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TY WARNER: Region's unique qualities are good selling points

TY WARNER: Region's unique qualities are good selling points

While I wouldn't say Northwest Indiana is in the midst of an identity crisis, it has sometimes struggled. At times the region can seem neglected by Indiana as being part of Chicago even while it can seem ignored by Chicago for being in Indiana.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway TMDL Update

IDEM has posted the 2nd quarter of water chemistry data to the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway TMDL webpage. The fisheries assessment data is anticipated to be available in the next month. Macroinvertebrate data will be available sometime this coming Spring. The 2nd quarter of water qualit…

October 29, 2013 4:33 pm

Community to work together to plant trees in Sunset Hill Farm County Park

VALPARAISO | The Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is partnering with Partners for Clean Air, the parks department and local residents to plant trees in Sunset Hill Farm County Park from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 in an effort to improve air quality in the community.

October 21, 2013 6:57 pm

Public Open Houses on Highway and Transit TIP, Plan Amendment, and Conformity Determination

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will host a series of public open houses in August and September on the regional transportation planning process. The events will feature presentations on the 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan and a pending amendment, the FY 2014-2…

July 29, 2013 4:02 pm

Senior Health and Fitness Day sheds light on health and air quality in Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE | As the 20th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day kicks off, the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is encouraging seniors to be aware of the health hazards posed by air pollution and encourage residents to take the proper steps to promote healthy, cle…

May 31, 2013 4:35 pm
Lake County congested corridors

Lake County congested corridors

View a list of the most congested traffic corridors in Lake County.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
Porter and LaPorte county congested corridors

Porter and LaPorte county congested corridors

View a list of the most congested traffic corridors in LaPorte and Porter counties.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Takeover of Hammond bus service made history

A historic event took place on Jan. 1 in Hammond. With little fanfare, the Regional Bus Authority assumed ownership of the Hammond public transit service.

January 17, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: How you handle leaves will affect water quality

Falling leaves bring water quality concerns.

October 17, 2009 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Waiving sidewalks is disservice to pedestrians

The debate was fierce at the Crown Point Plan Commission that night. A developer was challenging their wisdom in requiring a short stretch of sidewalk along the main drag accessing his proposed subdivision. There were no other sidewalks nearby, but the street accessed several existing subdiv…

September 08, 2009 12:00 am

"Complete Streets" studied in Portage

The "Complete Streets" program is designed and operated to provide safety and access for all pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages.

July 26, 2006 12:00 am

NIRPC faces late additions to transportation plan

NIRPC staff member John Chiabai told the committee the metropolitan planning organization received a 12-page list of 243 projects from INDOT last week that needs to be added to the TIP. Of those projects about 140 are on the list of road construction projects planned for the next three years…

June 13, 2001 12:00 am

NIRPC receives federal certification

Federal law requires metropolitan planning organizations such as NIRPC to undergo federal review every three years to determine if it is meeting federal standards.

May 09, 2001 12:00 am

NIRPC amends plans to include Tollway studies

The studies will focus on the area where the toll road meets Interstate 80/94 in Lake Station.

January 26, 2001 12:00 am

NIRPC backs visitor center -- for now

The joint visitor center between the Porter County Convention, Recreation and Visitor Commission and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is planned for a location northeast of the intersection at Ind. 49 and U.S. 20.

January 26, 2001 12:00 am

Transportation plans up for public review

Amendments to NIRPC's Vision 2020 plan and the proposed 2001-2005 Transportation Improvement Program were reviewed and approved for public release Wednesday by NIRPC's Transportation Policy Committee. After the 30-day public comment period, the transportation committee will again discuss the…

December 14, 2000 12:00 am

Change in landscaping proposed for NIRPC building

Botts said the relandscaping will require an upfront investment, but will have long-term economic benefits such as reducing the cost of maintaining the landscape by 90 percent. She suggested the commission, Portage Park Department, which maintains the grounds, and the building tenants work o…

October 27, 2000 12:00 am
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