Transportation and Infrastructure

Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District is one of the fastest growing areas in the State of Maryland.  Congressman Hoyer has worked very closely with state and local officials to ensure that our transportation infrastructure is prepared to meet the needs of Fifth District residents, businesses, and Federal facilities.

Over the years, Congressman Hoyer has helped secure the reconstruction of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the restoration of the Suitland Parkway, federal funding for Metro rail capital improvements, and the Southern Maryland Commuter Bus Initiative. He continues to secure funding for the ongoing construction of the Purple Line, a 16.2 mile light rail line which will connect Prince George’s County and Montgomery County.

In 2017, Congressman Hoyer sponsored legislation to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission to improve the safety and reliability of Metro. He believes that a sustainable and reliable source of funding is the only way to address Metro’s long-term capital needs.

NEWSLETTER: Do You Qualify for a Discount on Your Broadband Bill?

This week, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB). This program will work to address the worsening digital divide in our communities that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Established through bipartisan emergency COVID-19 relief passed by Congress last December, this program will help eligible families in the Fifth District pay their monthly broadband bills.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Members Urge State to Embrace Holistic Approach to Transportation Policy

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone, released the following statement following a virtual joint meeting yesterday with Maryland Secretary of Transportation Gregory Slater. Secretary Slater and other staff provided an update on state-level priorities as defined by Governor Larry Hogan.