Bryant Foulger on SSTC Report (Video)
Managing Principal Bryant Foulger of Foulger-Pratt Companies briefly addressed the media after a Montgomery County Council meeting on March 19 about the Silver Spring Transit Center. It was at this meeting that Montgomery County released the long-anticipated report from consultant KCE Structural Engineers concerning the status of the transit center.
Fougler also released a written statement (see below):
“Like everyone else, we had to wait for the report to be posted on the County’s website, so we are learning about it now for the first time. As you have seen, it is a highly technical report so it will take some time for us to review its content.
“The way in which this report was developed, however, is indicative of the County’s conduct throughout this entire process. Everyone in this community – including us – has been waiting for more than a year for the county to act. During that time, we made numerous requests for meetings between our engineers and the county’s engineers in order to sit down, as professionals, address any concerns, and more forward for the benefit of the community. The County consistently refused to allow an professional dialogue. Instead, taxpayers were forced to pay for a $2 million report conducted without any input from us or our engineers. If only the County had been willing to work cooperatively, the Transit Center would have been open by now for the benefit of everyone in Montgomery County.”