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Progress reported in NIRPC disability case

HAMMOND | Negotiators report "significant and substantial progress" has been made in resolving federal legal action filed by a local disability-rights group against the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

March 19, 2014 10:30 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Everybody Counts is suing NIRPC

The issue between Everybody Counts and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Authority is simple. NIRPC isn't complying with the terms of an agreement they signed in federal court, after a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of people with disabilities throughout Lake County.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

NIRPC fights Everybody Counts charges

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has fought back against a local disability-rights group's charges that it is not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and a 2006 federal consent decree.

January 22, 2014 10:30 am
Disability-rights group drags NIRPC back to court

Disability-rights group drags NIRPC back to court

The disability-rights group Everybody Counts is going back to federal court to compel the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission to comply with the terms of a 2006 consent decree.

December 02, 2013 4:30 pm
MARC CHASE: NIRPC should sharpen listening skills

MARC CHASE: NIRPC should sharpen listening skills

Last week, I wondered if a particular region government planning agency's board would give any weight to the concerns of south Lake County constituents regarding the proposed Illiana Expressway.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Maximize full access for all, all of the time

GUEST COMMENTARY: Maximize full access for all, all of the time

Prejudice: Any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am

NIRPC plans vote on controversial plan by end of August

A Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee plans to reintroduce a controversial public participation plan for a vote of the full commission Aug. 29, most likely over the objections of a disability-rights group.

July 31, 2013 8:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Avoid potholes in Illiana approval process

Indiana Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Bob Alderman's support of the Illiana Expressway is spot-on, but make sure the highway's approval record is spotless.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Cops aren't needed at NIRPC meetings

RICH JAMES: Cops aren't needed at NIRPC meetings

I’m not sure what makes Portage Mayor James Snyder tick, but it has become evident he needs a rewind.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Special NIRPC committee meets with disability rights group

PORTAGE │ A Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission ad hoc committee met Tuesday to discuss objections the disability-rights group Everybody Counts has with NIRPC’s public participation plan.

July 02, 2013 2:37 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Saving NIRPC from those alligator jaws

PHIL WIELAND: Saving NIRPC from those alligator jaws

I can't help but wonder if Portage Mayor James Snyder was a fan of "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."

June 07, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond paratransit service gets 1-month reprieve

HAMMOND | A last-minute deal brokered by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will allow Triple A Express to continue serving the Regional Bus Authority’s complementary paratransit riders, at least through the month of July.

June 29, 2012 10:22 pm

Roy Dominguez joins board for Everybody Counts group

MERRILLVILLE | Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez has joined the volunteer board of directors for Everybody Counts, a local nonprofit agency which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am

Project develops action plan for regional transit

Surviving area transit agencies and other groups are striving to fill the gap in bus services for people with disabilities that will occur when easygo Lake Transit buses stop running at the end of this month.

June 15, 2012 3:30 pm
Bus riders appeal to Lake council to fund RBA, keep services alive

Bus riders appeal to Lake council to fund RBA, keep services alive

The services the Regional Bus Authority provides mean more than preserving her independence, Lena Daron said.

May 15, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Disability rights group to live webcast RBA meeting

The disability rights group Everybody Counts will be doing a live webcast of the next meeting of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority.

March 19, 2012 5:45 pm

Grant to help Gary, E.C. transit agencies improve services for disabled riders

Two local bus agencies are the only transportation agencies in Indiana to win a prestigious grant from Easter Seals to conduct two days of training on how to improve services for people with disabilities.

March 14, 2012 6:00 pm

Accessible transit training gains steam

The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority will sponsor a three-day orientation and training session in May that will be the first step in forming a Council on Accessible Transportation to improve paratransit and other services provided by the RBA.

March 11, 2012 11:15 pm

New RBA director will serve, but protection order remains

Disability rights advocate Raymond Fletcher will become a Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority director, but an order of protection against him sought by the agency's office manager remains in place.

March 02, 2012 6:00 pm

Public invited to comment on Porter County transit services

VALPARAISO | The public will get a chance to comment on the caliber of the public transit being provided in Porter County from 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at the Porter County United Way office, 951 Eastport Centre Drive.

November 27, 2011 3:00 am
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