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Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Community to work together to plant trees in Sunset Hill Farm County Park

VALPARAISO | The Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is partnering with Partners for Clean Air, the parks department and local residents to plant trees in Sunset Hill Farm County Park from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 in an effort to improve air quality in the community.

October 21, 2013 6:57 pm

NIRPC to take more time on headquarters decision

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday heard from three real estate developers in a three-hour closed session, with members mulling whether to move after 20 years in Portage.

May 22, 2013 2:12 pm
Municipalities ponder U.S. 20's future

Municipalities ponder U.S. 20's future

PORTAGE | As U.S. 20 cuts across the northern part of the city, its identity is somewhat muddled.

March 07, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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NIRPC head to step down at end of year

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Council soon will be looking for a new executive director, with agency head John Swanson set to announce Thursday he will be stepping down at the end of the year.

March 14, 2012 3:35 pm

NIRPC takes stand against right-to-work bill

The Indiana General Assembly's right-to-work bill continues to stir passions across the state, with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission the most recent group to step into the fray.

January 19, 2012 3:45 pm

Transit hearing turns volatile

HAMMOND | Riders of Northwest Indiana's public transit system loudly voiced their concerns and frustrations during a public hearing on Wednesday at Purdue University Calumet.

October 26, 2011 9:00 pm

Concerns raised over population projections

PORTAGE | Concerns were raised Thursday over the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's population projections for the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.

March 18, 2011 12:00 am

NIRPC reform plan halted in Senate committee

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to make all Indiana metropolitan planning organizations more like NIRPC stalled in a Senate committee Tuesday when a NIRPC leader said the proposal should be scrapped.

March 08, 2011 5:00 pm

NWI air up to snuff, but emissions checks to stay

Northwest Indiana air quality meets federal standards, but motorists should not expect the end of those bothersome vehicle emissions checks anytime soon.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am
Rail tsunami could swamp NWI in coming decades

Rail tsunami could swamp NWI in coming decades

Developments in far off lands could have a big impact on everyone's drive to work in Northwest Indiana, with the number of freight trains lumbering through the region expected to double by 2035.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Monorail, other projects submitted for 2040 plan

An $80 million monorail for Gary's Broadway is among 43 projects submitted for inclusion in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's long-range 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.

February 15, 2011 4:30 pm

First Illiana Expressway projects awarded to big engineering firms

Two internationally recognized consulting firms have been chosen to get the Illiana Expressway project off the ground.

January 27, 2011 1:30 pm

McDermott elected NIRPC chairman

PORTAGE | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. was elected NIRPC 2011 chairman at the planning organization's annual meeting Thursday.

January 27, 2011 1:15 pm

NIRPC seeking big transpo projects

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is opening a one-month window for municipalities and the Indiana Department of Transportation to submit transportation projects for inclusion in its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am

35 graduate from leadership program

Leadership Northwest Indiana celebrated the graduation of its 28th class Friday with 35 leaders from region companies and other organizations completing the program.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am
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