Alliance Comments on Authority’s Six Year Program Update

Posted on June 12, 2020 in: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Alliance Urges Authority’s Six Year Program Update
Focus Funding on Projects of Greatest Regional Significance

The Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance joined 20 Northern Virginia business and civic organizations in commenting on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Six Year Program Update.

In its statement the Alliance and its Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition partners urged the Authority to focus on funding the projects of the greatest regional significance. Specifically, projects that:

  1. Increase regional North-South connectivityFairfax County Parkway ($37.4 million); Route 28 Bypass ($50 million); Evergreen Mills Road ($18 million), Belmont Ridge Road ($11.9 million), and Braddock Road ($30 million) widening; and Crosstrail Blvd. Extension ($36.7 million)
  2. Expand Capacity of Heavily Used Corridors Route 1 widenings in Fairfax County ($183.7 million) and the Town of Dumfries ($78 million)

The Coalition also recommended advancing projects that are ready to move forward in 2024 and 2025 rather than funding costs anticipated in 2026 and 2027.

The Six-Year Program Update will allocate an additional $522 million in fiscal years 2024 and 2025 for Northern Virginia regional transportation improvements. Northern Virginia localities and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation submitted 41 project requests totaling $1.4 billion to the Authority.