The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority was created by the General Assembly on July 1, 2002, to offer a common voice for Northern Virginia on transportation issues confronting the region.

The Authority is made up of nine jurisdictions.

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Transportation is getting smarter in #AlexandriaVA! We look forward to sharing an announcement next week as part of @Ale...
03/02/2021

Transportation is getting smarter in #AlexandriaVA! We look forward to sharing an announcement next week as part of
@AlexandriaVA.gov's Smart Mobility Week.
#transportation #innovation
DASHBus

The City's Smart Mobility plans involve researching new and emerging technologies as well as predicting where technology will be in the future ​via short, mid and long-range planning.

The program combines all the transportation technology projects such as Transit Signal Priority and Traffic Adaptive Signal Control under one umbrella to ensure compatibility between projects and improve project delivery.​ Visit alexandriava.gov/SmartMobility to watch a quick video, learn about additional projects and how the city is preparing for the future.

Good morning! ☀️ In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we wanted to make you aware of Virginia Railway Express's "Women of VR...
03/02/2021

Good morning! ☀️ In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we wanted to make you aware of Virginia Railway Express's "Women of VRE" series. Keep an eye on all the railblazers throughout March! 🚉

A transportation trailblazer, Cooper oversaw public transit for the Virginia Department of Transportation (1982-92) and was an original member of the VRE Operations Board. While at VDOT, she worked on VRE station parking lot designs and construction, and helped secure $3.2 million for capital projects and administrative costs needed to launch VRE service. Locomotive V56 was named for Cooper in 2015. Learn more at https://www.vre.org/about/ride/2018-february-ride-magazine/#page=9

Tune in to the Planning and Programming Committee Meeting tonight at 5 p.m. A Transportation Technology Strategic Plan o...
03/01/2021
Planning and Programming Committee Meetings | NVTA

Tune in to the Planning and Programming Committee Meeting tonight at 5 p.m. A Transportation Technology Strategic Plan overview and TransAction update will be discussed.
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https://thenovaauthority.org/meetings-events/project-implementation-working-group/

Planning and Programming Committee Meetings Next Meeting March 1, 2021 at 5 p.m. NOTE: Due to limited room capacity, and keeping safety top of mind, jurisdictional staff and the public are discouraged from attempting to attend physically. This meeting will be held electronically. Jurisdictional staf...

02/25/2021
6th Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable

Remember when meeting in person was a thing? Even though we're hosting our Annual Northern Virginia Transportation Roundtable virtually for the first time, the event still promises lively discussions on innovation in transportation and an interactive experience. Check out the program agenda and details on how to tune in! http://ow.ly/m4v450DK72Z #TRANSPOTECH21

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, issued a joint statement today on the progress of ...
02/25/2021

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, issued a joint statement today on the progress of the American Legion Bridge, a project NVTA supports, recognizing that collaboration across the region is essential to make this project a reality. http://ow.ly/SlrX50DJRLD #dctraffic #regionalcollaboration #Virginia #Maryland

A #Transportation #Technology Committee Meeting Recap; a first of its kind #autonomous shuttle offering unveiled in #Was...
02/24/2021

A #Transportation #Technology Committee Meeting Recap; a first of its kind #autonomous shuttle offering unveiled in #WashingtonDC; and emerging transportation tech trends to watch...all this and more in the latest edition of Driven by InNoVation! http://ow.ly/CePY50DIUX3

The results are in - District Department of Transportation shares findings from its recent #transportation survey as par...
02/24/2021
Three takeaways from DC’s transportation planning survey results

The results are in - District Department of Transportation shares findings from its recent #transportation survey as part of the #WashingtonDC long-range plan update. Active transportation a must for residents.
http://ow.ly/MAP850DDzR0
Greater Greater Washington

DC residents want more investment in active modes of transportation, rather than prioritizing cars, according to the results of a DC Department of Transportation survey.

We can hardly contain our excitement for the big announcement coming soon! Stay tuned!🙌 A big virtual high-five to our f...
02/23/2021

We can hardly contain our excitement for the big announcement coming soon! Stay tuned!

🙌 A big virtual high-five to our friends at DASHBus and AlexandriaVA.gov, and the countless others behind the scenes, who help keep our region moving.

#teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Transit in #ALX is getting smarter! Stay tuned for some exciting news about Intelligent Transit Systems (ITS) projects in #AlexandriaVA. Special thanks to our friends
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Chair the Hon. Phyllis Randall and
AlexandriaVA.gov Mayor Justin Wilson.

Did you hear? Our 6th Annual #NorthernVA #Transportation Roundtable, focused on the future of transportation, will be he...
02/22/2021

Did you hear? Our 6th Annual #NorthernVA #Transportation Roundtable, focused on the future of transportation, will be held virtually for the first time on March 10th. The event is full once again...but don't worry, we have you covered! Tune in to our live-stream for an interactive and informative experience. 💻 Get the latest updates and details: http://ow.ly/gJQf50DGG1K #multimodal #TRANSPOTECH21

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02/19/2021
Virginia Railway Express

Brought to you by our friends at Virginia Railway Express ...

Wondering what a safe and healthy commute looks like? Take our 3-D train tour and see for yourself the precautions we’ve put in place, including an abundance of hand sanitizer and socially distanced decals on our platforms and rail cars. Go to www.vre.org/tour/Enhanced%20tour

In case you missed our very own Monica Backmon on Fox 5 DC bright and early this AM, we have you covered! We thank Fox 5...
02/19/2021
Solving Northern Virginia's transportation issues

In case you missed our very own Monica Backmon on Fox 5 DC bright and early this AM, we have you covered! We thank Fox 5 for giving her the opportunity to discuss infrastructure investments, impacts on the economy and Senator Mark Warner's Roundtable this afternoon.

http://fox5dc.com/video/902709
#transportation #investments #regionalcollaboration #transportationsolutions

Solving Northern Virginia's transportation issues continue to be a top priority. Northern Virginia Transportation Authority executive director Monica Backmon joined us with more.

Supervisor Dan Storck
02/19/2021
Supervisor Dan Storck

Supervisor Dan Storck

Closing March 1! Take the BRT surveys today! BRT Branding & Station Design Meetings and Surveys

To gather additional community input on a different topic, we have re-opened our station design survey, and will keep it open through February 19. On this survey, we are seeking community input on two station design concepts for the BRT system. These concepts were originally presented to the community at two meetings in November 2020.

The surveys are brief. We show images for each of two station design concepts and then ask questions about the concepts. We also seek input on community “charm,” or features that respondents would like to see reflected in the final station design.

Take the Branding Survey (English); (Español)
Take the Station Design Survey (English); (Español)
Watch the Meeting Recording (English); (Español)
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt

At 1:30 p.m. today, NVTA Executive Director, Monica Backmon, is joining Senator Mark Warner's roundtable discussions on ...
02/19/2021
Sen. Warner's Roundtable on COVID-19 Impacts on Regional Transportation

At 1:30 p.m. today, NVTA Executive Director, Monica Backmon, is joining Senator Mark Warner's roundtable discussions on #COVID19 impacts on regional #transportation. Watch live: http://ow.ly/9rTe50DEHxH


#FunFactFriday When Senator Warner was #Virginia Governor, he signed the bill that created the Authority!

U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who led negotiations during the recent COVID-19 stimulus package that provided $14B in emergency relief for public transit agencies to continue operations during the pandemic, is hosting a socially distanced roundtable discussion on COVID-19 impacts on regional transporta...

Learn about the future of ART Bus tonight! And be a part of the conversation. NVTA is funding more than $39M on this imp...
02/16/2021

Learn about the future of ART Bus tonight! And be a part of the conversation. NVTA is funding more than $39M on this important regional #transportation project located in Arlington County Virginia – Government. 🚎 #northernva #transit

Tonight (2/16) join us at 7 pm for a virtual meeting about the ART Operations and Maintenance Facility project. This is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and help refine the building design. ow.ly/UaRO50Dw29h

Thanks to Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for featuring our fearless leader, Monica Backmon, as pa...
02/16/2021

Thanks to Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for featuring our fearless leader, Monica Backmon, as part of their #BlackHistoryMonth initiative!

Monica Backmon is the Executive Director at The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Monica’s leadership style is a balance of mentoring and empowerment with ownership and accountability. Monica Backmon is consistently willing to go the extra mile and always makes herself available to walk people through often complex material and processes. No matter how big or how small a jurisdiction or agency, Monica Backmon always treats everyone equally and with the upmost respect #blackhistorymonth

Happy #PresidentsDay from NVTA! Our offices will be closed today in observance of the holiday.
02/15/2021

Happy #PresidentsDay from NVTA! Our offices will be closed today in observance of the holiday.

