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. The next update will be posted on or shortly after January 1, 2020.