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.

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.________________________________________________________________________

Hoyer Announces $9.7 Million in Transportation & Community Development Funding for Maryland's Fifth District

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) announced today that final House-Senate legislation funding the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development includes $8.3 million to upgrade major Maryland transportation routes and transit projects and $1.4 million to address community development needs in Marylands Fifth Congressional District.________________________________________________________________________

House FAA Reform Needed For Better Airline Service and Fewer Delays

Have you flown recently and been frustrated by flight delays, cancellations or simply a lack of information? Maybe a better question is when have you flown and not been frustrated?________________________________________________________________________

Investing In Our Transportation Safety

Any Marylander who travels across a bridge on their way to work or school as I do was no doubt disturbed by the collapse of an interstate highway bridge in Minneapolis last week that claimed the lives of at least five people and injured dozens more. In the aftermath of this great tragedy, our primary focus should be to understand why this happened and to take measures to ensure an incident like this is not repeated in the future.________________________________________________________________________