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Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Study: Ind. needs $10M for water planning

PORTAGE | The author of a study on the link between water and Indiana's economy is calling on region environmental leaders to push for a state planner dedicated to turning the data into action.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
NWI has challenges, promise

NWI has challenges, promise

Northwestern Indiana mayors heard about the challenges and promise facing Northwest Indiana when it comes to economic development from a nationally known site selector on Thursday.

October 16, 2014 2:00 pm

INDOT plans Ind. 55 repaving ahead of Illiana construction

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans a $4.5 million repaving project for a section of Ind. 55 that could host a key Illiana Expressway interchange.

October 14, 2014 2:30 pm

Chesterton hears of Dickinson Road extension stall

CHESTERTON | Chesterton Town Council member Jim Ton, liaison to the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, told the council Monday that a Dickinson Road extension may be stalled.

October 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Meeting will gather public input on public transit

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the disability-rights agency Everybody Counts are hosting a meeting on public transportation on Oct. 29 at the Wicker Park Social Center, 2215 Ridge Road, Highland.

October 03, 2014 11:30 am

Niemeyer wants answers about Illiana financial questions

LOWELL | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, said he wants to be in the loop about how much the Illiana Expressway will be subsidized by taxpayers, what tolls will cost and who pays for fire and ambulance coverage there.

October 01, 2014 6:24 pm

NIPRC reschedules two 2040 plan meetings

The Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission has changed the dates of two of the public meetings on its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.

September 24, 2014 3:00 pm
NIRPC updating big transpo plan

NIRPC updating big transpo plan

Big transportation plans such as the South Shore extension and express buses on Broadway will get a fresh look in coming months as the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission updates its long-range plan.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos


NIRPC wants comments on public participation

NIRPC wants comments on public participation

HAMMOND | A public participation plan more than two years in the making will again get an airing when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission holds a public meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Hammond Public Library, 654 State St.

September 16, 2014 5:00 am Related

NIRPC to hold meetings on 2040 plan update

The public can comment on the update of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan at a series of meetings scheduled through the end of October. The first two meetings are scheduled next week in Westville and Michigan City.

September 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Valpo to use report to improve V-Line service

VALPARAISO | Without funding to expand Valparaiso's V-Line bus service beyond its city limits, Valparaiso is interested in a consultant's recommendations for improving the service within its borders.

August 09, 2014 4:30 pm
Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

Workshop shines spotlight on solar power

Building professionals peered at solar panels, poked at wires and peeked in breaker boxes at solar power installations across the region Tuesday to figure how how they can profit from the next big thing.

August 05, 2014 1:48 pm Photos


Rooftop solar workshop scheduled

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

HAMMOND | Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets.

July 07, 2014 6:22 pm Photos


Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Kathy Kazmierczak, of Hammond, center, and others cross the Erie Lackawanna Trail span over the 167th Street, Columbia and Southeastern intersection in Hammond just after its official opening Monday.

July 07, 2014 5:30 pm
MITCH BARLOGA: Creating safe streets for our aging society

MITCH BARLOGA: Creating safe streets for our aging society

Aging is certainly inevitable, but the impact is greater today than at any time in the history of our country. Those born after World War II -- between 1946 and 1964 -- are affectionately described as the “baby boomer” generation, which in turn produced a huge spike in our population. Now th…

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart officials discuss, plan transporation needs

HOBART | Relieving traffic congestion in Hobart could involve projects promoting nonmotorized transportation, city officials said.

June 24, 2014 5:10 pm

Illiana Expressway planners tap brakes

Just a few months ago, the Illiana Expressway appeared to be on a fast track to construction, but recent events have thrown some speed bumps in its way.

June 19, 2014 4:09 pm

Agency calls for AG to investigate RBA funds

The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts has asked Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller to look into why the bulk of funds earned by a defunct bus service in Hammond were sent to other communities. 

June 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Winfield seeks consultant to draw pedestrian plan

WINFIELD | Winfield is still a small town but it is a busy one, which creates problems for pedestrians in its downtown.

June 16, 2014 8:35 pm
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