TLCINOACA's Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) provides assistance to communities and public agencies for integrated transportation and land use planning and projects that strengthen community livability. TLCI advances the goals of NOACA’s Regional Strategic Plan by:

  • Developing transportation projects that provide more travel options
  • Promoting reinvestment in underutilized or vacant/abandoned properties
  • Supporting economic development
  • Ensuring that the benefits of growth and change are available to all members of a community
  • Enhancing regional cohesion
  • Providing people with safe and reliable transportation choices

Overview: The TLCI program consists of two components: (1) planning and (2) implementation.

  1. Planning awards help fund planning studies that can lead to improvements to transportation systems and the neighborhoods they support.
  2. Implementation awards help communities move forward with the development and installation of infrastructure from past completed livability studies. Project sponsors are encouraged to submit minimum implementation requests of $100,000. However, projects requiring less than $100,000 will be considered if they exemplify the goals of the TLCI program.

Applications for 2018 TLCI planning studies & implementation programs are no longer being accepted. Awards will be approved at the March 2018 NOACA Board of Director's meeting.

Questions? Contact us at at 216-241-2414 or

On June 9, 2017 the NOACA Board of Directors approved the following:

 TLCI Planning awards totaling $344,000 were awarded to:

  • The City of Cleveland and Midtown Cleveland’s Carnegie Avenue Master Plan
  • Fairview Park’s Lorain Road Corridor Study
  • Grafton’s Envision Grafton: Smart Growth Through Transportation Study
  • Lakewood’s Lake Avenue Bicycle Infrastructure Plan
  • Mayfield Height’s Mayfield Corridor Masterplan
  • The MetroHealth System’s MetroHealth Connector “Devonshire Spine”

TLCI Implementation awards totaling $1,738,569 were awarded to construct recommendations from the following plans:

  • Broadview Heights’ Signal Warrant & Operational Analysis of Broadview Road at Oakes Road and Akins Road
  • The City of Cleveland/Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc.’s Kinsman Road Corridor Multi-Modal Study
  • The City of Cleveland/Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s Step Up Downtown Plan: Main Avenue Bridge Underpass Improvement Project
  • The City of Cleveland/University Circle Inc.’s Uptown Transportation & Mobility Study
  • Elyria’s Transportation and Business District Redevelopment Plan
  • The Geauga County Engineer’s Amish Safety Strategic Plan
  • North Royalton’s Alternative Transportation Plan
  • Olmsted Township’s Complete Streets Plan
  • Strongsville’s Town Center District Redevelopment Plan

Information for Project Sponsors:

TLCI Plans, Reports and Maps:


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Last updated: 1/31/2018 2:47:37 PM