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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 opening of the troubled, $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center likely won't occur until next summer because weather conditions are idling the application of a 2-inch layer of latex-modified concrete needed to reinforce weak spots on the center's second and third levels.
Contractors for the Silver Spring Transit Center say the summer of 2014 is the earliest the project could be ready to operate, and county officials seem to concede that's the case.
Montgomery County and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority continue to disagree over repairs to the $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center.
It sounds pretty ominous: "We have a structure that is cracking and continues to crack and that is a problem."
Repairs on the Silver Spring Transit Center are finally under way, but there's already a kink: a dispute over how the repairs should be done.
The Silver Spring Transit Center, which failed safety tests and has come in over budget while still under construction, will see work again soon.
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.
A deal's a deal, except when there's an over-budget, overdue transit center with safety problems.
The Silver Spring Transit Center is over budget and overdue, and now members of the Montgomery County Council want to know why.
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