The flip side, however, is that Northern Virginia experiences the worst traffic congestion in the Commonwealth. It is consistently ranked among the top five most congested regions in the US.
Traffic congestion produces a number of negative effects:
- Longer and unpredictable travel times on roadways and transit
- Higher costs of doing business
- Increased fuel consumption
- Poor air quality
- Overcrowded buses, railcars, and station platforms
- Unreliable transit services
Economic vitality in our region depends on an effective transportation network. So does delivering the quality of life that attracts and retains the highly qualified workforce that fuels the region’s growth.
To improve conditions, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), is developing and updating TransAction, the long-range transportation plan for Northern Virginia. It has been the NVTA’s practice to update TransAction every five years in order to identify and prioritize regionally significant transportation improvements that can help reduce the effects of congestion throughout Northern Virginia. NVTA’s in-depth planning process is expected to take approximately two years to complete. This process identified more than 350 candidate regional projects to improve travel throughout the region, and includes the release of the Draft TransAction Plan in June 2017, followed by a public comment period and Public Hearing.
For Immediate Release October 13, 2017 CONTACT: Sarah Camille Hipp [Mobile] (571) 355-4461 SarahCamille.Hipp@TheNoVaAuthority.org THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ADOPTS THE TRANSACTION PLAN UPDATE Adoption marks the first update since HB 2313 passed in...
Several items were considered by the Authority at the October meeting, including the adoption of the TransAction Plan Update. Authority Meeting Highlights
For Immediate Release June 9, 2017 CONTACT: Sarah Camille Hipp [Mobile] (571) 355-4461 SarahCamille.Hipp@TheNoVaAuthority.org The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) seeks public input on its newly released Draft TransAction Plan and associated Project...
Northern Virginians Strikingly More Upbeat About Region’s Performance in Delivering Transportation Projects
Poll Shows 25-point Gain Since 2015 in View that N. Virginia Doing a Good Job with Infrastructure Fairfax, VA – With momentum behind a host of major transportation projects, Northern Virginians are strikingly more positive about the region’s...
Download Press Release NVTA to Ask Northern Virginians about Transportation Priorities Last spring the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) gained insight from over 1,300 individuals on their transportation issues and what changes they would like to see...
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