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.

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.

Hoyer Announces $115.2 Million Recovery Act Award for the One Maryland Broadband Network Project

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) announced that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is awarding Maryland with a $115.2 million Recovery Act Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant to the Maryland Department of Information Technology for its One Maryland Broadband Network (OMBN) project.

Hoyer Announces Investments in Southern Maryland Transportation & Community Development

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) announced that the Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill approved tonight by the House contains significant investments to upgrade major transportation routes and transit projects while addressing community development needs in Marylands Fifth Congressional District. The funds were included at the request of Congressman Hoyer.

Hoyer Statement on NTSB Report on 2009 Red Line Accident

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued the findings of its investigation of the June 22, 2009, accident involving the collision of two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) trains that killed 9 people and injured nearly 80 others on the Red Line in Washington, D.C. NTSB determined that the probable cause of the accident was a malfunctioning of track circuits as well as Metro's failure to take appropriate measures to identify and prevent that problem.

Prince George’s Green Workforce Initiative Training Marylanders for Energy Sector Jobs

Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, chairman of the Governors Subcabinet on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), announced new funding, new partnerships and new initiatives to support BRAC jobs coming to Fort George G. Meade in Anne Arundel County, including the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with all public, private and governmental parties to develop a Transportation Demand Management Plan for Fort Meade.

Stay Safe During the Holiday Season

For many, this time of year reminds us of what is truly important in our lives the health of our friends, the well-being of our neighbors and the love of all those we hold dear. It is a special time of year, and it is encouraging to hear stories of the tremendous goodwill exhibited by our community. Unfortunately, the holiday season also brings increased risk for families both in terms of fire and theft, but it is also one of the deadliest times of year on America's highways, as the number of drunk drivers rises at a particularly disturbing rate.

Hoyer, House Act to Pass Jobs for Main Street Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) praised passage today of the Jobs on Main Street Act -a measure to create or save American jobs with targeted investments for highways and transit, school renovation, small businesses, job training, and hiring teachers, police, and firefighters. These________________________________________________________________________