Delegate Tom Hucker is a recognized leader on Maryland transportation issues and a vocal proponent of efficient and environmentally-conscious public transit.
He is a strong supporter of the Purple Line, a light rail line from Bethesda through Silver Spring, past the University of Maryland-College Park, and on to New Carrolton. Projects like the Purple Line reduce traffic congestion and decrease our carbon footprint while offering improved safety and greater access than standard car travel.
Delegate Hucker serves as the representative of the Maryland General Assembly on the Board of Directors of Purple Line Now!, the lead advocacy group for the Purple Line. Recognized by his peers for his work on transportation issues, Delegate Hucker was chosen to co-chair the Purple Line Caucus of the Maryland General Assembly. As Executive Director of Progressive Maryland, he successfully lobbied the Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Councils to approve plans for the Purple Line.
Delegate Hucker vociferously opposed the Inter County Connector, an environmentally-disastrous money pit, and remains committed to mitigating its damage to our County.
A strong advocate for green transportation, Delegate Hucker supports initiatives to increase the use of hybrid and electric vehicles and SmartCars through additional HOV lanes and tax incentives.