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Floreen: 'We Will Be Keeping a Very Close Eye' on Silver Spring Transit Center

Councilmember Nancy Floreen said the future of the Silver Spring Transit Center is important to the area's mobility.

Members of the Montgomery County Council's Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) committee did more listening than talking when they were briefed on the delays affecting the Silver Spring Transit Center earlier this month. 

After the meeting, Montgomery County Media spoke with Councilmember Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) about the project, which will cost the county over $100 million. She said: 

"We will be keeping a very close eye on this. This is a very complicated project; it's very important for the future of transit mobility in downtown Silver Spring and also we're going to worry about the reliability of the structure for years to come—very expensive structure and very important."

Read more about the Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery County officials said improperly poured concrete resulted in a higher-than-desired number of cracks in the three-tiered structure, a problem which will need to be fixed before the center can open. David Dise, head of the county’s general services department, told the committee he anticipates the center will open late summer 2013. 

The Silver Spring Transit Center, which a county official said will cost $108 million, will create space for taxis, Kiss and Ride cars and a network of buses near the Silver Spring Metro and MARC stations. 

jag October 22, 2012 at 05:22 PM
"which will cost the county over $100 million." No...I believe the county is paying between 35-40 mil for the project. Add in state and federal monies and then you're talking 100 mil.
Pcat October 23, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I don't expect that this transit center will ever open!
GingerR October 23, 2012 at 02:26 AM
She's a day late and a dollar, 35 million of them, short on oversight on this project!
MRHarmon October 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM
And how much is this costing Folger Pratt?? It better be a heck of alot more!

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