02/14/2021

Remember, Virginia is for Lovers. Happy #valentinesday2021 from the NVTA! ❤️

Authority Meeting highlights are now available! Get a legislative update, see the NVTA Five-Year Strategic Plan Progress...
02/12/2021

Authority Meeting highlights are now available! Get a legislative update, see the NVTA Five-Year Strategic Plan Progress Report, and watch a Route 9 Traffic Calming (ReThink9) project-in-review produced by the Town of Hillsboro in Loudoun County Government #Virginia ... Did you hear #HillsboroVA proclaimed June 18th NVTA Day?! http://ow.ly/scJg50Dz8wH

Join us for tonight's monthly Authority Meeting, with our friends from the Town of Hillsboro in Loudoun County Governmen...
02/11/2021

Join us for tonight's monthly Authority Meeting, with our friends from the Town of Hillsboro in Loudoun County Government presenting on the ReThink9 project-in-review. The Authority will also be discussing NVTA's Five-Year Strategic Plan Update. Tune in live on YouTube! https://thenovaauthority.org/meetings-events/authority-meetings-2-2/ #NoVA #regionalcollaboration

A new #Tysons pedestrian trail in Fairfax County Government connects the McLean Metro Forward (WMATA) station with its s...
02/10/2021
See the new Tysons pedestrian trail connecting the McLean Metro with surrounding neighborhoods

A new #Tysons pedestrian trail in Fairfax County Government connects the McLean Metro Forward (WMATA) station with its surrounding neighborhoods. According to Greater Greater Washington the trail is one small part of the Tysons Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a network of walkable routes including trails and prioritizing access to Tysons’ four Metro stations.
http://ow.ly/nVzB50DuuOm

The Scott’s Run Trail is one step along the path to making Tysons more walkable.

Talking to teens could save lives! A new report from Governors Highway Safety Association shows that teens are far more ...
02/09/2021
New report urges parent-teen cooperation to reduce speed-related road crashes | WTOP

Talking to teens could save lives! A new report from Governors Highway Safety Association shows that teens are far more likely to be involved in speed related collisions. Speed-related crashes among all drivers have spiked due to less road congestion as a result of #COVID19 shutdowns. WTOP News reports:
http://ow.ly/TI5k50Duvdd

A new report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association and the Ford Motor Company Fund shows that teenagers are more likely to die in speed-related car crashes than the rest of the population.

#northernvirginia #MultiModal Solutions 🚦🚘🚶🚴‍♀️
02/08/2021
Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye

#northernvirginia #MultiModal Solutions 🚦🚘🚶🚴‍♀️

With $35M of funding through The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's six-year program, the Summit School Road project will increase connectivity and improve safety, with widened lanes, intersection improvements and the addition of shared-use paths and sidewalks for pedestrians and cyclists.

It will also provide the necessary infrastructure to support expanded economic opportunity as development of the Landing at Prince William, future home of a new Kaiser Permanente Thrive campus, progresses. The new four-lane road will connect Summit School Road with Telegraph Road near the Horner Road Park & Ride. The existing section of Telegraph Road will be widened between Caton Hill Road and Prince William Parkway.

At the start of #BlackHistoryMonth, we'd like to honor two women leading regional #transportation efforts at the Norther...
02/05/2021

At the start of #BlackHistoryMonth, we'd like to honor two women leading regional #transportation efforts at the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Despite all the challenges COVID-19 has presented over the past year, Authority Chair, Phyllis J. Randall, and NVTA Executive Director, Monica Backmon - both the first African Americans in their respective roles - have stood strong and weathered the storm.

In fact, despite a projected $240M revenue reduction due to COVID-19 for FY2020-23, the Authority was able to:
✔️Preserve all prior project funding programs and commitments
✔️Adopt the FY2020-2025 Six Year Program, the Authority's fifth funding program and most competitive to date

Chair Randall and Ms. Backmon will continue keeping the region moving forward in the coming year, with a focus on the update to Northern Virginia's long-range transportation plan, TransAction. We look forward to their continued leadership and accomplishments to come! #northernvirginia #regionalcollaboration

Did you know today is #TransitEquityDay? The Authority recently approved a revised vision statement for #NoVA's long-ran...
02/04/2021

Did you know today is #TransitEquityDay? The Authority recently approved a revised vision statement for #NoVA's long-range #transportation plan, TransAction. The revised statement focuses on mobility, accessibility, and resilience.

