“Northern Virginia will plan for, and invest in, a safe, equitable, sustainable, and integrated multimodal transportation system that enhances quality of life, strengthens the economy, and builds resilience.”
To achieve that vision for transportation, while improving quality of life for all Northern Virginia residents, NVTA is focused on improving mobility, accessibility, and resiliency across all transportation modes, including roads, transit, walking, and bicycling.
NVTA’s Core Values
The TransAction goals are aligned with NVTA’s core values of equity, sustainability, and safety to ensure that we achieve the regional vision in a way that is consistent with our values. The goals express what we want to achieve, and the core values indicate how we will achieve the goals.
What’s Next: Evaluating Projects to Help Improve NoVA’s Transportation System
Approved Goals, Objectives and Performance Measures
|Goal||Objective||Performance Measure||Weight||Alignment with
|Mobility: Enhance quality of life of Northern Virginians by improving performance of the multimodal transportation system||A. Reduce congestion and delay||A1. Total Person-Hours of Delay in autos||10|
|A2. Total Person-Hours of Delay on Transit||10|
|B. Improve travel time reliability||B1. Duration of Severe Congestion||10|
|B2. Transit person-miles in dedicated/priority ROW||10|
|Accessibility: Strengthen the region’s economy by increasing access to jobs, employees, markets, and destinations for all communities||C. Improve access to jobs||C1. Access to jobs by car, transit, and bike||10|
|C2. Access to jobs by car, transit, and bike for EEA populations||10|
|D. Reduce dependence on driving alone by improving conditions for people accessing transit and using other modes||D1. Quality of access to transit and the walk/bike network||15|
|Resiliency: Improve the transportation system’s ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions.
||E. Improve safety and security of the multimodal transportation system||E1. Potential for safety and security improvements||10|
|F. Reduce Transportation related emissions||F1. Vehicle Emissions||10|
|G. Maintain operations of the regional transportation system during extreme conditions||G1. Transportation System Redundancy||5|
Note: Transit may include High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV)