Skip to content
Select Page

From Vision to Reality

Focused on relieving congestion and improving quality of life for Northern Virginians, the Authority is advancing 94 regionally significant, multimodal projects, totaling more than $1.975 billion in transportation investments for Northern Virginia’s transportation network.

Hillsboro Groundbreaking

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


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?

**UPDATE** NVTA Staff Telework, Extended Through Friday, May 1, 2020

In order to take COVID-19 precautions and given the latest directives by Governor Northam, NVTA staff telework has been extended through Friday, May 1, 2020. Should you need to reach NVTA staff, please contact team members via email or on their mobile phones. Contact information can be found here

NVTA Seeks Public Comment on 41 Candidate Projects for FY2020-2025 Six Year Program

The NVTA has released for public comment, 41 candidate projects and related information for its FY2020-2025 Six Year Program. From March 13, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. May 24, 2020, the Authority invites the public to learn more about and comment on the candidate projects under consideration for funding. The projects being evaluated cover multiple modes of transportation, including roadways, transit and pedestrian/bicycle pathways. Additionally, an Open House and Public Hearing on candidate projects will be held on May 14, 2020 at NVTA’s offices. The Open House will start at 5:30 p.m. and the Public Hearing will commence immediately following a 7:00 p.m. presentation on the Six Year Program Process. More details here.

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Authority Meeting - **April 16, 2020 Meeting Cancelled**

Governance and Personnel Committee Meeting - **Next Meeting TBD**

Technical Advisory Committee - **March 18, 2020 Meeting Cancelled**

Planning Coordination Advisory Committee - **March 25, 2020 Meeting Cancelled**

Finance Committee Meeting - **March 19, 2020 Meeting Cancelled**

Highlights from the NoVA Transportation Roundtable, March 11, 2020

Highlights are available from the Fifth Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable, hosted by NVTA and in partnership with ITS Virginia. The theme of this year's sold-out event was, "A 2020 Vision & A Look Beyond." Our 11 featured speakers took the theme to heart when sharing their expert insights, through a series of three plenary sessions. Additional details, live-polling results and video highlights can be found here.


Legislative Update: Partial Restoration to the Authority

The Authority applauds General Assembly on recent passage of critical Virginia Transportation Omnibus Bills. $50M in annual transportation funding was successfully secured. Read NVTA's reaction here.

In the News

As the Authority continues its quest for funding restoration this General Assembly session, the Washington Business Journal, wrote a feature story on the Authority's lost revenue streams, how the region has been impacted, and looking ahead to the future. Read here (paywall/limited trial subscription to view).

Image result for Washington Business Journal logo


On December 19, NVTA joined the City of Alexandria, Metro and the Commonwealth to break ground on the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. Nearly $70M in NVTA funding is being allocated towards this regionally signficant project. Hundreds of project and regional partners and stakeholders gathered for the celebration, including members of the community, elected officials such as Gov. Ralph Northam and representatives from federal, state and regional agencies. Learn more.

Did You Know?

You can view a compilation of our newsletters all in one place. Visit our website's News & Media Center to check out previous editions of NVTA Update and Driven by InNoVation! 

Did You Know?

The Authority’s Executive Director, Monica Backmon, established a Transportation Technology Committee (TTC), and meeting highlights can be found in our Driven by InNoVation newsletter. See the latest recap here.


Did You Know?

The Authority is currently funding five Bus Rapid Transit projects in Northern Virginia ... Envision Route 7, Richmond Highway BRT, the West End Transitway, Duke Street Transitway and the Pentagon City Transitway Extension projects. Read more about these projects, here.


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 details on the transportation projects NVTA funds throughout the region! The map displays all projects funded with 70% regional funds in all four of the Authority’s funding programs to date [FY2014, FY2015-16, FY2017 and FY2018-2023 Six Year Program].


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

<< Mar 2020 >>
24 25 26 27 28 29 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Select a highlighted date for more information

Date/Time Event
March 13, 2020 - May 24, 2020
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
FY2020-2025 Six Year Program Public Comment Submission
April 2, 2020
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
POSTPONED TO APRIL 30: Arlington Transportation Commission Meeting (NVTA to Present FY2020 - 2025 Six Year Program)
Ellen Bozman Government Center (Courthouse Plaza), Arlington Virginia
April 6, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falls Church Planning Commission Public Hearing: W&OD Trail Improvements

Driven by InNoVation Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for the NVTA Driven by InNoVation newsletter to receive a regular digest of transportation technologies and emerging travel trends - from Northern Virginia and across the globe. Please enter your information below and click "sign up" to register.

NVTA Update Newsletter Sign Up

To sign up for the NVTA Update newsletter and stay informed about the latest activities, project updates and initiatives at NVTA, please enter your information below and click “sign up” to register.