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.
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!
FY2020-2025 Six Year Program NVTA Staff Recommendations Now Available!
For the FY2020-2025 Six Year Program, NVTA staff recommend fully funding 15 of the 41 candidate transportation projects. This recommended funding provides sufficient funds for these projects to advance to construction and be completed without any additional funds. NVTA staff also recommend partially funding an additional four candidate projects. This recommended partial funding enables these projects to advance to early phases of project development, but not necessarily to completion. View NVTA staff recommendations and a staff recommendation project location map, as well as full public comments/public comment summary, by visiting our FY2020-2025 SYP webpage.
Latest Video as Part of the Six Year Program Update Video Series
Check out the Six Year Program Update Public Comment Period Recap and next steps in the update process. You can visit the FY2020-2025 Six Year Program webpage for all the latest updates!
Authority Meeting and Finance Committee Upcoming Live-Streams
Due to limited room capacity, and keeping safety top of mind, jurisdictional staff and the public are discouraged from attempting to attend these upcoming meetings physically. Both the Authority Business Meeting and the Finance Committee Meeting, will be held electronically. Jurisdictional staff and the public can view the meetings live on NVTA’s YouTube Channel.
-- Authority Meeting: June 11, 7:00 p.m.
-- Finance Committee Meeting: June 18, 1:00 p.m.
Six Year Program Public Comment Review, Next Steps, and Scheduled Live-Streams
Public comment review is underway. A summary of the comments, full comment submissions, and staff recommendations, will be released by June 9 and presented to the Technical Advisory (TAC); Planning Coordination Advisory (PCAC); and Planning and Programming (PPC) Committees, all of which will be live-streamed. Check out the following broadcasts and discussions on the recommendations throughout the month of June!
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")
Did you Hear?
On Thursday, May 14, 2020, both the Six Year Program Update Public Hearing and regularly scheduled Authority Business Meeting, were broadcast on Facebook Live for the first time. Videos for both the Public Hearing and Authority Meeting can be found on the FY2020-2025 Six Year Program Page under Public Engagement, and on the Authority Meeting web page. Public comment is still being accepted through 11:59 p.m. on May 24, 2020.
Finance Committee Facebook Live Virtual Meeting Available
In order to take COVID-19 precautions, for the first time, our Finance Committee Meeting was held electronically via Facebook Live, on May 8, 2020. The archived video of the meeting can be found here.
**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.
Highlights from the NoVA Transportation Roundtable, March 11, 2020
Highlights are available from the Fifth Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable, hosted by NVTA and in partnership with ITS Virginia. The theme of this year's sold-out event was, "A 2020 Vision & A Look Beyond." Our 11 featured speakers took the theme to heart when sharing their expert insights, through a series of three plenary sessions. Additional details, live-polling results and video highlights can be found here.
Did You Know?
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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
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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July 31, 2020 - September 10, 2020
|Summit School Road Extension-Telegraph Road Improvement Project Virtual Presentation for Public Information and Comments|
August 5, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|NoVA Chamber of Commerce's Annual State of Transportation|
August 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Virginia Transit Association (VTA) Webinar Panel: “Nimble Transit Network Planning”|
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