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Montgomery County Council members questioned the cost and the ongoing construction problems that have held up the opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center during a briefing Tuesday on the long-delayed and over-budget facility.
The Montgomery and Prince George's county councils on Tuesday introduced bills to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour.
At the first of two public hearings on a 79-mile bus rapid transit network, about 100 residents and interest groups turned out to testify on how the proposal would affect the future of commuting in Montgomery County.
Public schools close around Jewish and Christian holidays, and some in Montgomery County are pushing for schools to include Islamic holidays in their closures.
Montgomery County's public schools could feel every safer for students and staff if the County Council approves funding for a new security plan.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Thursday he thinks Metro could assume control of the Silver Spring Transit Center but he wants to address the potential extra costs of maintaining a building that has substantial structural flaws.
The Silver Spring Transit Center is over budget and overdue, and now members of the Montgomery County Council want to know why.
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.
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.
The Montgomery County Council wants regular updates on what it will take to fix the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center.
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