Four years late and $50 million over budget, Montgomery County this week will turn over control of the Silver Spring Transit Center to Metro.
Metro plans to accept the Silver Spring Transit Center from Montgomery County as early as this week, and has set a Sept. 20 opening date for the problem-plagued facility.
Montgomery County on Thursday sent Metro a letter of transfer, detailing the completion of the three-level commuter hub that was plagued by cracks and other construction and design flaws. Metro said that it has 10 days to formally accept the facility, but it doesn’t expect any outstanding issues.
Let’s not forget, of course, the recent transparent bluff by Metro in an effort to extort money and other concessions from the County. That will be a comedy-packed moment in the screenplay of this agonizing saga that is sure to be a huge hit with absolutely nobody.