Transportation affects our daily routine, and contributes to the prosperity, livability and vitality of northeast Ohio. An efficient and well-balanced transportation network keeps people connected to jobs, friends and family, stores, medical services, and recreational activities. As the region’s metropolitan planning organization, NOACA has a key role in preserving, maintaining and enhancing northeast Ohio’s transportation system.
NOACA’s transportation planning responsibilities are defined in federal surface transportation law, and NOACA works with its partners and the public to carry out a continuous, comprehensive, cooperative (“3C”) transportation planning for northeast Ohio. NOACA fulfills this requirement by:
- Developing and maintaining a long-range transportation plan (AIM Forward 2040) that addresses the region's transportation needs 20 years into the future.
- Prioritizing highway, bikeway and transit improvements through a fiscally constrained four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
- Developing and implementing an Overall Work Program (OWP) each year that outlines the work and products of the agency.