The Overall Work Program (OWP) outlines the transportation and environmental work of NOACA staff during the fiscal year running from July 1 through June 30. It is one of three major planning documents mandated by the federal government for metropolitan planning organizations. The staff work contained within the OWP is helping NOACA achieve its 20-year plan for the future, entitled AIM Forward 2040.
AIM Forward 2040 offers a vision of the region's transportation system through the year 2040 and identifies $15.8 billion in transportation investments that address accessibility, safety and mobility for people who live and work in Northeast Ohio.
Some sample activities in the FY 2019 OWP include:
- Explore the feasibility of development of an ultra high-speed Hyperloop transportation system in the Great Lakes Megaregion.
- Update the region’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) architecture to support future investments in technology to allow travelers to make better decisions.
- Expand the transportation asset management program with the addition of transit by assessing conditions, identifying alternatives, developing performance measures, and prioritizing investments.
- Develop a Regional Transit Strategic Plan to provide a visionary roadmap for transit investment in the five county area.
- Analyze regional crash data to identify priorities for safety investment, with emphasis on targeted, lower-cost improvements on the local road network to mitigate fatalities and injuries.
- Maintain a “library” of demonstration materials that local agencies can use to demonstrate active transportation friendly infrastructure.
- Implement an Air Quality Public Education and Outreach Strategy to proactively engage and educate residents about the impact of their travel choices on mobile emissions.
- Update the Areawide Water Quality Management (208) Plan for Northeast Ohio.