Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
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.
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.
PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at 6100 Southport Road.
HAMMOND | Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets.
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.
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…
HOBART | Relieving traffic congestion in Hobart could involve projects promoting nonmotorized transportation, city officials said.
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.
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.
WINFIELD | Winfield is still a small town but it is a busy one, which creates problems for pedestrians in its downtown.
Bicycle/pedestrian bridges on a grand scale are popping up across Northwest Indiana, changing the look and feel of a region best known in the past for big industrial plants belching smoke and not so much for healthy living.
PORTAGE | A dozen graduate students at Indiana University Northwest have teamed up with regional planners to learn more about the role of public participation in policy making.
Riding your bicycle at night offers an experience unlike during the day. The air feels different, as does your perspective on your surroundings. Having the darkness around you provides a special type of intimacy, which depending on your attitude toward the dark can either frighten or liberate you.
The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts is questioning why a local planning agency took $506,207 earned by a defunct bus system serving Hammond and distributed the bulk of it to bus providers in South Lake and Porter County.
Everybody Counts and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission have reached a settlement that appears to end more than 16 years of litigation but that probably won't end the bitter disagreements between the two.
Now that we have parked our snowblowers in favor of lawnmowers, and traded our snow shovels for spades, it is time to talk about environmentally responsible gardening. Whatever patch of green you call home, whether it is a few patio planters, prize-winning veggies or acres of turf, how you t…
PORTAGE | The Indiana Department of Transportation plans a patching and repair blitz in Northwest Indiana to rehabilitate sections of roads "blown up" by this winter's severe weather.
In February, I said the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission was letting the whole community down. Its historical lack of transparency and failure to engage residents in setting priorities and making decisions about taxpayer money was outrageous.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission eased up on its public comment policy Thursday, allowing advocates for people with disabilities to push for more action on bus service in the region.
PORTAGE | A Porter County group hoping to turn a wetland destroyed by years of abuse and neglect into a migratory bird sanctuary turned to regional environmental planners for support on Thursday.
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