After years of setbacks and cost overruns, the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center could be months away from carrying buses, taxis and passengers.
Montgomery County leaders tell News 4 they are finishing work this week to strengthen beams, girders, columns and concrete and next will move to to an inspection process to get the building open.
"We are weeks away from turning this building over to Metro," David Dise, Montgomery County's Director of General Services, said in an interview Tuesday.
Metro is working with the county to simultaneously get the building open and show bus operators how to navigate the mammoth multi-level concrete facility in downtown Silver Spring.
"We are working together on these steps," said Dise.
After the building is turned over to Metro, the transit agency will then assume control of it and set an opening date.
If all goes according to plan, the transit center could be open to the public in late summer or early fall.