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NOACA Board Meeting Recap: $47 million for 21 new projects, “STOP” helping people go, and more!
Posted Date: 12/12/2017 9:00 AM
CLEVELAND (Tuesday, December 12, 2017) – At its Board meeting last Friday, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) announced an investment of $47 million in 21 new projects that improve the way everyone travels and enhance quality of life. The projects are aimed at relieving congestion, promoting active transportation, investing in transit, and more. Investing in these type of projects help our communities by cleaning the air and making our neighborhoods places where people want to live and work.

The chosen projects include signalization projects, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, transit vehicle replacements, roundabout construction and construction of a multimodal corridor. Projects range from $75,000 to $13.4 million and include 11 communities in Northeast Ohio, two transit systems, one port authority and two park systems.

The Board of Directors also issued a $456,552 contract to study two new corridors as part of NOACA’s popular Signal Timing Optimization Program or “STOP.” STOP is helping people “go” and putting an end to bad signals by improving signal timings which decreases congestion and improves air quality. Corridors set for improvement are:
• SOM Center Road in Eastlake, Willoughby, and Willoughby Hills; and
• West 150th/Warren Road in Lakewood, Cleveland and Brookpark.

Additionally, the Board approved the 2018 Legislative Agenda which advocates for multimodal transportation; promotes asset management; hopes to strengthen the MPO’s control of core programs; improve the region’s rate of return; and more.

The Board also approved the 2018 meeting schedule for NOACA's Board, committees, subcommittees and councils. As always, the public is welcome to attend these meetings.

Additional actions, approved resolutions, and presentations from the Board meeting can be found on NOACA’s website, www.noaca.org.

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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: Jocelynn Clemings, Communications and Public Engagement Manager, 
216-241-2414, ext. 253 or jclemings@mpo.noaca.org