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, Maryland Representatives Send Bipartisan Letter Urging FCC to Allow Maryland Access to Broadband Funds Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) along with Congressmen David Trone, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin sent a bipartisan letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) urging him to change a policy that would prohibit states like Maryland that have previously invested in broadband infrastructure from receiving any part of $16 billion in funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).

Hoyer Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement tonight on President Trump’s State of the Union Address:   

Team Maryland Announces $120 Million for the Maryland Purple Line

This new federal funding brings us one step closer to making the Purple Line a reality and delivering a safe, reliable, and efficient mode of transportation for Maryland commuters – including thousands of federal employees.