making better ways

The NVT Alliance is the acknowledged leader in advancing a visionary, regional, multi-modal transportation network to create a better quality of life and greater economic prosperity for all.

Missing Links

Critical Corridor Upgrades


About the Alliance

The Alliance is a business-citizen coalition focused on championing highway and transit projects of greatest regional significance.

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David Birtwistle • CEO

David Birtwistle is CEO of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance where he is responsible for overall operations with specific focus on strategic planning and capital development. He had previously served on the NVTA Board of Directors.

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Nancy H. Smith • Policy Director

Nancy Hiteshue Smith is Policy Director for the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. This role includes responsibility for the Alliance’s public policy outreach, research, communication and advocacy efforts, utilizing her proven track record of successfully on advancing key transportation issues and integrating public policy and grassroots efforts into all aspects of an organization.

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Mark Looney • Chair

Mark Looney is a partner in the Real Estate practice group of Cooley LLP. He joined the Firm in 2000. Mr. Looney's practice includes representing major developers and national, regional and local companies in all areas of land use, including office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, residential, healthcare, hotel and large planned community projects.

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Bob Chase • President Emeritus

Bob Chase is president emeritus of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, a 1,000 member business-citizen coalition formed in 1987 to promote greater citizen awareness of and involvement in regional transportation issues.

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