A news release from the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council.
Transportation Planning Open House
Draft FY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program
Open House: March 16, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Citizens Square – Omni Room (Room #045)*
200 E Berry Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802
Public Comment Period: March 16, 2021 through March 31, 2021
The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) would like to invite the Public to attend an open house to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding Draft Air Quality Conformity Document. The comment period includes the Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 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 2022-2026 TIP includes transit, highway, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements funded with federal funds and planned for implementation between 2022 and 2026 within the Fort Wayne-New Haven-Allen County Metropolitan Planning Area. 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 2022-2025. The fifth year (FY 2026) is for informational purposes only.
NIRCC will also be hosting an online Open House for anyone that cannot attend in person. Project lists along with maps will be available for viewing online. In addition, the 2040 Long Range Plan and the Ped-Bike Plan will be available to view. You may view the materials on our website www.nircc.com. You may also view the documents at the NIRCC office. Please call (260) 449-7610 to schedule an appointment.
You may send comments by mail or e-mail to the locations listed below or as indicated on the website. The intent of the open house is to solicit input and comments from the public regarding the documents. NIRCC will accept comments March 16, 2021 through March 31, 2021. With advance notice NIRCC can make accommodations for persons with disabilities and persons requiring auxiliary aids for the hearing and visually impaired. Accommodations for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons such as language translation services/interpreters can be made. Please contact the NIRCC Office at (260) 449-7610 should accommodations be needed.
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.
*Face masks and social distancing will be required for the in-person Open House on March 16th.