NOACA Awards Funding for 13 Transportation Planning Studies

Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) provides grants to strengthen community livability

Friday, January 10, 2014

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CLEVELAND—The Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) voted at its meeting today to award $998,000 to fund 13 transportation planning studies to be conducted by seven cities and two public agencies through its Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI). The TLCI program provides assistance to communities and public agencies for integrated transportation and land-use planning studies that strengthen community livability. The awards range from $40,000 to $118,000, with most (eight) being $75,000 each. See below for a complete list of TLCI grants awarded.

“The Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative provides funding specifically for planning studies,” says Grace Gallucci, NOACA executive director. “This year’s round of applications was very competitive because we received requests for more than double the amount of funding available.”

NOACA began offering TLCI grants in 2006. Between 2006 and 2011, NOACA awarded 84 planning grants totaling $5,104,548. Since the program began, more than $500 million in investments in transportation and land-use projects were attributable directly or indirectly to TLCI plans.

On More information on the 2014 TLCI program

 Sponsor  Cosponsor  Study Name  Total Project Cost  TLCI Award
City of Brook Park   Abram Creek Greenway Study  $93,750  $75,000
City of Cleveland  Multiple Eastside CDCs From Heritage Lane to Opportunity Corridor: Reimagining Cleveland’s East 105th and East 93rd Districts  $93,750  $75,000
City of Cleveland University Circle, Inc. University Circle District Transportation and Mobility Study  $135,000  $100,000
City of Cleveland  Tremont West Development Corp. Clark Avenue Corridor Plan  $93,750  $75,000
City of Cleveland  St. Clair Superior Development Corp., Campus District, Inc. Eastside Lakefront Greenway and Connector Project  $104,750  $75,000
City of Parma Heights   Pearl Road Complete and Green Streets Initiative  $93,750  $75,000
City of Rocky River   The Detroit Road Traffic and Parking Study with Marion Ramp Redevelopment Feasibility Analysis  $93,750  $75,000
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission  LAND Studio Eastside Greenway Plan  $150,000  $118,000
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission  Northeast Shores Development Corp. East 185th Street Planning Study  $110,000  $88,000
Lake County General Health District   Central Lake County Lakefront Connectivity Plan  $97,750  $75,000
City of Avon Lake   Avon Lake Multimodal Transportation Plan  $80,000  $40,000
City of Elyria   Elyria Transportation and Business District Redevelopment Plan  $93,750  $75,000
City of Wadsworth   City of Wadsworth Complete and Green Streets Policy and Standards Implementation Plan  $65,000  $52,000
     Total  $1,305,000  $998,000


The NOACA Board of Directors also voted to award technical assistance from NOACA staff to six transportation studies in five cities. NOACA’s Technical Assistance program offers staff expertise for community-based planning projects that focus on transportation improvements. The purpose of the technical assistance program is to help improve the safety, efficiency, and preservation of the transportation system, and improve the quality of life in northeast Ohio communities, to retain and attract residents and businesses.

On More information on NOACA Technical Assistance


Sponsor   Cosponsor  Study Name
City of Cleveland Bellaire Puritas Development Corp. West 130th Street Multimodal Transportation Enhancement Plan
City of Cleveland Kamm's Corner Development Corp. Rocky River Drive TLCI
City of North Royalton   City of North Royalton Alternative Transportation Study
 City of Strongsville    The Strongsville Town Center District Improvement Project
City of University Heights   Warrensville Center and Cedar Roads Sidewalk Improvement Project
Olmsted Township   Olmsted Township Complete Street Neighborhood Connection Plan to Promote Safe, Accessible, Multimodal Transportation Options for Residents


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The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is a transportation and environmental planning agency that represents state, county, city, village and township officials. Through its 45-member Board of Directors, NOACA addresses the transportation, air quality and water quality needs of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. NOACA and its partners cooperatively develop and implement plans to ensure that travel throughout the region is multimodal, safe, cost-effective and environmentally sound.

Last updated: 1/17/2014 9:52:12 AM