Post written by Grafton deButts, VP of Membership & Government Affairs at the Loudoun Chamber
On Thursday, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) adopted their $539 million FY20-25 Funding Program. This was one of the most competitive funding programs approved by the NVTA with 13 jurisdictions and agencies requesting $1.44 billion this cycle. The Loudoun Chamber joined with Chamber’s from across Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance to advocate for these much needed improvement to our region’s infrastructure.
Loudoun will receive a combined $54.7 million for two projects that will increase the County’s north-south connectivity in the JLMA south of Leesburg (Construction of Crosstrail Blvd from Sycolin Rd to the Greenway) and the Transition Policy Area (Evergreen Mill Rd widening).
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair, Phyllis Randall, also serves as Chair of the Board for the NVTA alongside elected leaders from across the region.
From NVTA’s Press Release:
Reflecting on the Six Year Program Update process, Phyllis J. Randall, Chair of the Authority and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, stated, “The adoption of the Six Year Program Update demonstrates an ongoing commitment to a multimodal approach that addresses Northern Virginians’ mobility needs and challenges, and supports the region’s economic vitality, while providing an economic stimulus to the region’s economy. The regional collaboration and ability to look beyond jurisdictional lines is truly remarkable and a benefit to all Northern Virginians, as well as those traveling through the D.C. metropolitan area.”
To read the NVTA’s full statement, click here.