A significant component of NEOSCC’s leadership are the four Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Northeast Ohio.
What is a Metropolitan Planning Organization? You can find out in the following presentation - NEOSCC_Overview_101_What is an MPO. Here is some quick background:
NEOSCC and the Vibrant NEO 2040 planning process includes the following MPO’s and their county jurisdictions:
- Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) – Portage and Summit Counties
- Eastgate Regional Council of Governments – Mahoning and Trumbull Counties
- Northeast Ohio Area Coordinating Area (NOACA) – Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties
- Stark County Regional Planning Commission and the Stark County Area Transportation Study (SCATS) – Stark County
The two other counties Ashtabula and Wayne County that are part of the Vibrant NEO 2040 effort are covered through Councils of Governments. This is a topic that will be covered soon in the Vibrant Daily.
As part of their planning process, the MPO’s each reach out to the public and stakeholders to participate and contribute their opinions. This range of participation opportunities includes Civic Involvement Committees, public forums and meetings on different transportation issues and public comment periods on proposed projects and plans. Check out their websites for information on adding your voice to their planning processes.
Here are two opportunities to act on today! The first is for those that fall into the counties within the NOACA MPO. The second is an engagement opportunity through ODOT for anyone is the state.
NOACA is currently seeking public feed back on transportation projects in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.
The following proposed transportation improvements are available for public review and comment. Staff will present these projects for information at the October 19, 2012 meeting of the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will take action on the projects at their November 16, 2012 meeting. The Governing Board will consider adding them to the region’s long-range transportation plan and Transportation Improvement Program on December 14, 2012.
Each project page contains a comment link for local government representatives, and the general public. The public can comment on any of these projects through Thursday, December 13, 2012.
- Brooklyn Safe Routes to School Project
- Cedar Fairmount Streetscape Implementation
- Cedar Lee Streetscape Implementation
- Improvements on East 22nd Street in Cleveland
- Traffic Signal Improvements in East Cleveland
- East Cleveland Safe Routes to School Project (PID No. 93609)
- Resurface I-271 in Warrensville Heights, Orange, Beachwood and Pepper Pike (PID No. 94005)
- Replace Decks of Three Bridges over I-90 in Cleveland (PID No. 87628)
- Bridge Repair in Cleveland (PID No. 92027)
- Safety Analysis of Woodland Avenue/East 55th Street/Kinsman Road intersection in Cleveland (PID No. 92866)
- Safety Improvement Project in Geauga and Lake Counties (PID No. 93516)
- Resurface Old State Road in Hambden Township (PID No. 90913)
- Painesville Township Safe Routes to School Project
- Safety Improvement in Madison Township (PID No. 93601)
- Systematic Sign Replacement on I-480 and SR-10 in North Ridgeville and Eaton Township (PID No. 82265)
- Reigelsberger/Jaycox Bridge Improvement Project
- Preventive Maintenance on SR-2 in Vermilion, Brownhelm Township and Amherst (PID No. 77537)
- Intersection Improvement at SR-57 and Capel Road in Carlisle and Eaton Townships (PID No. 90777)
- Resurface SR-58 in Amherst and Amherst Township (PID No. 93112)
- Intersection Improvement at SR-82 and Boone Road in Columbia Township(PID No. 92836)
- Bridge Replacement on SR-83 in Eaton Township (PID No. 88859)
- Resurface US-6 in the City of Lorain (PID No. 92886)
- Preventative Maintenance on I-71 in Medina County (PID No. 89005)
- Sign Replacement on I-71 in Medina County (PID No. 77317)
- Resurface Marks Road in Medina County (PID No. 93874)
- Resurface SR-57 in Wadsworth, Guilford and Montville Townships (PID No. 93113)
- Resurface SR-94 in Sharon, Granger and Hinckley Townships (PID No. 93114)
- Resurface SR-162 in Spencer, Chatham and Lafayette Townships (PID No. 88806)
- Resurface SR-301 in Homer and Spencer Townships (PID No. 93116)
- Resurface SR-303 in Brunswick (PID No. 92883)
- Resurface SR-303 in Liverpool and Brunswick Hills Townships (PID No. 93117)
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
ODOT is currently seeking input for the Access Ohio 2040, Ohio’s Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan. This is an opportunity for you to provide input into the Plan.
ODOT is updating Ohio’s Statewide Transportation Plan, Access Ohio 2040. This plan is important to Ohio’s future, as it will set the stage for ODOT’s transportation policies and investment strategies for the coming years. This is an update to the previous plan, Access Ohio 2030, which was released in 2004. ODOT will be finalizing the plan update in the summer of 2013. Access Ohio 2040 will help to ensure that we meet our mission, “to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place.”
The State is using a technology called MindMixer to gather insight and opinions on transportation issues.
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