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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

It was in the early 1980s that Indiana State University did a study about Lake County merging all towns and cities into a unigov form of government.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

NIRPC committee OKs South Shore study

A Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee Tuesday approved $3 million in spending on a South Shore extension study as communities continue to pledge money to the project.

April 07, 2014 3:58 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s get bikes on trains, into Indiana Dunes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s get bikes on trains, into Indiana Dunes

It looks like history may be in the making with recent approval to fund a bikes-on-trains study for the South Shore Line.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has a lot of challenges within her city. But her vision doesn't stop at the city limits.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

Photos

MITCH BARLOGA: A funding primer for bicycle, pedestrian facilities

MITCH BARLOGA: A funding primer for bicycle, pedestrian facilities

It can be safely assumed residents in Northwest Indiana love their trails. Since 1990 we have grown tenfold to over 130 miles of paved, regional routes that connect a majority of our communities. How they get built, along with related facilities such as sidewalks, takes money.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

The sign in the locker room said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
Cline Avenue repaving set to start in April

Cline Avenue repaving set to start in April

A much-anticipated repaving project for pothole-strewn Cline Avenue will begin in April, following an emergency closure for one weekend in January and frantic efforts to temporarily fill its cratered surface.

March 20, 2014 12:15 pm Related
Cline Avenue Bridge still in planning stage

Cline Avenue Bridge still in planning stage

Owners of the former Cline Avenue Bridge right of way say construction of a new bridge will start this year, even though important steps such as raising up to $250 million are not yet complete.

March 18, 2014 4:40 pm

South Shore extension study moving forward

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is taking public comment on funding for an environmental impact study for the expansion of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer until April 10.

March 12, 2014 1:45 pm
NIRPC wants local communities to use funds for transit

NIRPC wants local communities to use funds for transit

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Friday sent a strong message to state legislators that proceeds from closing a tax loophole should go to local communities and be used for mass transit, including buses.

March 07, 2014 2:30 pm Related

NWI Forum supports $4 million for train expansion

The Northwest Indiana Forum supports legislation to provide millions to fund expanding the South Shore Line commuter rail.

March 03, 2014 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Planning for a healthy, vibrant, sustainable region

More and more communities are focused on integrating strategies and practices that incorporate longer term horizons. The trend is to not only accommodate the needs of today’s residents, but also to plan carefully so future generations are also served.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

NIRPC approves study of bikes on South Shore trains

Boosters of allowing bicycles on South Shore trains rolled a bit closer to their goal Thursday when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission authorized spending $205,000 to study how that can be done.

February 20, 2014 3:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

It seems the controversy dogging Portage Mayor James Snyder’s decision to send snowplows into Gary a few weeks back just won’t go away.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Signals, signs at 20 Valpo intersection to be improved

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday for upgrading traffic signals and signage at 20 intersections, including the one at LaPorte Avenue and Harmel Drive.

February 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Funding approved for Valpo's next roundabout

VALPARAISO | The questions a lot of Valparaiso residents don't really want to know the answer to — Where's the next roundabout going to be built? — will be answered in the next couple of months.

February 12, 2014 7:30 pm
RDA commits financial backing for South Shore extension

RDA commits financial backing for South Shore extension

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority on Friday voted 7-0 to provide $8 million per year for building an extension of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer.

February 09, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

Photos

MITCH BARLOGA: Despite weather, Le Tour de Shore rolls in soon

MITCH BARLOGA: Despite weather, Le Tour de Shore rolls in soon

Whoever is done with this winter weather, please raise your hand.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

NIRPC elects 2014 officers

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission elected new officers for 2014 on Thursday at a meeting at its headquarters in Portage.

January 31, 2014 7:55 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
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