Evaluating Transportation Projects

Evaluating Regionally Significant Transportation Projects

As part of SB 1785 (2019), reporting responsibility as required by HB 599 (2012), transferred from VDOT to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority on July 1, 2019. HB 599 requires significant transportation projects in Northern Virginia to be evaluated and rated before NVTA adopts its funding programs. Each project’s evaluation and rating is based on the project’s expected impact on reducing congestion, and to the extent possible, the project’s expected improvement in regional mobility during a homeland security emergency. Projects evaluated include highway, mass transit and technology projects.

While the project ratings are used during NVTA’s funding cycles, they are based on analysis conducted for TransAction, the region’s long-range multimodal transportation plan, which is developed and maintained by NVTA. The current version of TransAction was adopted in October 2017, and the plan is updated on a five-year cycle. The Call for Regional Transportation Projects for NVTA’s next funding program (using FY2024 and FY2025 revenues) was posted on July 1, 2019. Prior to adoption of this funding program in June 2020, updates will be posted on this website at least every six months. 

January 2, 2020 Update
41 applications are currently under evaluation as part of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s FY2020-2025 Six Year Program, which is expected to be adopted by the Authority in June 2020.  Information on these applications is summarized on the Authority’s website. Project evaluations, which comprise a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors, will be released by the Authority for a public comment period that is expected to commence in mid-March 2020 thru the end of April 2020.  During the public comment period, the Authority will host an Open House and Public Hearing.  This website will be updated when the project evaluations are released in early March 2020.

Visit VDOT’s website for previous postings on this matter.

Prior to July 1, 2019: Evaluating Significant Transportation Projects