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The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) is responsible for recommending the allocation of federal funds from two key programs: The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program and the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP).
These funds play a crucial role in addressing congestion issues, improving accessibility and enhancing air quality throughout Northern Virginia.

Background

In addition to managing and programming HB 2313 revenues, the Authority handles Northern Virginia’s annual programming of CMAQ and RSTP funds, which are part of the overall mix of transportation funding available to Northern Virginia. These funds are available to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with populations greater than 200,000. While NVTA is not a federally designated MPO, it fulfills this function for Northern Virginia. With regional collaboration in mind, the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) works with the Regional Jurisdiction and Agency Coordinating Committee (RJACC) to recommend the programming of more than $90 million annually for CMAQ and RSTP-funded projects.

CMAQ Allocation

The eligible projects as per the most recent federal surface transportation legislation, along with its predecessors include transit, non-recreational bike and pedestrian facilities, alternate fuel projects, diesel retrofits, traffic monitoring/management/control facilities, signals, intersection improvements, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), teleworking, ridesharing, etc. In March 2024, NVTA recommended $24 million in FY2030 funding for projects for CTB approval.

 

2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
$23,278,925 $23,713,070 $20,482,441 $23,711,788 $24,457,736 $24,000,000

RSTP Allocation

RSTP provides flexible funding to Northern Virginia, and similar regions across the country, that may be used for projects to improve and preserve conditions and performance on federal-aid highways, public bridges and tunnels, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and transit capital projects. In March 2024, NVTA recommended $66 million in FY2030 funding for projects for CTB approval.

 

2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
$55,805,936 $56,863,354 $54,566,520 $65,657,893 $67,386,853 $66,000,000