Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)
ITS Architecture Comprehensive Update

NOACA Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture Comprehensive Update

Welcome to the NOACA ITS Architecture Comprehensive Update project website! This website is intended to provide information about the project activities associated with the update of regional ITS architecture.

In 2010, NOACA and its partners collaborated on the most recent update of the Regional ITS Architecture. Since then, the pace of integration of technology with transportation systems has accelerated, presenting a future full of opportunities for the region. In order to accomodate and continue supporting emerging ITS technologies in the region, NOACA has taken an initiative to comprehensively update 2010 Regional ITS Architecture. This effort includes engaging regional stakeholders to review and identify regional transportation needs and services, updating status of ITS projects, incorporating the most recent national ITS standards, establishing new goals and strategies as per agencies requirements, and integrating standards and technological elements to support connected and autonomous vehicles technology.

The ITS Architecture Comprehensive Update is expected to have the following outcomes:

  • To inform and update regional partners on the uses and benefits of intelligent transportation system infrastructure
  • To identify existing and planned ITS improvements
  • To conduct an assessment of needs and wants by local and state agencies in the region
  • To update the NOACA region's ITS Architecture to match the national ITS architecture to ensure federal funds can be used to fund locally-identified ITS needs
  • To develop a strategic plan that identifies and prioritizes potential future ITS improvements within the NOACA region

For further background information on ITS, the following webpage “What's ITS?” describes the different types of ITS that can be found in the region. These types of ITS will be discussed with stakeholders to better understand how they are used today and how they plan to be used in the future.

Recent Activities

Draft Updated Architecture ITS and Strategic Plan

Updated Draft Architecture Report

Draft Architecture Website

Architecture Website User Guide

Updated Draft ITS Strategic Plan

Stakeholder Workshop #2

The second round of stakeholder workshops was held on May 7 - 9, 2019. Please see stakeholder workshops page for more information.

Project Updates

July 2019 Steering Committee Update

Draft Project Documents

Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities: This document describes NOACA stakeholder roles and responsibilities with respect to ITS elements within the region.

Needs Analysis and Gap Assessment: This document presents regional transportation needs and priorities, as well as potential ITS solutions to meet those needs based on stakeholder inputs gathered from surveys, workshops and interviews.

Current and Proposed ITS Systems: This document presents a summary of the current and proposed ITS elements within the NOACA Regional ITS Architecture, based on infomration gathered from regional stakeholders and reviews of other state and regional planning documents.