Silver Spring Finally Opens Problem Transit Center

Five years overdue and and 80 million dollars over budget, the Paul Sarbanes Transit Center opened at 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

Earlier this year, Montgomery County and Metro filed a $166 million lawsuit against the companies that designed, built and inspected the Silver Spring Transit Center.

The main allegation in the complaint is that Parsons Brincker­hoff did not design floors in the transit center that would be strong enough to handle the daily forces exerted by hundreds of buses dropping off and picking up passengers.