The NVTA allocated its FY2014-2017 Regional Revenues through three separate funding programs, referred to as the FY2014, FY2015-16, and FY2017 Programs. Projects included in each of these funding programs were selected from TransAction 2040, the Authority’s long range transportation plan, adopted in November 2012. TransAction 2040 was replaced by a new long range transportation plan, referred to simply as TransAction, in October 2017. Following adoption of this updated version of TransAction on October 12, 2017, NVTA will develop its inaugural Six Year Program for FY2018-23, beginning with its FY2018 revenues. Subsequently, the Six Year Program will be updated every two years.
Project Selection Process
The NVTA’s project selection process comprises five components:
- Project Eligibility: there are several pass/fail eligibility criteria that must be satisfied for a project to be funded using NVTA’s regional (70%) revenues. Candidate projects must be included in the current version of TransAction. They must also be wholly or substantially located in Northern Virginia, unless appropriate revenue sharing arrangements with neighboring jurisdictions are in place.
- TransAction Project Ratings: previously referred to as HB 599 ratings, these are project level ratings derived from post-processing analyses using the 15 weighted performance measures incorporated into TransAction, the long range transportation plan for Northern Virginia.
- Congestion Reduction Relative to Cost (CRRC) ratios: these are project level ratios derived from an analysis of the reduction in person hours of delay (in 2025 and 2040) divided by estimated total project cost.
- Qualitative Considerations: these include multiple factors that cannot be meaningfully evaluated under the previous two components. Factors may include modal and geographic balance, past performance, and leveraging of non-NVTA regional revenues.
- Public Comment: the public comment period is open between April 13 and May 20, 2018. Click here for details on how you can participate.
The Authority has 60 candidate regional projects under consideration for its FY2018-23 Six Year Program. In addition, the Authority is accepting public comments on all candidate projects, now through midnight on May 20, 2018. The funding request associated with these candidate projects is approximately $2.5 billion; an average of more than $41 million per project. In keeping with the Authority’s track record of investing in multi-modal transportation improvements, these candidate projects include a broad range of modal components, such as pedestrian, bicycle, transit, rail, intersection improvements, highway improvements, park and ride, and transportation technologies. Scroll below for the map of our candidate projects and a link to our detailed project list.
Six Year Program Milestones (subject to Authority approval):
- October 12, 2017 — Call for Regional Transportation Projects
- Northern Virginia’s jurisdictions and agencies can now apply for regional transportation projects to be funded through the NVTA’s FY 2018-2023 Six Year Program. View the application now.
- Noon, December 15, 2017 — Deadline for project applications (excludes Governing Body resolutions)
- Noon, January 19, 2018 — Deadline for Governing Body resolution(s) of support.
- Note: The purpose of the later deadline for Governing Body resolutions is to provide some scheduling flexibility for jurisdictions and agencies during the Holiday season. Whether this additional time is needed to pass a resolution for a jurisdiction’s own applications, or in support of another jurisdiction’s applications, is not material.
- March 2018 — Authority approves date of Public Hearing for the FY2018-23 Six Year Program
- April 2018 — Authority releases draft FY2018-23 Six Year Program for public comment; public comment period begins
- May 2018 — Open House and Public Hearing for the FY2018-23 Six Year Program
- May 2018 — Public comment period ends for FY2018-23 Six Year Program
- June 2018 — Adoption of FY2018-23 Six Year Program
This framework describes how TransAction and the FY2018‐2023 Six Year Program will be integrated, describes how the Six Year Program will be developed and identifies roles, responsibilities, schedule, and other aspects of the Six Year Program.