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Repairs Planned for Silver Spring Transit Center



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    Montgomery County leaders announced they're planning repairs for the Silver Spring transit center, which likely won't be implemented until next spring.

    Water has been leaking down from the top floor of the building since earlier this year, and leaks have appeared around planter boxes.

    County officials said they will use a latex-type concrete over sections of the building with structural issues, but are putting off the repairs until spring because of cold weather. The transit center likely won't be ready for use until the summer, at the earliest.

    The center is already years behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget. Major structural flaws have been observed throughout the building, and the structure is just sitting behind a fence right in the middle of downtown Silver Spring.

    The downtown transit center was originally meant to provide a connection for buses, Metrorail and taxis. 

    In 2008, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority agreed to take over the center when it is completed, but it backed away from that offer earlier this spring.