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.

Washington Metro Area Congressional Delegation Meets with WMATA and NTSB Officials on Red Line Accident

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of Washington Metro Area's Senate and House Delegation met today with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager John Catoe and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Board Member Deborah Hersman for a briefing on the June 22nd Red Line accident that killed 9 people and injured nearly 80 between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations.________________________________________________________________________

Washington Area Delegation Introduces Final Measure Required to Authorize Dedicated Metro Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - The Members of the Washington Metro Area's Senate and House Delegation - Senators Barbara A. Mikulski, Benjamin L. Cardin, Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner, and Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, Frank R. Wolf, James P. Moran, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chris Van Hollen, Donna F. Edwards and Gerald E. Connolly - introduced companion resolutions this afternoon to ratify the amended interstate WMATA Regulation Compact in accordance with legislation enacted last year authorizing $1.5 billion in federal Metro funding over ten years.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Speaks on Metro Tragedy on House Floor

On Monday evening, as millions of Americans were making their daily commute home, tragedy struck in our Nation's Capital.

Critical Metro Funding Legislation Wins Final Approval in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., ranking member and former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Majority Leader of the House, and Senator Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., said today they were pleased the U.S. Senate approved legislation that will, for the first time, bring dedicated funding to the Washington area's Metro transit system.________________________________________________________________________

House Passes Bill to Meet Economic Needs of Struggling Americans, States

WASHINGTON, DC - As Congress continues to work with the Bush Administration on a plan to respond to the nation's financial crisis, the House moved forward today with a package of measures to boost the economy, create jobs, provide additional relief to struggling families and help states address budget shortfalls.________________________________________________________________________

Federal Metro Funding Measure Passes House

WASHINGTON, DC - Under the leadership of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA) and members of the Washington regional delegation, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved a key regional and national transportation priority to provide $1.5 billion in matching dedicated funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).________________________________________________________________________

You Drink & Drive. You Lose.

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.________________________________________________________________________