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Written by Erica Hawksworth, communications and public affairs manager of Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
During the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) monthly business meeting held on December 13, NVTA members representing nine jurisdictions across the region, as well as elected or appointed members of the Virginia General Assembly and citizens appointed by the Commonwealth’s Governor, unanimously voted to reappoint Marty Nohe, Prince William County Coles District Supervisor, as NVTA Chairman for an unprecedented 11th consecutive year.
Nohe, who has been a dedicated member of the NVTA since 2005, was first elected as Chairman in 2009, and has remained steadfast in tackling Northern Virginia’s transportation issues.
“I’m so pleased that Marty Nohe will once again serve as Chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority,” said Sharon Bulova, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and NVTA member. “Marty’s enthusiastic, knowledgeable and focused leadership has resulted in unprecedented progress on transportation throughout Northern Virginia.”
Through Nohe’s bipartisan leadership and collaborative approach to addressing transportation needs in the region, in 2018 alone, he oversaw the adoption of the Authority’s inaugural Six Year Program with 44 regionally significant projects totaling $1.3 billion, was a part of the Metro funding solution earlier this year, and continued to ensure the Authority’s funds were dedicated to projects alleviating congestion in Northern Virginia, such as the $228 million invested into transportation projects impacting the Amazon HQ2/National landing location.
“I am honored to have been reappointed as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Chairman once again,” Nohe said. “It is a great privilege to lead a group of driven people who have the same passion as I do to get Northern Virginians to work and back to their families faster, whether commuting in a car, train, bus or on a trail. I am looking forward to seeing what the Authority accomplishes in the coming year.”
Nohe’s ability to ensure the NVTA looks beyond individual locality needs and works directly with counties and cities, transportation and transit agencies, the business community and citizens alike to address the region’s traffic woes, has earned the trust of fellow Authority members.
“During Marty Nohe’s time at the helm, we have accomplished so much,” said Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, who serves as an NVTA member. “He has spent the time necessary to put the Authority on the map. His commitment to NVTA is truly substantial.”
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