Transportation Planning for Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Virginia law charges NVTA with preparing a regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia, including transportation projects of regional significance. TransAction 2040, which was adopted in 2012, is the most recent long-range plan developed by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA). It contains an ambitious multimodal list of projects, which are prioritized within eight transportation corridors. The plan identified more than $23 billion in unfunded capital needs.

The NVTA revises and amends its long-range plan every five years. The TransAction 2040 Plan represents an update of TransAction 2030, which was endorsed by the NVTA in 2006. TransAction 2040 is designed to extend the planning horizon, allowing for consistency with the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Financially Constrained Long-Range Plan (CLRP). It includes new projects and introduces a revised evaluation and prioritization process, along with a benefit-cost analysis. Like the plan that preceded it, TransAction 2040 is intended to provide a guide for funding future transportation projects in Northern Virginia.

The membership of the NVTA includes the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Visit the NVTA meeting calendar for information opportunities.