Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Today: NIRPC executive director Ty Warner is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk at-length about transit oriented development (TOD for short) and the concept's potential impact on northwest Indiana. TODs (like the one pictured) are included within transit development districts (TDDs) -- like ones that are being proposed within the West Lake Corridor expansion of the South Shore Line. Ty says the one of the concept's goals is to make neighborhoods more livable. A public engagement hearing is coming up June 9th about the Hammond Gateway TDD project, which is part of the West Lake Corridor. And Erin Stojic, financial wellness coalition coordinator with the Lake Area United Way, joins us to talk about the non-profit's first Community Savings Challenge. It's a program bringing community banks together with LAUW to encourage northwest Indiana citizens to save at least $250 in six months... to bolster the habit of "saving for a rainy day."