The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) Technical Assistance (TA) Program offers NOACA staff planning expertise on community-based multimodal transportation projects. The program improves the safety, efficiency, and preservation of the transportation system for all users, and improves the quality of life in the region.

TA projects will produce implementable recommendations within an attainable budget. Communities participating in the TA program will be encouraged to pursue innovative solutions.

NOACA’s Technical Assistance program consists of both a planning and engineering focus. 

  • TLCI Technical Assistance is the allocation of NOACA staff time, instead of a TLCI Planning Grant, to complete a planning study. TLCI TA Applications are accepted with TLCI Planning Grant applications (normally accepted starting in October).
  • Traffic Safety & Operations Technical Assistance is the allocation of NOACA staff engineering assistance with traffic safety and/or operations concerns (including, but not limited to, traffic signal evaluations, signal warrant analysis, striping plan development, road diet feasibility, safety audit, speed zone analysis, access management, and parking analysis). Traffic Safety & Operations TA applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Both types of TA applications will be reviewed annually with the TLCI applications in order to appropriately budget available staff time. In the event that additional staff time were to become available during the year, applications on file will be reviewed and considered for selection.

Technical Assistance Policy

Technical Assistance Policy (Adopted June 12, 2015)


Eligible applicants include: political subdivisions, other state agencies, boards, commissions, regional transit authorities, county transit boards and port authorities. Non-implementing governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (i.e. Community Development Corporations [CDCs], non-profits, and advocacy organizations) must partner with the eligible governmental entity having jurisdiction over the proposed project to co-sponsor a TA request. Only eligible applicants can complete the TA application and assume responsibility for entering into an agreement with NOACA to carry out the project.

Funding Information

The total budget and staff resources for the TA program will be determined annually with the development of the Overall Work Program. To effectively manage the program, the NOACA Executive Director may limit staff time available within a specific fiscal year. Project sponsors are not required to provide any financial contribution or local match to receive Technical Assistance. A Technical Assistance Schedule will soon be available.

Current TLCI-like Technical Assistance Studies

To find out more about active studies and upcoming public meetings, access the study link in the following table:

TLCI-like Technical Assistance Studies Currently Under Development
 Location  Study Name
City of Cleveland
Franklin Boulevard Traffic Calming Study
Cleveland Metroparks in Cuyahoga County
Emerald Necklace Trail Crossing Improvements Study
City of Cleveland Heights and City of University Heights Taylor Road Corridor Study

Completed Technical Assistance Projects

View a map of completed TA studies by selecting "Technical Assistance Projects" under the planning icon in NOACA's GIS Portal.

 Completed TLCI-like Technical Assistance Studies

 Location Study Name  Report Date 
City of Cleveland Veterans Memorial Bridge Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Plan
November 2018 
City of Bay Village Bay Village Cahoon Park Area Connectivity Study

October 2017

City of Chardon Sidewalk Connectivity Analysis

July 2016

City of Cleveland
Rocky River Drive Plan

December 2015

Safety & Capacity Analysis Study for W. 14th Street and Quigley Road Roundabout

March 2013

City of North Royalton North Royalton Alternative Transportation Plan

September 2015

Olmsted Township Olmsted Township Complete Streets Plan

December 2015

City of Strongsville Strongsville Town Center District Redevelopment Plan

December 2015

City of University Heights Warrensville Center Road and Cedar Road Multimodal Transportation Plan

November 2015


 Completed Traffic Safety & Operations Technical Assistance Studies

 Location  Study Name

 Report Date

City of Broadview  Heights Intersection Capacity Analysis for Broadview Road at Akins, Oakes and Avery Roads

 July 2011

Speed Zone Study

 January 2011

Signal Warrant Study

 September 2010

Signal Warrant & Operational Analysis of Broadview Road at Oakes Road and Akins Road

February 2016, Revised January 2017

City of Cleveland Safety & Capacity Analysis Study for W. 14th Street and Quigley Road Roundabout 

 March 2013

City of Medina  Signal Warrant Analysis: Wadsworth Road & Sturbridge Drive  September 2017
City of North Olmsted Lorain and Brookpark Intersection Traffic Study

Lorain, Porter and Butternut Ridge Intersection Traffic Study
September 2011

July 2011
City of North Royalton
Signal Warrant Analysis Technical Memorandum
Ridge Road and Akins Road

October 2017
Village of Walton Hills Alexander Road & Northfield Road Intersection Recommendations

 November 2014 

Last updated: 12/10/2018 2:39:02 PM