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NOACA HOLDS REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING ON FACEBOOK LIVE STREAMING MARCH 13, 2020

Cleveland, OH (March 12, 2020)— The regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting at the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) will still take place at the organization’s offices but through Facebook Live streaming due to the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).   The meeting will be Live at 9:00 a.m. on the @NOACA Facebook page.  In person participation will not permitted.  However, the public can make comments during the meeting on the Facebook platform.  The Live stream will be available approximately 10 minutes prior to the meeting.

In concert with our local and state elected officials, NOACA is keeping a close eye on the developing situation surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by limiting social interactions. Our number one goal is the safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and communities throughout Northeast Ohio. 

We are committed to keeping you informed of any changes to all of our scheduled meetings. Please visit our website at www.noaca.org for more updates.

NOACA Board of Directors Approve Major Programs Recommended for TLCI and TIP Projects Totaling $1.92 Billion

Post Date:03/16/2020 10:34 AM

Cleveland, OH (March 13, 2020) — During the regularly scheduled Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) Board of Directors meeting on Friday, March 13, several major projects were recommended for funding approval under the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) and Transportation Improvement Projects (TIP) totaling $1,920,250,000. 

The Board of Directors approved the 2020 TLCI Program recommendations, which include funding availability for $2,020,500 toward competitive implementation projects and three regionally focused planning studies. The TLCI program is funded by an annual set aside from NOACA’s Surface Transportation Block Grant program with an annual budget of $2,000,000. The Board approved $750,000 toward regionally focused TLCI planning studies and $1,270,500 for implementation projects. Listed below are the approved project recommendations:

Implementation Project Recommended for the following cities totaling $1,270,500:

  • Avon  - French Creek Greenway (Phase 1): $250,000
  • Bay Village – Interurban Connector Trail Project:  $100,500
  • Elyria – Downtown Elyria Revitalization and Connectivity (Phase 4):  $150,000
  • Euclid – Euclid Avenue and E. 260th Street Business District Intersection: $120,000
  • Grafton – Envision Main Street Project (Phase 1): $250,000
  • Mayfield Heights – Mayfield Heights Intersection Safety Improvements: $300,000
  • North Royalton – Sidewalks on State Road from City Hall to Akins Road: $100,000

Regional focus studies recommended for funding includes $250,000 each for the following:

  • Downtown Cleveland Transportation Connectivity Study
  • Regional Lakefront Transportation Connections Study
  • Regional Metroparks Trail Transportation Connections Study

The Board also approved project recommendations for funding the State Fiscal Year 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which includes $1.9 billion towards hundreds of transportation projects. The TIP is historically updated every two years and includes a list of transportation projects to be implemented over the next four years using federal-aid funds. Roadway projects proposed for funding include safety, road, bridge, and bicycle/pedestrian improvements. Transit projects proposed for funding include rail infrastructure, facilities improvements, equipment/operations support, and revenue vehicle replacements.

A list and map of proposed projects can be found at the following link for review and comment: https://gis.noaca.org/tip2124/index.html

Local communities, county engineers, ODOT, transit operators, and other sponsors proposed project funding for State fiscal years 2021-2024. Projects can range from road resurfacing and reconstruction to transit and bicycle facilities, traffic calming, and traffic signal upgrades.

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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 in Greater Cleveland. NOACA addresses the transportation, air quality, and water quality needs of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. The agency and its partners cooperatively develop and implement plans to ensure that travel throughout the region is safe, cost-effective and environmentally sound.  NOACA’s vision is to STRENGTHEN regional cohesion, PRESERVE existing infrastructure, and BUILD a sustainable multimodal transportation system to SUPPORT economic development and ENHANCE quality of life in Northeast Ohio.

Media Contact: Danielle Render, Director of External Engagement & Public Affairs,

216-241-2414, ext. 253, or drender@mpo.noaca.org

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