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FY2020-2025 Six Year Program Public Comment Submission

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The Public Hearing on the Six Year Program Update can be viewed, here.

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) sought public input on its list of 41 candidate transportation projects submitted by 13 jurisdictions and agencies for NVTA regional funding consideration, as part of its FY2020-2025 Six Year Program. The projects evaluated cover multiple modes of transportation, including roadways, transit and pedestrian/bicycle pathways.

The public was invited to learn more about and comment on NVTA’s candidate projects during the public comment period, which occurred March 13, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. May 24, 2020. The project list, individual project description forms, maps, detailed analyses, full public comments, and a public comment summary report are available at: https://thenovaauthority.org/fy2024-2025-six-year-program-update/.

Public input is an important part of the Six Year Program process. We thank everyone who took the time to submit public comments. NVTA staff compiled the comments received during the official Public Comment Period (March 13, 2020 – May 24, 2020), incorporated the public comments into the project evaluation summary, and presented all feedback and recommendations to the NVTA committees (Planning Coordination Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, and Planning and Programming Committee).

The Authority is anticipated to adopt the Six Year Program Update at the Authority Meeting on July 9, 2020.

We held a Six Year Program Public Hearing on May 14, 2020 at NVTA’s offices: 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031. However, due to COVID-19 precautions and compliance with Governor Northam’s Stay at Home Order outlined in Executive Order Fifty-Five, the public was strongly encouraged to stay home and provide comments on the candidate project list in one of the following ways:

  • Email: SYPcomment@TheNoVAAuthority.org
  • Online: Via submission form
  • Mail: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031

**Please note: Public comments are no longer being accepted and the aforementioned email address and comment form are no longer in use. If you have any questions, please contact us at TheAuthority@thenovaauthority.org

Northern Virginia residents were also given the opportunity to pre-register to provide public testimony over the phone during the Public Hearing, and could still provide testimony in-person, with safe social distancing protocols put in place.

While the Public Hearing commenced at NVTA’s offices (3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22031) on Thursday, May 14, 2020, directly following a brief presentation on the Six Year Program Process, the Hearing could be viewed remotely for the first time via Facebook Live on the Authority’s page (@TheNVTA). A video archive of the Public Hearing can be viewed, here.

We took an abundance of caution and cancelled this year’s Open House, keeping your safety top of mind. Instead, all materials that were to be on display at the previously scheduled Open House, along with Frequently Asked Questions, are accessible at www.thenovaauthority.org/fy2024-2025-six-year-program-update/, under the Public Engagement phase.

Please keep an eye on our FY2020-2025 SYP webpage for updates, including the public comment summary and final project funding recommendations, and consider signing up for our NVTA Update newsletter for the latest news.

Please reach us at TheAuthority@thenovaauthority.org with any questions.