Tuesday open house to showcase five-year transportation plan

The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) will host an open house Tuesday, March 19, to allow residents to review its Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis. The session will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Omni Room of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

The 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 for the Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corp.Citilink.

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

You may also send comments by mail to: NIRCC, Citizens Square Suite 230, 200 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; by phone at (260) 449-7309 or via Email: Dan.Avery@co.allen.in.us. NIRCC’s web site is www.nircc.com

The intent of the open house is to solicit input and comments from the public regarding the document. NIRCC will accept comments through March 26, and with advance notice 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. Contact the NIRCC Office at (260) 449-7309 should accommodations be needed.

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.