The Authority is responsible for developing and updating the long range regional transportation plan for Northern Virginia, currently TransAction. The Authority uses this long range transportation plan to evaluate and prioritize regional transportation projects in Northern Virginia.
The NVTA’s policies and priorities are guided by two overarching goals:
- reduce congestion, and
- move the greatest number of people in the most cost-effective manner.
These two goals are combined with performance-based criteria such as the ability to improve travel times, reduce delays, connect regional activity centers, and improve safety and air quality. The Authority works toward regional consensus when setting regional transportation policies and priorities for transportation projects.
The Authority typically updates the long range transportation plan every five years.
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