NOACA Governing Board to Consider New Transportation Projects
At its March 9 meeting, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Governing Board will consider adding 20 new projects from Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Medina counties to Connections 2030, and three of these projects to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for state fiscal years 2012–2015. Connections 2030 is the long-range plan that outlines the development of northeast Ohio’s transportation system and identifies transportation investments that are planned through the year 2030. The TIP is the comprehensive, four-year listing of federal-aid transportation improvement projects scheduled for implementation in the NOACA region. Projects for Board consideration include:
Details about all 20 projects can be viewed on NOACA’s website at www.noaca.org/mar2012ppr.html
Board members will also consider a resolution to amend the region’s water quality management plan, Clean Water 2000, with the following changes:
- Cedar Road resurfacing from Euclid Heights Boulevard to Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County
- Sperry Road resurfacing from Kinsman Road to Mayfield Road in Newbury, Russell and Chester Townships, Geauga County
- Bridge maintenance on seven mainline SR-2 bridges in Painesville and Painesville Township, Lake County
- Guardrail installation on various roads in Medina County
NOACA staff and the NOACA Water Quality Advisory Committee. The Water Quality Advisory Committee and affected communities have recommended Board approval of these boundary changes.
- Modifying the Lake County Madison Facility Planning Area (FPA) to match Lake County's Master Plan
- Transferring a portion of the city of Lorain FPA to the city of Elyria
Clean Water 2000 allows for changes in wastewater treatment FPA boundaries subject to the consent of affected parties and review by
Joseph Calabrese, CEO and General Manager of RTA, will give a presentation about RTA’s Blue Line Corridor Extension Study. This study represents the first step in the process of determining the Blue Line light rail’s eligibility for federal New Starts or Small Starts funding. The study examines alternatives for extending and updating the Blue Line, including a “no-build” option, a “baseline alternative” focusing on expanded bus service and limited new infrastructure, and several “build” options.
The March 9, 2012 meeting agenda and materials packet may be accessed on NOACA’s website at www.noaca.org/boardmarch2012.pdf.
For more information, call Cheryl Onesky, Senior Communications Specialist, at 216-241-2414, ext. 221; or Jonathan Giblin, Director of Programs, at ext. 346.