Hungry for news on the Silver Spring Transit Center? Be sure to be near a television at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11.
That's the day the Montgomery County Council's Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) committee will hold a briefing on the center's progress. The department of general services, which manages construction projects for the county, will provide the update.
Watch it all live on the county cable network, channel 6 if you have Comcast or RCN and channel 30 if you have Verizon. If you're not going to be near a TV, catch the live stream online.
The $112 million project that will bring Silver Spring’s Metrorail, MARC, bus lines and taxis together is two years behind schedule. The county’s website said the building is 97 percent complete, but the Washington Post reported in September that county officials are waiting for outside engineers to study the structure’s concrete, which officials have said was improperly poured by construction firm Foulger-Pratt.
Foulger-Pratt denied that it bungled the concrete, telling the Examiner in March that the center meets the Metro and the American Concrete Institute’s specifications.