Another $7.5 Million Allocated for Silver Spring Transit Center

By Adam Tuss
|  Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013  |  Updated 8:57 PM EDT
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More funding is coming to the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center project but it might not be enough to fix all the problems and get the building open. News4 transportation report Adam Tuss has the story.

Adam Tuss

More funding is coming to the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center project but it might not be enough to fix all the problems and get the building open. News4 transportation report Adam Tuss has the story.

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Members of the Montgomery County Council says it's time someone is held accountable for the Silver Spring Transit Center debacle. As we first reported on News4, the project is already over budget and now the price may be going up again.

Silver Spring Transit Center Delays

Inspections of concrete on the Silver Spring Transit Center may have been conducted improperly. Transportation reporter Adam Tuss has been at the front of these developments and explains why some are threatening legal action due to the continued delays of the multimillion dollar transportation hub.
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The Montgomery County Council approved an additional $7.5 million in funding Tuesday for the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center.

County Executive Ike Leggett asked for and received the funds to cover legal and consultant fees for the project.

But that won't be the last additional money sought for the project, which is well over budget and behind schedule. A recent study revealed structural problems with concrete and other construction material, and councilmembers anticipate that they will have to front more money to rebuild.

Tuesday, the council said that they would seek to recoup from the developer any additional costs that they had to spend.

The project was originally supposed to open in 2009 as a hub for Metro, MARC trains and buses. The latest figures -- before the new funds were added -- had the center costing $112 million.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for more.

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