Permits Issued for Repairs to Silver Spring Transit Center

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    Montgomery County leaders said Tuesday that permits to start cutting out large chunks of the Paul Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring, Md., have been issued, News4 transportation reporter Adam Tuss reports.

    Work on a larger, overall fix hasn't been scheduled though, Tuss reported.

    Structural and design flaws such as concrete being poured too heavy in some spots and a need for greater steel support in the roadway have caused the project to be delayed for years.

    The downtown transit center was originally meant to be a transportation connection for buses, Metro trains and taxis however, elected officials have not announced a clear timetable for when the building will open.

    The project is millions of dollars over budget, according to Tuss.

    In 2008 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority agreed to take over the center when it is completed.
     
    Frustrated residents have questioned the transit center's safety and expressed sadness and doubt in the reliability of Silver Spring officials.