Traffic Safety and Operations Technical Assistance may be requested by member communities to evaluate and implement simple safety or operational improvements. Assistance will be provided by NOACA planning and engineering staff. The assistance provided may include performing walk audits, pavement marking or signing plan development, speed zone analysis, road diet feasibility, ODOT Crash Analysis for projects, access management reviews, signal warrant or removal studies, abbreviated safety funding applications, development of School Travel Plans, and Safe Routes To School funding applications). Traffic Safety & Operations TA applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Eligible applicants include: political subdivisions, other state agencies, boards, commissions, regional transit authorities, county transit boards and port authorities. Non-implementing governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (i.e. Community Development Corporations, non-profits, and advocacy organizations) must partner with the eligible governmental entity having jurisdiction over the proposed project to co-sponsor a request. Only eligible applicants can complete the application and assume responsibility for entering into an agreement with NOACA to carry out the project.
The total budget and staff resources for the program will be determined annually with the development of the Overall Work Program. To effectively manage the program, the NOACA Executive Director may limit staff time available within a specific fiscal year. Project sponsors are not required to provide any financial contribution or local match to receive assistance. View the Technical Assistance Policy (adopted June 12, 2015).