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Montgomery County Fires Back At WMATA Over Silver Spring Transit Center

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Metro says construction and design of the Silver Spring Transit Center make it too expensive to maintain.
Martin Di Caro
Metro says construction and design of the Silver Spring Transit Center make it too expensive to maintain.

Montgomery County is responding to Metro's move to back out of the Silver Spring Transit Center when the structurally-flawed facility is finally repaired and ready to open.

A letter from a top county official says Montgomery county continues to honor its obligations and the county expects Metro to do the same. The letter also says the County will deliver to WMATA a fully functional facility consistent with the design approved by WMATA.

The letter is the county's response to Metro's decision to not operate the Silver Spring Transit Center even if its severe design and construction problems are fixed.

The Montgomery County Council is not only unhappy with Metro's decision. Council members are also annoyed with the county executive's office because they first learned about Metro's intention to back out of the Transit Center in a newspaper article, not from the executive or his staff.

The council will receive an update on the transit center's repairs and the dispute with Metro at a 2 p.m. hearing today.

Montgomery County Letter To WMATA Regarding SSTC by WAMU885news

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