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.
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.
ALERT: Authority Meeting Location and Time Change - Dec. 12
New time and location for December 12, 2019 Authority Meeting – **6:00 p.m., NVAR Offices, 8407 Pennell Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22031
NVTA Applauds Historical Capital Beltway Accord to Replace the Aging American Legion Bridge
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, during the annual Capital Region Transportation Forum in Washington, D.C., Governor Northam (D-VA) and Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD), announced a historic Capital Beltway Accord to replace the aging American Legion Bridge in order to reduce congestion and expand capacity for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike in one of the country’s worst chokepoints. NVTA's Executive Director reacts.
FY2020-2025 Six Year Program Update - Submitted Regional Transportation Project Applications and Available Funding
Part III of the Six Year Program Update video series is now available. Monica Backmon, NVTA Executive Director, provides an overview of the number of regional transportation project applications received and resources available.
FY2020-2025 Six Year Program Evaluation Process
The three-month call for Regional Transportation Projects for the FY2020-2025 Six Year Program is now over, and we've begun the initial evaluation process. All projects considered for regional revenues are subject to a comprehensive evaluation process. Learn more from NVTA's Executive Director, Monica Backmon, in the second part of our Six Year Program Update video series.
On October 15, NVTA joined VDOT, the Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County to host a groundbreaking on Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway Interchange in the Town of Leesburg. Upon completion, capacity will be increased, safety and traffic flow improved, and new options will be available for cyclists and pedestrians. $58 million in NVTA regional revenues is being allocated towards this project throughout three funding programs (FY2015-16, FY2017 and FY2018-23). Learn more.
The completion of the Route 28 (From Linton Hall Road to Fitzwater Drive) project was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in Prince William County (PWC) on Wednesday, October 9. Featured speakers included Marty Nohe, NVTA Chairman and PWC Coles District Supervisor; Hal Parrish, Mayor, City of Manassas, and Authority member; Corey Stewart, Chairman of PWC Board of County Supervisors; and Jeanine Lawson, PWC Brentsville District Supervisor.
On August 26, 2019, NVTA co-hosted a groundbreaking event with the City of Falls Church, celebrating the start of the West Falls Church and Joint Campus Revitalization District Multimodal Transportation Improvement Project . Learn more here.
Did You Know?
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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.
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.
Current Programs & Projects
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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November 19, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG) Meeting
Charles Houston Recreation Center, Alexandria Virginia
November 20, 2019 - November 22, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Governors Transportation Conference - 2019 Innovation Summit
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington Virginia
November 20, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrating an Era of New Mobility: People, Community, and Technology Reception
The Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington D.C.
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