Metro Begins Training Bus Drivers at Silver Spring Transit Center on Monday

photo of Silver Spring Transit CenterMetro and other transit agencies will begin the process of training and familiarizing bus operators with the new Silver Spring Transit Center on Monday, July 27.

So when will the facility finally open?

Metro Spokesperson Morgan Dye said she’s not in the position to answer that question quite yet.

During the training period, out-of-service buses will enter, exit and operate through the new facility to allow operators to become familiar with traffic patterns, turning radii, boarding locations and other physical characteristics in preparation for passenger service.

An opening date for Silver Spring Transit Center will be announced in the near future, according to a Metro advisory.

In the meantime, riders should continue to board buses at their current locations.

The Silver Spring Transit Center is located at 8400 Coleville Road, adjacent to the Silver Spring Metrorail station.

The new center will serve Metrobus routes 70, F4, J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, Q1, Q2, Q4, S2, S4, S9, Y7, Y8, Z2, Z6, Z8, Z9, Z11, Z13 and Z29.

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Here are five things to know today, May 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Lawsuit Settled: Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said he is pleased that a lawsuit has been settled to recover taxpayer costs associated with the remediation and repair work at the Silver Spring Transit Center. “This is very much in the public interest,” Leggett said […]

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Watch the Latest "21 This Week" (VIDEO)

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Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of “21 This Week.” Topics discussed include Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, the pesticide ban being considered in Montgomery County, the opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center, and more. This week show’s panel of political observers includes Rich Parsons, Jerry Cave, Nicolee Ambrose and Susan Heltemes. You can […]

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Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal held his weekly briefing with reporters on Monday and discussed a variety of topics including Bus Rapid Transit, a recent meeting with faith leaders and the continued need for affordable housing, his pesticide bill, the potential government shutdown, the Pope’s visit to Washington, D.C. and more. You can watch […]

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The Silver Spring Transit Center opened on Sept. 20th. Wondering what to expect? There’s a video for that:

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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