You say "Helix". I say "Soft-Serve Frozen Yogurt." 🍦⬇New Amazon #HQ2 design plans unveiled for #NationalLanding. The HQs...
02/02/2021
Amazon Unveils Plans for Futuristic, Nature-Inspired Phase 2 of HQ2

You say "Helix". I say "Soft-Serve Frozen Yogurt." 🍦

New Amazon #HQ2 design plans unveiled for #NationalLanding. The HQs will feature a futuristic, nature inspired building, 1/4 mile new protected bike lanes, and a new bus platform on 12th Street S. Arlington County Virginia – Government. http://ow.ly/3ffU50DpyiO
#bikedc #cyclinglife #transit

Amazon has unveiled plans for the PenPlace site in the second phase of its $2.5 billion HQ2 in Pentagon City, including a lush office building shaped like a double helix. The company will build 2.8 million square feet of office space across three 22-story buildings, an amenity building with a com

02/02/2021
It's Groundhog Day...again

If peeking out your window wasn't telling enough, Punxy Phil predicts we're in for six more weeks of winter. Whatever our future forecasts bring, one thing we know for sure, the Authority continues to stay busy in the new year. Check out what we've been up to! http://ow.ly/WoDK50DoXuV

Despite #COVID19, the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station in Alexandria, Virginia continues to move forward. In fact, over th...
01/29/2021

Despite #COVID19, the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station in Alexandria, Virginia continues to move forward. In fact, over the upcoming Presidents Day Weekend, #construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Metro Forward (WMATA) tracks will begin. From the comfort of your home, you can take an inside look at the latest construction updates, brought to you by the Potomac Yard Metro Implementation Work Group. No hard hat required! https://tinyurl.com/y58c4xep

The Authority allocated nearly $70 million in regional funding towards the implementation of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project. In total, NVTA is funding 13 projects in the National Landing area, totaling more than $227 million. #multimodalsolutions #regionalcollaboration #railwaynews #northernvirginia AlexandriaVA.gov

Have an eye for design? You don't want to miss the upcoming Fairfax County Government public information meetings on the...
01/27/2021
Supervisor Dan Storck

Have an eye for design? You don't want to miss the upcoming Fairfax County Government public information meetings on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit branding and station design!
(NVTA has invested $250M on this #multimodal #transportation project) #brt #multimodal 🚎 🚲🚘🚦🚶‍♂️

FCDOT will hold virtual community input meetings to discuss BRT branding options on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. (English) and Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. (Spanish). The public is invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the various aspects of the project. To learn more about the Richmond Highway BRT and to register for the online meetings, go to the project website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt or register by clicking on the links below.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 7:00 PM (English)
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 7:00 PM (Español)
More info and to register to participate: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt

We hope you can join us for a meeting and review the materials online following the meeting! If you would like to view recordings of past meetings and meeting materials, visit the project webpage.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt

Stay connected with friends and family without being disconnected. Metro's 100-mile tunnel network now offers improved w...
01/27/2021

Stay connected with friends and family without being disconnected. Metro's 100-mile tunnel network now offers improved wireless service. #wmata
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Transit riders and visitors to the nation’s capital now enjoy one of the most connected wireless experiences of any rail system in the U.S. with coverage available in all tunnels – as Metro, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon announce wireless service in rail tunnels systemwide.

With Metro's 100-mile tunnel network now connected, customers can communicate or stream content throughout their journey from the street to the station and in the train. The latest coverage additions will add to safety and security by improving mobile communication for customers, Metro employees and first responders in the event of an emergency.

“Bringing this project to the finish line gives riders added security and all the conveniences of wireless connectivity. Customers can text, talk, and explore the internet and apps, including Metro’s mobile payment options to load value and manage their SmarTrip account while traveling on Metro.” - GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld

www.wmata.com/about/news/Metro-announces-wireless-service-in-rail-tunnels-systemwide.cfm

#wmata

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3040 Williams Dr, Ste 200
Fairfax, VA
22031

Via Vienna Metro and CUE bus.

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