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FY2020-2025 Six Year Program Adopted!


Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
Adopts $539 Funding Program to Reduce
Congestion Throughout Region

From Vision to Reality

Focused on relieving congestion and improving quality of life for Northern Virginians, the Authority is advancing 106 regionally significant, multimodal projects, totaling nearly $2.5 billion in transportation investments for Northern Virginia’s transportation network.


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?

ALERT: NVTA Meeting Updates

  • Due to insufficient action/urgent information items, the Planning and Programming Committee, Technical Advisory Committee and the Planning Coordination Advisory Committee Meetings will not be convening in December 2020 and January 2021. Future meeting dates will be announced in January. For the same reason, the Finance Committee will not meet in December and will reconvene on January 21, 2021.
  • Due to the start of Hanukah, the December Authority meeting, scheduled for December 10, 2020, has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 17th at 6 p.m. The Governance and Personnel Committee will meet the same evening at 5 p.m.

New Business Opportunity!

We're requesting proposals from qualified firms to update NVTA's TransAction, the long-range transportation plan for #northernvirginia, together with the next three updates of our Six-Year Program - including Transportation-Related Technical & Communications Services. Learn more:



New electric buses unveiled in Alexandria!

On October 19, 2020, the City of Alexandria, DRPT and DASH Bus celebrated the unveiling of the first-ever 100% zero-emission electric buses. The City of Alexandria already has many hybrid buses in its fleet and plans to eventually transition its bus fleet to all-electric. NVTA has an $11.9 million investment on DASH Bus Service Enhancements that will install infrastructures for electric buses, to support a complete fleet of electric/Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) buses for DASH. 



The public is invited to a joint virtual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 with representatives from the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and Virginia Railway Express, to learn more about the regional collaboration that keeps travelers in Northern Virginia moving.
Click here to view NVTA's presentation slides. 



Regional Leaders Breaking Ground on W&OD Trail Enhancements in the City of Falls Church

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, NVTA joined the City of Falls Church and NOVA Parks to celebrate the start of construction on a nearly 1.5 mile-long segment of the W&OD Trail, impacting the region at large.

To address congestion on the busy Trail, which has seen an influx of even more users over the past six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ”Dual Trails” improvements will feature dedicated parallel paths for pedestrians and cyclists. Separating the users will greatly improve mobility and accommodate the new level of use. A two-foot median between an eight-foot walking path and an 11-foot cycling path will be constructed, separating trail users traveling at different speeds, resulting in both capacity and safety improvements.

A press release on the groundbreaking ceremony and project can be found here.

Remember to check out our Events Calendar below for updates on all upcoming virtual meetings!

NVTA Adopts $539M Funding Program to Reduce Congestion Throughout Region!

On the evening of July 9th, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority adopted the FY2020-2025 Six Year Program, the Authority’s fifth funding program and the most competitive to date. With the adoption of the FY2020-2025 Six Year Program, and implementation of its four previous funding programs, the Authority is advancing 106 regional multimodal transportation projects, totaling nearly $2.5 billion, for congestion reduction throughout the region. Learn more!

In the News

WDVM-TV reports on how the NVTA has been able to preserve all project funding through 2023. (Watch the story here: "COVID-19 isn't stopping Northern Va's traffic decongestion projects")

**UPDATE** NVTA Staff Telework Continues Until Further Notice

In order to take COVID-19 precautions, and given Governor Northam's Stay at Home Order outlined in Executive Order Fifty-Five, NVTA staff telework will continue until further notice. Should you need to reach NVTA staff, please contact team members via email or on their mobile phones. Contact information can be 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! 

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.

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