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.

Hoyer Secures Funding to Dredge Herring Bay and Rockhold Creek

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) announced $2.15 million in funding from the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Herring Bay and Rockhold Creek in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This funding was provided in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, brought to the House Floor by Congressman Hoyer in his role as Majority Leader, and through additional Congressional appropriations. Silting at the entrance to the federal channel created a dangerous situation for boaters looking to navigate the channel. More information about the project can be found here.

Hoyer Statement on Bowie Water Pipes

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today following recent reports of Bowie residents struggling with the city’s deeply tuberculated water pipes: 

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $31.5 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Airports Across the State

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) today announced $31,662,850 in the first round of federal funding to airports across the state from the bipartisan infrastructure law.

Team Maryland Announces American Rescue Plan Funding for Regional Airports Across Maryland for COVID-19 Safety, Cleaning, and Operations

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen John Sarbanes (MD-03), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) today announced federal funding to support critical infrastructure improvements to some of Maryland’s regional airports, including operations, runway repair, and cleaning and sanitization efforts to stop the spread of pathogens.

Hoyer: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Will Have a Transformative Impact on So Many Marylanders

oday, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following video to highlight the benefits that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring to businesses and families across the State of Maryland. The law, which was signed by President Biden on November 15, provides once-in-a-generation investments in Maryland’s physical infrastructure, including funding to repair roads, bridges, and highways in poor condition as well as to expand broadband access and build a more climate-resilient Maryland for all.

Maryland Delegation Members Announce Delivery of Over $140 Million in Federal Infrastructure Modernization Bill Funds to Maryland

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), Kweisi Mfume (MD-07), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and David Trone (MD-06) announced that Maryland has received $144,181,000 for Fiscal Year 2022 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act they voted to enact to modernize the state’s water infrastructure and deliver safe, clean water to communities.

Hoyer Meets with Greater Washington Partnership to Discuss Regional Benefits from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met virtually with the CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership, JB Holston, and members of the Greater Washington Partnership, to discuss the historic regional benefits of the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, for families across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He released the following statement regarding the meeting: