Congressman Steny Hoyer announced that the House of Representatives passed the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, and District of Columbia Appropriations Conference Report, which includes federal funds for programs and projects that will greatly benefit Southern Maryland.
Congressman Hoyer secured funding for the following list of programs that will benefit Southern Maryland:
MD 246 (Great Mills Road), MD 235 to Saratoga Drive, $1 million The funds will be used for streetscape construction of MD 246, Great Mills Road, from MD 235 to Saratoga Drive. Great Mills Road serves as a main street through the community of Lexington Park in Saint Mary's County, Maryland. The project will resurface the roadway, provide continuous sidewalk, improve drainage problems, consolidate and/or relocate the utilities, add medians from Coral Drive to FDR Boulevard (about 1250 ft), and enhance the landscaping of the town center.
Southern Maryland Commuter Bus Initiative, $2 million Congressman Hoyer helped secure this funding for the planning, design, and construction of the Southern Maryland Commuter Bus Initiative. This funding will allow the Southern Maryland region to construct six commuter parking facilities in Charles, St. Mary's and Calvert Counties, acquire over the road coaches, and improve intersections at key locations along the MD 5 corridor. The enhanced transit will enable swifter and more efficient movement of people throughout the greater Metropolitan area. Last year, Congressman Hoyer secured $5 million for this initiative.