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 Statement on WMATA Metro Derailment & Suspension of 7000 Series Cars

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today following the WMATA metro derailment that happened last week which caused the Washington Metro Safety Commission to suspend the use of its 7000 series cars today.

Hoyer Celebrates House Passage of Appropriations Package for Fifth District Families

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) praised the House passage of H.R. 4502, a funding package of seven Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills, including: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior and Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

Hoyer Advocates for More Than $4.7 Million in Funding for Communities in Southern Maryland

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) applauded the inclusion of $4,710,000 for Southern Maryland after the full committee markup of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bills for Fiscal Year 2022.

Maryland Delegation Announces More Than $98 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Airports Across the State

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone today in announcing $98,263,281 in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan for Maryland airports, supporting tens of thousands of local jobs.

Hoyer Remarks at the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

This morning, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) joined Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) at the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to discuss the importance of this infrastructure project for residents of the District and Prince George’s County.