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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?

Economic Impact Study Unveiled

During the April 8, 2021 Authority Meeting, a new 2021 Economic Impact Study: NVTA Capital Investment was unveiled. The Study analyzes the economic impacts of $3.3 Billion in regional and local funding through the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Learn more!

Video: Project-in-Review: Route 9 Traffic Calming

Our friends in the Town of Hillsboro, located in Loudoun County, produced a beautiful tribute to the partnership between NVTA, Loudoun County, and the Town of Hillsboro, which have seen the Route 9 Traffic Calming project vision through to reality. Check out the video to get the latest update.

Town of Hillsboro Mayor Proclaims June 18th NVTA Day!

During the February 11, 2021 Authority Meeting, Hillsboro Mayor, Roger Vance, proclaimed June 18th NVTA Day in the Town, to show the Authority gratitude for helping make the Rt. 9 Traffic Calming project a reality! A Route 9 grand opening event will be hosted on NVTA Day this summer. Thank you, Town of Hillsboro...We're honored and can't wait to celebrate with you! 

Missed the Annual Northern Virginia Joint Transportation Meeting?

No problem! We have you covered. The public was 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. Check out the presentation slides and archived video highlighting transportation projects and initiatives happening across the region.



6th Annual NoVA Transportation Roundtable Went Virtual

The popular Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable filled up quickly once again; however, due to high demand, a live-stream was offered on NVTA’s YouTube Channel. The recording of the March 10, 2021 event, highlights/key takeaways, live-polling results and presentation slides, are now available. Learn more.

Public Comment: Authority's Annual Organizational Meeting (Jan. 14)
Recording Available

The public was invited to provide the Authority feedback on what regional transportation focus areas they’d like to see in 2021 and how to best tackle traffic congestion in the region, through a multimodal approach. Find a recap of the meeting here, along with video of the comment, here. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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. 


Did You Know?

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**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

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

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.

Events & Meetings

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