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 Wednesday's Metro Shutdown

I am deeply disappointed on behalf of the thousands of Fifth District commuters, including federal employees, who rely on Metro every day to get to work but will have to find another way tomorrow.

Hoyer Statement on President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

I'm pleased that President Obama's budget released today lays out a vision that will continue to strengthen our nation and our state's economy by making key investments that will increase access to economic opportunities, expand access to education, and address pressing infrastructure and transportation needs.

Hoyer: Congress Needs to Pass a Long-Term Infrastructure Bill To Invest in America

I rise in support of this sixty-day extension, because it's essential that we do this. The consequences of not doing it would be very, very negative. But I also rise to lament the fact that we have gone ten months knowing full well that this date was upon us and that, theoretically we thought, that funding as well as authorization would end on the 31st of this month.

Hoyer Statement on Metro's L'Enfant Plaza Incident

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victim and all those injured in Monday's Metro incident, and I want to thank our first responders and emergency personnel for their work to assist passengers.

Baltimore Sun: University of Maryland Opens Drone Test Site

University of Maryland officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a new test site to study how drones may coexist with jets, helicopters and other air traffic in U.S. airspace.

Hoyer Delivers Remarks at Ribbon Cutting for University of Maryland's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Southern Maryland

Good morning. I want to begin by expressing the gratitude all of us feel for Brit Kirwan's service as Chancellor these past twelve years. He has overseen a period of growth, investment, and a reaffirmation of the University System of Maryland's core mission to expand and enhance higher education in our state. When he retires later this year, he will be greatly missed by the entire University System and all those who have worked closely with him, as I have been privileged to do, to make it one of the best public universities in the country.

Hoyer: Prince George's County is the Best Location for the FBI

The Maryland Congressional Delegation – Team Maryland – has worked tirelessly over the past several months to highlight the benefits of locating this new headquarters in Prince George's County.