Tue, 03/10/2020 - 11:27pm to Sun, 04/05/2020 - 11:59pm

NWI 2050 for Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties was adopted by the NIRPC Executive Board at the May 16, 2019 meeting. NWI 2050 builds on the successes of the award-winning 2040 Plan which was the first comprehensive regional plan for our three-county region. NWI 2050 takes a bold approach by planning at the center of the linkages between transportation, the environment, land use, and economic development.

NIRPC’s TIP is a short-range financial and spending plan for the utilization of federal transportation funding. These funds can be used for highway, transit, and non-motorized transportation projects. NIRPC's TIP is periodically updated and includes projects undertaken by municipalities, counties, transit operators, and the State of Indiana. Federal planning regulations guide the preparation and development of TIP documents.

The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report is a report that demonstrates that the project being modified by Amendment #7 to the TIP will not result in motor vehicle emissions that exceed the motor vehicle emissions budgets in the Indiana State Implementation Plan. 

To view the proposed changes to the TIP and the Air Quality Conformity Determination Report, please visit the following links:

NWI 2050 Amendment #1 / 2020-2024 TIP Amendment #7 / Air Quality Conformity Determination Report:

Amendment #1 / 2020-2024 TIP Amendment #7 / Air Quality Conformity Determination Report are all separate required planning-items related to the same project. The project is a roadway expansion of Kennedy Avenue in the Town of Schererville. Each of the links below are planning requirements necessary to change the project. 

  • To view proposed NWI 2050 Amendment #1: click here.
  • 2020-2024 TIP Amendment #7: click here.
  • Air Quality Conformity Determination Report: click here.

2020-2024 TIP Amendment #5:

2020-2024 TIP Amendment #5 is an update to the highway portion of the 2020-2024 TIP.

  • To view proposed Amendment #5: click here.

2020-2024 TIP Amendment #6:

2020-2024 TIP Amendment #6 is an update to the transit portion of the 2020-2024 TIP.

  • To view proposed Amendment #6: click here.

To submit a comment on any of these three required planning items, please click here. Note: you will have to select which planning item you are commenting on. If you wish to comment on more than one planning item, you will need to submit comments separately. 

All comments received during the 30-day public comment period will be compiled into a public comment report and responded to. This report will be made available to the public and distributed to the relevant NIRPC committees prior to any action on these items. It is anticipated that action will be taken at the April 7, 2020 meeting of the Technical Planning Committee, followed by the April 16, 2020 meeting of the NIRPC Commission Executive Board.

Documents and information will be available for review at NIRPC’s website at Requests for alternative formats may be directed to NIRPC by calling 219-763-6060, or by email at TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or 800-743-3333.

NIRPC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional council of local governments for Northwest Indiana. NIRPC’s purpose, as put forth in Indiana state statute, is to “provide a coordinative management process for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties and to institute and maintain a comprehensive planning and programming process for transportation, economic development, and environmental policy.