Opening of Silver Spring center brings changes, new options for commuters

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The long-delayed Silver Spring Transit Center opened Monday for its first-ever weekday, and commuters could experience some confusion as they learn the new layout.

 

The three-level transportation hub is now home to a number of bus stops that used to be on streets surrounding the Silver Spring Metro Station, including Wayne Avenue, Colesville Road, East-West Highway and Dixon Avenue.

SSTC MAP
(Courtesy WMATA)

Metrobus routes that have been relocated into the facility include 70, 79, F4, J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, Q1, Q2, Q4, S2, S4, S9, Y2, Y7, Y8, Z2, Z6, Z8, Z9, Z11, Z13, and Z29.

The transit center has more than 30 bus bays serving Metrobus, Montgomery County Ride-On, VanGo and the University of Maryland shuttle.

It also has a Kiss & Ride, space for taxis and racks and lockers for bike riders.

The transit center opened Sunday morning after five years of delays and about $50 million in cost overruns.  Montgomery County and Metro are suing the companies responsible for building the facility.

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