59

The draft 2019-2020 UPWP is a core transportation planning document required by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The draft UPWP will be the approved work plan for the MPO staff, identifying planning tasks and activities to be conducted over the next two years. The draft UPWP is also a financial planning document linking resources and staff where they will be the most effective in responding to significant local and regional issues, and resolving area-wide problems. The draft UPWP continues to balance within the available resources, long and short-range planning and programming; special studies; data gathering, analysis and dissemination; travel demand modeling; public involvement; and program administration. This includes describing other planning, administrative and program offerings of NIRPC as a council of governments.

Comments may be submitted until April 4, 2018 in the following ways:
Phone: 219-763-6060, ext. 160
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 10, 2018 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the April 19, 2018 meeting of the NIRPC Commission.

Documents and information are available for review on NIRPC's website at Requests for alternative formats may be directed to Mary Thorne by calling 219-763-6060, ext. 131, or by email at 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 LaPorte 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.