The Authority was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 2002. In subsequent years, the General Assembly has passed additional legislation that governs the usage of the Authority’s revenues and project funding requirements.
Additionally, the Authority develops an annual federal and state legislative program. The annual legislative program is distributed to the Virginia General Assembly to increase awareness and to work cooperatively with the Northern Virginia delegation on legislative issues that are significant to the Authority and the region.
The Authority also provides testimony to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on the development of its Six Year Improvement Program and periodically corresponds with the State regarding legislative issues.