Residents invited to transportation planning open house

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Residents invited to transportation planning open house

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) is inviting residents to attend an open house to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis. The comment period includes the Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, a subset of projects from the 2040 Transportation Plan for the Fort Wayne-New Haven-Allen County Metropolitan Planning Area as prepared by the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council.

The Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 TIP includes transit, highway, pedestrian and bicycle projects funded with federal funds in Allen County during the next five years. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and NIRCC have agreed to produce a five year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and TIP. However, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will only recognize and approve projects in FY 2020-2023. The fifth-year (FY 2024) is for informational purposes only.

This public notice and time established for public review and comment on the Transportation Improvement Program satisfies the program-of-projects notice requirements of the Federal Transit Administration Urbanized Area Formula Programs (Section 5307, 5310 and 5339) for the Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation/Citilink.

If you are unable to attend and wish to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), you may visit their office where the material will be available for review. You may also view the materials here

Residents can send comments by mail or e-mail.  The intent of the open house is to solicit input and comments from the public regarding the document. NIRCC will accept comments March 12, 2019, through March 26, 2019.

With advance notice, NIRCC can make accommodations for persons with disabilities and persons requiring auxiliary aids for the hearing and visually impaired. In addition, accommodations for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons such as language translation services/interpreters can be made, with advance notice.
Please contact the NIRCC Office at (260) 449-7309 by Thursday, March 14, 2019, should accommodations be needed.