The following documents are available upon request.
Lake County Pavement Analysis (3.15 MB - September 2011) - This memorandum contains an analysis of 2010 pavement conditions on federal-aid eligible roadways in Lake County.
Medina County Pavement Analysis (2 MB - September 2010) - This memorandum contains an analysis of 2008 pavement conditions on federal-aid eligible roadways in Medina County.
Congestion Management Process - Future Traffic Congestion in the NOACA Region (3.3 MB-August 2010) - This technical memorandum evaluates and documents the future operating conditions of all roadways on the NOACA Congestion Management Process (CMP) network using projected year 2030 traffic forecasts. This document updates information in an FY 2005 report titled “Future Traffic Congestion in the NOACA Region” and contains an update to the ranking of the worst congested segments on the CMP network that were identified in 2005. Results of the analysis will be used in assessing project needs during the development of NOACA’s next long range transportation plan. This document encompasses a set of maps that depict the most congested roadway segments by county and within the NOACA region. Also included in this report is a listing of ranking tables showing detailed information about all segments on the CMP network.
Regional Sidewalk Inventory (February 2010 - 4.01 MB) - This tech memo provides an inventory of sidewalk coverage for the entire NOACA region. It describes the sidewalk coverage and provides mapping at the county and regional level. This database will be updated as new aerial imagery becomes available and as projects with new or improved sidewalks are programmed in the TIP.
Calendar Year 2009
Intermodal Connector Analysis on the National Highway System (March 2009 - 6.8 MB) - National Highway System intermodal connectors are the public roads leading to major intermodal facilities from the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is approximately 160,000 miles of roadway important to our nation’s economy, defense and mobility. Intermodal connectors are a significant part of the transportation system and are necessary for timely and reliable movement of goods and passengers. The U.S. Department of Transportation, state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have the task of designating NHS connectors. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) defines the minimum amount of freight transfer activity needed at an intermodal facility to designate a connector to that facility as part of the NHS. The criteria are high so that only connectors to major facilities receive the NHS intermodal connector designation. This NHS intermodal connector analysis directly addresses one of the recommendations of the federal review team. This analysis resulted in NOACA’s recommendation that sixteen connectors be deleted or modified. Also, NOACA recommends adding seven new connectors to new and existing facilities.
Arterial Travel Time Pilot Study along Segments of SR-10 and US-42 Corridors (February 2009 - 2.4 MB) - A pilot study was undertaken to collect travel time data for arterials in the NOACA region. NOACA staff selected two urban arterials, SR-10 and US-42, within Cuyahoga County to collect the data (see Map 1 on page 3). The pilot study will serve as an example for conducting future travel time and speed studies on the arterial transportation network. It will also be used to establish a methodology and speed thresholds.Fieldwork for the travel time survey was conducted in the spring and summer of 2008 by field observers using the “average car technique” (see page 4 in the methodology section for a description of this technique). Each corridor was divided into segments. This allowed travel characteristics to be developed for each segment. Travel characteristics evaluated include operating speed, elapsed travel time, and duration and frequency of delays. These are all performance measures that convey a broader picture of how traffic moves on the arterial system.
Congestion Management Process - Inventory of Existing Traffic Congestion in the NOACA Region (August 2008) - This technical memorandum evaluates and documents the existing operating conditions of all roadways on the NOACA Congestion Management Process (CMP) network. It updates the information in the FY 2004 memo “Existing Traffic Congestion in the NOACA Region.” It also includes an update to the ranking of the worst congested segments on the CMP network that were identified in 2004. The ranking is based on the volume-tocapacity (V/C) ratio, which serves as a tool for identifying areas where travel demand exceeds available capacity. Results of the analysis will be used as input into the 2030 long range transportation plan.