Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Environmentalists from throughout Northwest Indiana and the southeast suburbs, and even a bit beyond, gathered Tuesday and Wednesday at Marquette Park in Gary to make connections across the Indiana-Illinois state line. They left with a resolve to continue that process.
PORTAGE | Region environmentalists on Thursday urged Illiana Expressway planners to make groundwater protection a key component in the project.
PORTAGE | NIRPC’s 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan took the top honor at Tuesday’s American Planning Association’s conference in Chicago, NIRPC executive director Ty Warner announced at Thursday’s full commission meeting.
VALPARAISO | As ridership on the V-Line intracity bus system continues to improve, the city will seek proposals soon from consultants to do a route analysis to see if it could be doing even better.
PORTAGE | Federal funding shortfalls of about $74 million for already approved road and bridge projects in Northwest Indiana may lead to “a Soviet-like system” for regulating who gets what built and when, an NIRPC official said at Tuesday’s transportation policy committee meeting.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has received almost $100 million in state and federal grants over the past 10 years, and it is hoping to get another $10 million approved in the next few months.
If I had a nickel for every study commissioned by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, I’d be a very rich guy.
Northwest Indiana has been shaped and continues to be sustained by transportation.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has extended the time for taking public comment on big revisions to its 2007 Public Participation Plan. It also has scheduled four open meetings to take more comments.
A key committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday approved guidelines that will encourage local communities to incorporate pedestrian-friendly components into local road projects.
CEDAR LAKE | Civic pride is growing in Cedar Lake, according to Town Council President Randy Niemeyer.
The new federal transportation bill passed by Congress and signed by the president last year cuts funding for local road projects in Northwest Indiana by about 17 percent.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Mayor David Uran has been elected chairman of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
CEDAR LAKE | Town and Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission officials are hosting an open house Jan. 30 on a future green corridor.
CEDAR LAKE | Town Council members have been appointed to various committees and commissions.
PORTAGE | The gavel and the torch were passed at 2013’s first meeting of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday.
When John Swanson was hired as executive director of the Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission in 2004, many people still said "not-in-my-backyard" when it came to hike and bike trails.
The current funding debate regarding the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the transition in leadership at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission makes me think anew of regional approaches to governance.
Cedar Lake is both the literal and figurative center of our community. While this presents several unique challenges for planners, it also presents exciting opportunities for a community to thrive at the intersection of sustainability and economic development.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's long-range plan for the region's future has won a prestigious award from the American Planning Association.
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