CLEVELAND (Friday, December 8, 2017)
– The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is investing $47 million to be spent on 21 new projects throughout Northeast Ohio 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.
In June 2017, the NOACA Board approved “AIM Forward 2040
,” the long-range transportation plan which addresses regional needs over the next 20 years and invests $15.8 BILLION in the greater Cleveland region. This investment of $47 million is the first investment helping to achieve that long-range plan and vision.
“We are so pleased to be able to fund transportation projects that help our communities become better places to live and work,” said NOACA Executive Director Grace Gallucci. “At the same time, the projects being implemented will help us as region to realize our long-range goal of achieving increased mobility in Northeast Ohio,” Gallucci continued.
“Each of the projects were chosen because they support SMARTeR transport,” Gallucci said. “They are Sustainable, Multimodal, Accessible, Reliable, Transformative, efficient/effective and Regional. In that way we are truly working SMARTeR!”
These projects are improving the way everyone travels by:
- Providing 34 new transit vehicles to improve transit reliability and access.
- Building 12+ miles of new bike/ped facilities to improve connectivity, transportation choice & quality of life.
- Enhancing E 93rd and E 105th Streets in Cleveland leading to increased access to transportation choice and mobility.
- Improving traffic signals in nine (9) communities leading to faster commutes, less congestion/emissions, and cleaner air.
- Constructing a roundabout in one (1) community to make traveling safer and more efficient.
- Building a 200 foot extension of an existing loading system at the Port of Cleveland leading to a 30 percent (30%) greater efficiency in a specific material handling operation and increasing our region’s economic competitiveness.
A full list of projects is available at the link here
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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.
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