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.

Executive Branch Marks South Capitol Gateway a Top Priority

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was joined today by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, Washington, DC Mayor Anthony Williams, Senator Jim Jeffords and Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) to announce the establishment of a national and regional partnership to restore the South Capital Street Gateway as a grand entrance to the Nation's Capitol.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Helping Prince George's Passengers Spend Less Time Waiting for the Bus

PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY -Congressman Steny Hoyer viewed new technology today intended to provide bus riders with up to the minute information so commuters know when a bus will arrive at their stop. Congressman Hoyer helped to secure $1 million in federal funds so that Prince Georges County could utilize this new information technology. Following are Congressman Hoyers remarks, as prepared for delivery:________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Working to Make Commute in Southern Maryland Easier

WALDORF, MD - Congressman Steny Hoyer joined Maryland Transportation Secretary Robert Flanagan and MTA Administrator Robert Smith early this morning to greet commuters and announce $4.5 million in federal funds which will be used for the planning, design, and construction of the Southern Maryland Commuter Bus Initiative.________________________________________________________________________

Rep. Hoyer Delivers Millions in Transportation Funding for Prince George's County

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer announced today that the House of Representatives passed a bill which approved major funds to improve Prince Georges Countys transportation infrastructure. The funds were included in the Transportation Reauthorization bill which authorizes federal funding for transportation projects over the next six years.________________________________________________________________________

Rep. Hoyer Delivers Millions in Transportation Funding for Southern Maryland

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer announced today that the House of Representatives passed a bill which approved major funds to improve Southern Marylands transportation infrastructure. The funds were included in the Transportation Reauthorization bill which authorizes federal funding for transportation projects over the next six years.________________________________________________________________________