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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?

5th Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable

NVTA will be hosting its Fifth Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable - "A 2020 Vision and a Look Beyond" - on March 11, 2020, in partnership with ITS Virginia. The Roundtable will feature two panels consisting of transportation and technology experts. Details 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).

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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.

FY2020-2025 Six Year Program Update - Candidate Projects Released

During the evaluation phase (November 2019 – February 2020), NVTA staff will conduct detailed reviews of each application and prepare summaries of quantitative and qualitative evaluations.The candidate project list now available includes 41 applications from 13 jurisdictions/agencies, with a combined request of approximately $1.44 billion. Take a look at Part IV of our Six Year Program Update video series for more details.

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

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Date/Time Event
February 18, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Public Hearing Advertisement - Prince William County Intersection Improvements at Parkway/University Boulevard
Prince William County Boardroom at the McCoart Building, Woodbridge Virginia
February 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Input Sought on Fairfax Connector May 2020 Service Changes
Eagle View Elementary School Cafeteria, Fairfax Virginia
February 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TAC Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax VA

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