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From Vision to Reality

Focused on relieving congestion and improving quality of life for Northern Virginians, the Authority is advancing 122 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?

Meeting Cancellation

The Finance Committee has cancelled its meetings previously scheduled for June - August 2019. The Finance Committee will reconvene on September 19, 2019 at 1 p.m. 

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


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.


On May 20, 2019, NVTA co-hosted a ribbon-cutting event with the City of Fairfax and VDOT, celebrating the completion of the Northfax intersection project and drainage improvements. Learn more here.

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Open House and Listening Session

On May 13, 2019, NVTA joined the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to host a Joint Northern Virginia Transportation Spring Meeting at the VDOT NoVA District location in Fairfax. The public was invited to learn more about and provide feedback on the evaluation and selection criteria for funding transportation projects across the region. Learn more.




On May 1, 2019, Martin Nohe, Prince William County Coles District Supervisor, and NVTA Chairman, and Monica Backmon, NVTA Executive Director, are presenting before the Lifelong Learning Institute's Manassas Chapter. PWC residents will hear an overview of NVTA's regional planning efforts, summary of the regional revenues raised and programmed, an overview of transportation projects in the pipeline, and impacts on residents. Event details can be viewed, here and the presentation, here.

NVTA In the News

On March 13, 2019, NVTA, in partnership with ITSVA, hosted the 4th Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable. Both WAMU and WTOP covered event discussions. Read the WAMU story about cars communicating with traffic signals here and the WTOP story about self-driving shuttles coming to NoVA, here.


NVTA In the News

In February 2019, NVTA co-hosted with the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance a “Forum on the Economic Impacts of Transportation Investments,” which was held at the headquarters of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) in Fairfax. NVAR Magazine just published in both the print and online editions an article recapping the event. 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
July 8, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Design Public Information Meeting Northstar Boulevard Extension
July 10, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Transportation and Technology Committee Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia
July 11, 2019
5:30 pm
Governance and Personnel Committee Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia

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