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 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.

Hoyer Announces Fifth District Investments in FY 2012 Minibus

I am encouraged by passage of todays conference report, which contains a number of positive investments for our nation and the Fifth District.

Metro undergoes safety overhaul, system head says

Nearly two years after the Red Line crash that killed nine people, one of Metros sharpest critics said she believes the agency is on the right track toward improving safety.

Hoyer Statement on Attacks on Maryland Government Buildings

I am deeply concerned to learn that the State Capitol Complex in Annapolis and Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters in Hanover were the targets of attacks. My thoughts and prayers are with those who sustained injuries, and I wish them a speedy recovery.

Hoyer Celebrates Completion of Recovery Act Job-Creating Project at Piscataway Park

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) joined National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Wes Matheu, Shoreline Design, Inc, and other local officials to celebrate the restoration of 2,800 feet of Potomac River shoreline in Piscataway Park. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided this vital funding to save not only an important part of the areass ecosystem, but also preserve local jobs, businesses and educational programs.