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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?

Due to inclement weather conditions, the NVTA offices will be closed Wednesday, February 20.  However, staff is teleworking should you need assistance. Please feel free to contact staff members directly via email or on their mobile phones. You can also email Thank you!


The March 14, 2019 Authority Meeting is cancelled since there will be no new order of business to discuss. The next meeting is scheduled for April 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

NVTA In the News

NVTA Executive Director, Monica Backmon, talks with the New York Times about Amazon coming to NoVA and impacts on transportation in the region. Read here (subscription required).

4th Annual NoVA Transportation Roundtable - A Glimpse into the Future of Transportation

NVTA will be hosting its Fourth Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable on March 13, 2019, in partnership with ITS Virginia. The Roundtable will feature two panels consisting of transportation and technology experts. Disruptive technology is already here and changing the way we travel. Join us to discuss the mobility revolution. Register here (government rate available).

Forum on Economic Impacts of Transportation Investments

On February 6, 2019, the Authority and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance co-hosted an event at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors that brought experts in transportation, real estate, heavy construction and business together to discuss the economic benefits of the Authority's $3 billion in regional funding of transportation projects and how transportation factors into business decisions. Also discussed was the recent Authority study on the economic benefits of the Authority's multi-billion dollar funding of transportation projects aimed at tackling congestion across the region. An at-a-glance summary of the 2018 Economic Impact Study can be found here and a presentation on the economic impacts of the Authority-funded investments can be found here. You can also view the full event on the Authority's Facebook page (@TheNVTA). 

NVTA In the News

NVTA Executive Director, Monica Backmon, rides along with WUSA 9 transportation reporter, Pete Muntean, to chat about the "Amazon Effect" and impacts on transportation in the region. Watch here.

New NVTA Study Released

A new 2018 Economic Impact Study shows the economic impacts of Authority-funded transportation investments. The Study was conducted through a collaboration with NVTA staff and Richmond, VA-based Chmura Economics & Analytics, which utilized a nationally recognized economic modeling system that reduced the study’s cost while increasing transparency and reliability. Check out the full study here


New and expanded mobility services are one step closer to reality in western Prince William County following a January 23rd groundbreaking for a nearly $50M OmniRide facility in Manassas. View the release here.

NVTA Chair Reappointed to Position for Eleventh Consecutive Year

During NVTA's monthly business meeting held on Dec. 13th, Authority members unanimously voted to reappoint Hon. Martin E. Nohe as Authority Chairman for an unprecedented eleventh consecutive year. Additionally, Hon. Phyllis Randall was reappointed Vice Chair for the third year in a row. View the release here.

NVTA In the News

NVTA Executive Director, Monica Backmon, discusses preparation for more commuters in NoVa with new Amazon headquarters coming to the region. Watch here.

Ribbon Cutting

On December 5, VDOT, Loudoun County, NOVA Parks and NVTA celebrated at a ribbon cutting ceremony the completion of the reconstruction and widening of Belmont Ridge Road between Gloucester Parkway to Hay Road, tying into the Route 7/Belmont Ridge Road Interchange project. The result is relieving congestion for both commuters and school-related traffic and improving operation and safety in the corridor for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.



Map Updates

Check out NVTA’s updated interactive Regional Transportation Projects Map, which has recently been updated to display all 95 projects funded with 70% regional funds in all four of the Authority’s funding programs to date. You can view it here.


Did You Know?

It is the one-year anniversary of the Authority's adoption of TransAction, the long range, multimodal transportation plan for NoVa! Check out the TransAction Technical Report providing deeper insights into the analytical work on which the Plan is based.

Did You Know?

The Authority adopted its inaugural SYP on June 14, 2018. The newly published FY2018-2023 SYP Report is truly transparent, as it outlines step-by-step, the methodology and process that led to the adoption of the first-of-its-kind program at NVTA. View the SYP Report 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
March 13, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4th Annual ITSVA/Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Roundtable
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia
March 14, 2019
5:30 pm
Governance and Personnel Committee Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia
March 21, 2019
1:00 pm
Finance Committee Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia

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