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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?

The Finance Committee Meeting scheduled on March 21, 2019, will now be meeting at 2 p.m. at NVTA's offices. 

NVTA In the News

NVTA, in partnership with ITSVA, hosted the 4th Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable. WAMU 88.5 wrote about one of the topics of conversation during the event - More than 2,000 traffic lights in Northern Virginia and D.C. are now able to “talk” to the latest models of Audi vehicles. Read more 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.

NVTA In the News

The Fairfax County Times covered NVTA's economic impact study and provides a nice summary of the research findings. Read here.

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).

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.


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 21, 2019
2:00 pm
Finance Committee Meeting
NVTA Offices, Fairfax Virginia
March 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Highway Design Public Hearing
April 2, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Route 7 Widening Public Information Meeting

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