The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s massive long-range transportation draft plan is here: with 429 projects spanning all modes, totaling an estimated $75 billion in capital costs.
Funding every single one by 2045? Probably not happening, said Monica Backmon, the authority’s CEO since 2014. But she said the list is needs-based, encompassing road, rail, bus, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure largely across Northern Virginia — but bleeding into D.C. and suburban Maryland, too, especially where Metrorail extensions come into play.
NVTA staff develops the long-range plan, called TransAction, every five years. The 17-member board composed of local and state elected officials as well as Virginia transportation officials will vote on it Dec. 8. Projects are submitted by local jurisdictions, as well as carry over from the current plan, which was finalized in 2017, Backmon said.