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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?

Call for Projects

We're excited to kick off July with an official Call for Regional Transportation Projects for FY2024 and FY 2025 regional revenue consideration as part of the Six Year Program Update! By this time next year, we expect to allocate at least $400 million towards projects across the NoVA region when the Six Year Program Update is adopted in June 2020. Please check out additional details in the first of a series of short videos that will keep you informed about the Six Year Program Update review process, each step of the way.

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.


No Authority and Finance Committee Meetings in August

The Authority will reconvene on September 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and the Finance Committee will meet again on September 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. 


NVTA In the News

On July 14, 2019, the Washington Post (Sunday Edition) published an article about I-66 Outside the Beltway work advancements and other smaller projects along the corridor. NVTA had made project funding recommendations for the $500 million concessionaire payment. NVTA Executive Director, Monica Backmon, is quoted in the piece found here.

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! 

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On June 13, 2019, NVTA co-hosted a groundbreaking event with Fairfax County and VDOT, celebrating the start of the Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) improvements project in the Tysons corridor. Learn more here.

NVTA In the News

On June 13, 2019, NVTA, VDOT and Fairfax County co-hosted a groundbreaking event celebrating the start of Route 7 improvements in the Tysons corridor. On June 16, 2019, The Washington Post (Sunday Edition) published an article about the widening project that aims to deliver some relief for commuters, and offer safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians alike. The full story can be read 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
August 26, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
4th Annual Northern Virginia Elected Leaders Summit
George Mason University – Van Metre Hall, Arlington Virginia
August 26, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Groundbreaking for West Falls Church Transportation Project
George Mason High School, Falls Church VA
August 28, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am
TPB Commuter Connections Event, Washington, DC

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