Stakeholders

The NOACA Regional ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, state, and national levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system, with particular focus on agencies that operate transportation systems in the region.

StakeholderDescription
Akron METRO Regional Transit AuthorityMETRO RTA is the public transportation provider to Summit County. There are a number of transfer points with Greater Cleveland RTA for passengers traveling out of Cuyahoga County or the NOACA region.
Case Western Reserve UniversityMajor public university in the region.
City of ClevelandRepresents the various departments of the City of Cleveland such as Public Safety, not specifically called out in the architecture.
City of Cleveland Department of Port ControlThe Department of Port Control is responsible for the administration and control of all activities at Cleveland Hopkins International and Burke Lakefront Airports as well as the use of City owned land along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River.
County GovernmentsRepresents the various county government departments and agencies of those counties not specifically called out in the architecture.
County Public Safety AgenciesRepresents public safety agencies at the county level. This includes law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue departments, and emergency medical services departments.
Crash Record UsersAgencies that use crash records.
Cuyahoga CountyRepresents the various county government departments and agencies of Cuyahoga County, not specifically called out in the architecture.
Cuyahoga County Emergency ServicesDivision provides at the county level the coordination of emergency services including 9–1–1, hazardous materials, and disaster planning.
Cuyahoga County EngineerEngineer's Office is responsible for the maintenance and reconstruction of 220 bridges and assisting municipalities with the improvement of 794 miles of County roadway. It also maintains 22 miles of roadway in the County's two Townships.
Cuyahoga County Port AuthorityThe Cuyahoga County Port Authority maintains and operates port authority facilities; maintains and improves all waterways necessary in the development of the facilities of the ports.
Cuyahoga County SheriffCuyahoga County Sheriff's Department
Event OperatorsRepresents the many organizations whose facilities hold events that have significant impact on traffic or transit.
FHWAFederal Highway Administration
Financial InstitutionsFinancial companies that handle electronic transactions.
Geauga CountyRepresents the various county government departments and agencies of Geauga County.
Geauga County TransitRegional transit authority for Geauga County.
General PublicPrivate travelers.
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)Provides bus, rail and paratransit service for the greater Cleveland metropolitan region, principally Cuyahoga County.
Lake CountyRepresents the various county government departments and agencies of Lake County.
LaketranLaketran is the regional transit authority for Lake County.
Local Transit OperatorsRepresents transit operators of the region (Laketran Lorain County Transit, Geauga County Transit, and Medina County Transit)
Lorain CountyRepresents the various county government departments and agencies of Lorain County.
Lorain County TransitAgency responsible for fixed route transit in Lorain County.
Mayday/Concierge Service ProvidersPrivate companies that provide Mayday or concierge services.
Medina CountyRepresents the various county government departments and agencies of Medina County.
Medina County TransitRegional transit authority for Medina County
Municipal Public Safety AgenciesRepresents public safety agencies at the municipal level. This includes law enforcement agencies, fire and rescue departments, and emergency medical services departments.
Municipal Public Works DepartmentsPublic works departments, including engineering departments, in cities and townships in the region (e.g. Mentor and Parma and the other cities with signal systems).
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that is responsible for national and local weather forecasting. National Weather Service is an office of the NOAA.
Neighboring Transit AgenciesRepresents transit agencies outside of the NOACA region. Includes Akron Metro RTA, Portage Area RTA, and Stark Area RTA.
NOACAThe Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties in Ohio.
ODOTOhio Department of Transportation (ODOT). District 3 covers Lorain and Medina Counties and District 12 covers Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga Counties
Ohio Department of Public SafetyStatewide agency responsible for emergency operations. Contains the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Ohio State Highway PatrolAgency responsible for public safety of freeways, toll road, and state owned arterials.
Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure CommissionAgency responsible for operation and maintenance of the Ohio Toll Road.
Portage Area RTAPortage Area RTA is the public transportation provider to Portage County and Kent State University. There are a number of transfer points with Greater Cleveland RTA for passengers traveling out of Cuyahoga County or the NOACA region.
Private Commercial CarriersPrivate commercial vehicle operators
Private CompaniesRepresents private companies that provide map update systems to support connected and automated vehicle applications.
Private Data ProviderPrivate companies collecting location and speed data of vehicles that can be used to estimate travel times and delays.
Private Tow, Wreckers and Cleanup Service ProvidersRepresents private towing companies operating in the region.
Private Traveler Information ProvidersLocal, regional and national information service providers that provide travel information to the traveling public (both subscription service and general broadcast information). Includes internet sites, service bureaus, etc.
Private Weather Service ProviderPrivate companies that provide weather information tailored for transportation purposes.
Railroad OperatorsRegional freight rail organizations
Regional Hospital OrganizationsRepresents hospitals and trauma centers in the region.
School DistrictsRegional school districts
Special Police DistrictsRepresents public safety agencies for special districts like parks, schools, etc.
Stark Area RTAStark Area RTA is the public transportation provider to Stark County. There are a number of transfer points with Greater Cleveland RTA for passengers traveling out of Cuyahoga County or the NOACA region.
Traffic Data UsersAgencies that use traffic data and traffic count data.
TV and Radio StationsTelevision, Radio, and Print Media. Includes TV network affiliates
U.S. Coast GuardCoast Guard that patrols the Great Lakes Region, including Lake Eire. Coast Guard is a part of the Department of Homeland Security.
US Department of Homeland SecurityThe United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a government agency responsible for protecting the United States borders and secure the safety of the country.
USDOTRepresents the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Includes the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and other federal–level agencies responsible for oversight of transportation agencies in the NOACA Region.