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Council members want answers on Silver Spring Transit Center

The Silver Spring Transit Center is over budget and overdue, and now members of the Montgomery County Council want to know why.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, silver spring transit center, Montgomery County Council, ike leggett, Silver Spring

Unions to face off with Montgomery Co. Council, residents over raises

The Montgomery County Council on Monday will debate three polarizing contract agreements that would give thousands of union employees double-digit pay raises over two years.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 06:20am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County orders transit hub repairs to begin

Montgomery County has ordered its contractor to begin repairing major structural problems at the unfinished Silver Spring Transit Center and expects design work to fix other problems at the transit hub to begin soon.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 07:15pm EDT

Tags: silver spring transit center, Montgomery County Council, ari ashe, Foulger-Pratt Construction, transportation, transit

Montgomery Co. Council demands updates on troubled transit hub

The Montgomery County Council wants regular updates on what it will take to fix the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 06:55am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, transportation, silver spring transit center, Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County to decide whether to bag the bag tax for some

Montgomery County residents have been paying an extra 5 cents for every bag they take home from stores since 2012. Now lawmakers will take a look at tweaking the law and perhaps creating exceptions.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 06:04am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Montgomery County bag tax, Montgomery County Council, Chesapeake Bay, anacostia Riverkeeper

Report: Silver Spring transit hub is 'severely compromised'

The opening of the $112 million Silver Spring Transit Center will be delayed again in the wake of an independent engineering report that found far more structural problems with the hub than county officials previously believed.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 05:12am EDT

Tags: silver spring transit center, Montgomery County Council, ike leggett, Foulger-Pratt Construction, ari ashe

New problems found at Silver Spring Transit hub

A Montgomery County Council member says engineers have found more problems at the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center beyond previously disclosed issues with the thickness and strength of its concrete.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 07:53am EST

Tags: Silver Spring, silver spring transit center, Montgomery County Council

$5 a day diet leaves mark on local leaders

The experience of eating just $5 worth of food a day left its mark on Montgomery County officials who said they were left hungry and humbled by what thousands of families in their own community suffer regularly.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 10:23pm EST

Tags: food, hunger, food stamps, valerie ervin, Craig Rice, Montgomery County Council, poverty

Smoking, trees and bikes top next Mont. Co. council agenda

If you ask Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen what will be up for debate among Maryland lawmakers early in 2013, she will tell you smoking on county property is definitely on the table.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 12:41pm EST

Tags: Montgomery County Council, Nancy Floreen, bike share, smoking ban

Montgomery Co. elects first Latina as council president

For the first time ever, Montgomery County's Council will be led by a Latina.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 06:58am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, nancy navarro, Montgomery County Council, Craig Rice

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