- On November 10, the Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors will consider a grant to purchase electric buses and facility infrastructure.
- The Transportation Commission will consider the FY 2027 CMAQ/RSTP projects at their November meeting - City Council will consider these projects in December.
- On September 28, City Council approved the submission of up to $10m to NVTA 70% funds for the West End Transitway Phase II Design (South Van Dorn Street from Metro Road to McConnell Avenue) and for a new bridge on the Holmes Run Trail at Morgan Street to replace the fair-weather crossing.
- On September 14, City Council approved the submission of up to $8m for transit operations through the TRIP program. They also approve the Revenue Sharing application to the state for street resurfacing and bridge maintenance funding.
In June 2021, the City was awarded $20M for FY 2026 SmartScale grant projects.
Funding for the City’s Transportation initiatives comes from various state, federal, and local sources. The City’s annual budget provides details on the projects and programs that receive this funding. There are numerous grant opportunities each year that fund ongoing programs and one-time Capital projects.
The Transportation Long Range Plan is a list of unfunded projects from approved plans that staff uses as a resource to identify potential grant opportunities. The Transportation Commission updates the list of projects, reconsiders the evaluation criteria, and reprioritizes the projects every two years.
Capital projects are selected from approved planning documents with consideration of the eligibility criteria for each particular grant, as well as the City's Strategic Plan, Transportation Master Plan, and Transportation Long Range Plan priorities. The City also applies for grants to assist with day to day operations and state of good repair. The City develops and submits applications for these grants that are typically endorsed by the Transportation and approved by City Council.
Major Project Funding
- SmartScale is a Virginia state program that uses a detailed prioritization process to select transportation projects to be funded to meet the most critical transportation needs in Virginia.
- NVTA 70% is a competitive program that funds regionally significant projects that advance regional goals.
- Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) is an annual process that funds projects and programs that reduce congestion and improve air quality.
- Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DPRT)
- Commuter Choice I-395 is a program administered through Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) that invests a portion of revenues from the tolling on I-395 into transit and other multimodal transportation enhancements along the I-395 corridor that benefit toll road users.
- Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a federal program that funds improvements to non-motorized travel.
- Alexandria Mobility Plan
- Small Area Plans
- Alexandria Transportation Commission
- Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan
- 2020 Transportation Long Range Plan (unfunded)
- TransAction - Northern Virginia Transportation Authority's (NVTA) long-range multimodal transportation plan
- VTRANs – Virginia’s Transportation Plan
- VDOT Interactive Map of project applications and scoring