As the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority seeks public comment on its draft TransAction plan, Loudoun County will hold a town hall to provide the community with information about the regional transportation wish list.
Loudoun County is a member of the Authority, which is overseeing TransAction, a long-range plan aimed at improving the regional transportation network in Northern Virginia. The plan encompasses more than 350 projects as potential candidates for future spending.
The list includes 95 projects that would impact Loudoun, including 80 road projects and 15 transit-related projects. Many projects include multiple features, such as bike and pedestrian trails, traffic demand management or intelligent transportation systems, which uses technology to improve how transportation systems operate.
The authority is expected to adopt TransAction later this year. The plan will be used to develop the NVTA’s first six-year program, covering fiscal years 2018-2023. It is projected to include approximately $1.5 billion in funding. Under the transportation funding bill adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2013, projects must be in the TransAction to qualify for regional revenue funding.
While NVTA member jurisdictions such as Loudoun are holding public information meetings about the plan, the NVTA is accepting public comment through July 23 by email, by phone, online and in person at its open house and public hearings. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and the public hearing begins at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, at 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, in Fairfax.
More information about TransAction and how to submit comments directly to NVTA, can be found at NVTATransAction.org.
In June 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved a list of projects to be submitted to the NVTA for inclusion in the plan. More information about the Loudoun County projects proposed for inclusion in TransAction can be found at www.loudoun.gov/NVTA.
The town hall is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E. in Leesburg. The town hall start with an open house from 5 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the government center, followed by a public information meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. in the boardroom.