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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Comission

NIRPC kicking off application process for trails

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission plans to start taking applications at the end of this week from localities that want to add to Northwest Indiana's network of hike and bike trails.

March 31, 2014 1:30 pm

NIRPC to seek public comment on proposed transit projects

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is sponsoring a 30-day public comment period and four public meetings on a proposed change to the Transportation Improvement Program for Northwest Indiana (TIP). The proposed change is contained in TIP Amendment Number 13. The com…

March 12, 2014 3:54 pm
Shafer's 22-year NIRPC run comes to an end

Shafer's 22-year NIRPC run comes to an end

When Dave Shafer was appointed to the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission in 1992, people were talking about traffic congestion on the Borman Expressway.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kicking off the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Watershed Initiative

PORTAGE | Working together with local communities and organizations, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is kicking off a project to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitats in the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway watershed. NIRPC identified the watershed…

January 17, 2014 3:58 pm

NIRPC to consider adding Cline bridge

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will begin moving soon to amend its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan to include the new Cline Avenue Bridge, which a private investment group has pledged to build.

January 09, 2014 4:00 pm

NIRPC to take action to meet federal requirements

Two federal transportation agencies have issued a certification report on the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission calling for improvement in 11 areas, corrective action in one, and commending the agency in four others.

January 02, 2014 3:30 pm

NIRPC 30-day Comment Period begins Transportation Improvement Program Amendment #1 for Transit Projects

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) has begun a 30-day comment period for Amendment #1 to the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program. This amendment adds regional transit projects in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte County. Amendment #1 is available on NIRPC’s websit…

August 20, 2013 4:05 pm

Illiana Expressway planners outline environmental protections

Representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation and contractors working to study the environmental impacts of the Illiana Expressway addressed the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's environmental arm Thursday.

August 01, 2013 2:52 pm

NIRPC, advocates for disabled hammer away at plan

Disability rights advocates and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission continued to wrangle over how best to include all members of the public in future transportation plans at a meeting Wednesday.

July 17, 2013 1:30 pm

NIRPC Public Participation Plan Ad Hoc Sub-Committee to Meet Again July 17

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) has drafted a revised Public Participation Plan, updating the Public Participation Plan that was adopted in 2007. The new Plan reflects NIRPC’s continuing commitment to reach out to and engage residents in the regional p…

July 10, 2013 5:33 pm

Fed agency recommends NIRPC be made more accessible

Federal transportation officials are urging NIRPC to make a good faith effort to address concerns raised by disability-rights groups, which could include locating its headquarters near a South Shore commuter station.

June 20, 2013 2:30 pm

NIRPC public participation plan still creating sparks

PORTAGE │ The chairman of a key NIRPC committee on Tuesday blasted any move to start over again on formulating a public participation plan three weeks after the full NIRPC board decided it wanted to hear more from a group opposing it.

June 11, 2013 12:00 pm
Former sheriff wants Portage mayor to apologize for police call

Former sheriff wants Portage mayor to apologize for police call

Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is calling on Portage Mayor James Snyder to apologize for calling police when half a dozen people with disabilities showed up May 23 at a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission meeting.

May 30, 2013 3:00 pm Photos

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NIRPC public participation vote postponed

NIRPC public participation vote postponed

Action on a public participation plan was postponed Thursday at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission due to concerns raised by disability rights advocates and confusion over what was to be voted on.

May 23, 2013 4:30 pm Photos

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Three locations want to host NIRPC/NWI Forum

A Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee has narrowed offers for a NIRPC headquarters location to just three, including its current building at 6100 Southport Road in Portage.

May 09, 2013 6:00 pm

NIRPC moving forward on possible move

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will issue a request for proposals next week that could lead to it moving out of its headquarters in Portage for new digs.

March 20, 2013 1:30 pm

NIRPC looks at possible move for 1st time in 20 years

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is preparing a request for proposals that could lead to a move out of the Portage headquarters building it has occupied since 1993.

February 21, 2013 12:03 pm
Voices of Vision: Steve Strains

Voices of Vision: Steve Strains

Steve Strains, Deputy Director for the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, discusses the short-term and long-term projects of the NIRPC.

February 20, 2013 5:06 pm
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