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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prejudice: Any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
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.
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.
I’m not sure what makes Portage Mayor James Snyder tick, but it has become evident he needs a rewind.
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.
I can't help but wonder if Portage Mayor James Snyder was a fan of "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."
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.
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.
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.
The services the Regional Bus Authority provides mean more than preserving her independence, Lena Daron said.
The disability rights group Everybody Counts will be doing a live webcast of the next meeting of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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