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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Loudoun to Hold Town Hall on Draft TransAction Regional Transportation Plan

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As the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) seeks public comment on its draft TransAction plan, Loudoun County will hold a town hall to provide the community with information about the plan and associated project list. The town hall is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The town hall will consist of an open house from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the government center followed by a public information meeting from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. 

Loudoun County is a member of NVTA, which is overseeing TransAction, a long range transportation development plan aimed at improving the regional transportation network in Northern Virginia. The plan identifies 18 regional corridors which encompass more than 350 projects as potential candidates for future transportation investments. The list includes 95 projects that would impact Loudoun.  There are 80 road projects and 15 transit-related projects. Many projects include multiple features, such as bike and pedestrian, traffic demand management or intelligent transportation systems, which uses technology to improve how transportation systems operate. In June 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved a list of projects to be submitted to the NVTA for inclusion in the TransAction plan.  
TransAction is expected to be adopted by NVTA later this year and will be used to develop NVTA’s inaugural six-year program covering the Fiscal Year 2018-2023 period. The TransAction update is the mechanism through which approximately $1.5 billion will be allocated to regional transportation improvements from FY 2018-2023. Under the transportation funding bill adopted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2013, projects must be in the NVTA’s long range transportation plan in order 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, 2017, by email, by phone, online and in person at its open house and public hearing. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and the public hearing begins at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200, in Fairfax. More information about TransAction and how to submit comments directly to NVTA, may be found at NVTATransAction.org.

More information about the Loudoun County projects that are proposed for inclusion in TransAction may be found at www.loudoun.gov/NVTA

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