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From Vision to Reality

Focused on relieving congestion and improving quality of life for Northern Virginians, the Authority is advancing 122 regionally significant, multimodal projects, totaling more than $1.975 billion in transportation investments for Northern Virginia’s transportation network.


The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is a regional body that is focused on delivering real transportation solutions and value for Northern Virginia’s transportation dollars by bringing Northern Virginia jurisdictions and agencies together to prioritize projects and implement solutions.

What’s New?

  • REMINDER: The Authority’s July meeting, originally scheduled for July 12th, has been CANCELLED. In addition, the Authority will not meet in August. The next scheduled Authority meeting is Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.

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  • On July 1, the Authority’s Chairman and several Authority members joined the Town of Hillsboro for the Groundbreaking of the Route 9 Traffic Calming Project. This project is the first of our newly adopted Six Year Program to break ground!

  • On May 22, the NVTA joined Fairfax County, the Virginia Department of Transportation and many others joined to celebrate the completion of the Route 7 Bridge Widening over the Dulles Toll Road. This NVTA-funded project includes new bicycle and pedestrian trails that bring new multimodal access to the Silver Line’s Spring Hill Metro Station. Learn more about these new improvements in VDOT’s press release.
  • On March 14, 2018, the NVTA hosted the 3rd Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable, presented by the Intelligent Transportation Society of Virginia. The Roundtable included presentations and thought-provoking panel discussion centered on the theme: “Self-Driving Vehicles: Utopia or Dystopia?”  Panelists discussed the potential impacts new technologies can have on the future of transportation. Check out a recap of the roundtable in our newsletter.

Current Programs & Projects

FY2018-2023 Program

The Authority adopted its first six-year transportation program, the FY2018-2023 Program on June 14, 2018. The program funds 44 regionally significant, multimodal transportation projects totaling more than $1.285 billion.

30% Local Distribution Fund Projects

Each year, the Authority distributes 30% of its revenues to the member localities in which the taxes and fees are raised. So far, member localities have used their 30% revenues for projects like bus operation expenses, Capital Bikeshare and pedestrian improvements.

Regional Transportation Projects

Check out our interactive project information map for information about the projects NVTA funds throughout the region!


The Authority is responsible for developing and updating the long range regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia, currently TransAction. This long range transportation plan is used to evaluate and prioritize the funding of transportation projects in Northern Virginia.

Events & Meetings

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Date/Time Event
September 13, 2018
7:00 pm
Authority Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia
September 20, 2018
1:00 pm
Finance Committee Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia
October 11, 2018
7:00 pm
Authority Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia

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