PEER PROGRAM

 


Peer Exchanges, Planning for a Better Tomorrow, Transportation Planning Capacity Building

— Peer Exchange Report —

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Peer Exchange

Location: Portage, Indiana
Date: June 11-12, 2019
Host Agencies: Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Peer Agencies: Cynthia Lambert, MetroPlan Orlando
Randi Novakoff, Wilmington Area Planning Council
Local Peers: David Anspacher, Montgomery County Planning Department
Mike Goodno, District Department of Transportation
Patricia Shepherd, Montgomery County Planning Department
Nicole Wynands, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
Federal Agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal Transit Administration

Summary

This report summarizes noteworthy practices and discussions during a TPCB peer exchange sponsored by FHWA and FTA and hosted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) in Portage, Indiana, on June 11-12, 2019. The peer exchange focused on how NIRPC and two peer agencies, MetroPlan Orlando (Orlando, Florida) and the Wilmington Area Planning Council (Newark, DE), develop and update Public Participation Plans (PPPs) and involve the public and other stakeholders in metropolitan planning organization activities. Over the course of the 1.5-day peer exchange, participants shared information on PPP and public participation activities and techniques.