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 Praises Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site Designation in Mid-Atlantic Region

Thanks to the collaboration between University System of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Rutgers University; strong federal assets, including Pax River Naval Air Station, Webster Field, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, NASA Langley Research Center, and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren; and support from industry partners, the region was strongly positioned for this important designation. I was pleased to work with Governors O'Malley, Christie, and McDonnell, as well as our three universities, in establishing the MOU between the three states, and I look forward to partnering as we move ahead with this initiative.

Maryland Delegation Urges Secretary LaHood to Give UAS Test Site Proposal Strong Consideration

The University System of Marylands proposal uses the collaborative strengths of higher education, industry, and state government to develop deployable solutions to increase the safety, efficiency, reliability, and security of our national airspace transportation networks.

Hoyer Attends Tour and Briefing at WMATA Command Center

WMATA is critical to growing our local economy, keeping our nation safety and secure, ensuring our government can function, and making the District more accessible to all who visit it. However, in order to continue meeting the needs of our region, the Federal government must do its part to support WMATA, and I will continue working to ensure the system has the resources needed to provide safe and reliable service.

Hoyer Meets with WMATA General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles

I want to thank Richard Sarles for joining me today to discuss efforts to increase the safety and reliability of Metro for millions of residents, commuters, and visitors. Our regional economy depends on a strong Metro and making investments in our local infrastructure, and I am committed to ensuring we have the necessary resources as we move forward with the appropriations process.

Hoyer Opposes Amendment to Cut WMATA Funding

Im pleased the House rejected this amendment today and will preserve federal matching funds of $150 million for capital improvements to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Washington Metro Area Delegation Meets with WMATA Board

We want to thank Chairwoman Hudgins and Members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board for meeting with the Washington Metro Area Delegation today to update Members on its ongoing plans for implementing needed infrastructure and safety improvements as identified in recent federal audits and oversight.