Silver Spring Transit Center Update to Council
The Montgomery County Council at noon on Thursday, May 8, will receive an update on the status of needed remediation on the delayed Silver Spring Transit Center. Since the last update from the County’s Executive Branch, a report was received on the center from an independent advisory committee headed by Norman Augustine, the retired chair and CEO of Lockheed Martin. County Executive Isiah Leggett appointed that committee.
County Chief Administrative Officer Tim Firestine and director of the Department of General Services David Dise are among those expected to attend the session in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The session will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). The broadcast also will be streamed at:
The committee headed by Mr. Augustine was asked to evaluate the plans to complete the transit center. The committee has recommended addressing the shear/torsion and deck-cracking issues before the center is opened. The committee estimates the cost of this work to be about $11 million and that it will take 8-10 months to complete if started now. If that plan is followed, it is likely the center would open in early 2015. However, the work might be completed within five months if the work is done in multiple shifts and on weekends, but this would come at a higher cost that the study does not specify.
At 3 p.m., the Montgomery County and Prince George’s County councils will hold their annual joint meeting at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) headquarters in Laurel. The councils will discuss several bi-county issues regarding the WSSC and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
The County Council’s last briefing on the center was April 8.
The Montgomery County Council received a briefing on the Silver Spring Transit Center on April 8. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that county officials still don’t know exactly when the facility will open to the public. Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Council Vice President George Leventhal asks General Services Director David Dise about the status of opening the Silver Spring Transit Center. Take a look: Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner asks General Services Director David Dise about the role of the advisory group brought on to review the final work plan for the Silver Spring Transit Center. Take a look: Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra video, Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro notes that she was surprised to learn that the County Executive had brought on a task force or advisory group to review the work plan for the Silver Spring Transit Center. Take a look: Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra, General Services Director David Dise says the advisory group led by Norm Augustine toured the Silver Spring Transit Center on a cold, winter day as part of a fact finding mission. Augustine is the former CEO of Lockheed Martin. Dise said he personally visits the site about every six weeks. The […]
In this MyMCMedia extra video, General Services Director David Dise says he will not speculate on a firm schedule for the Silver Spring Transit Center. Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice summarizes the information gleaned at the Silver Spring Transit Center briefing from his seat at the dais on April 8. Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews says he is not confident that the Silver Spring Transit Center will be open even a year from today. Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen says she thought there would be more progress to report at today’s (April 8) Silver Spring Transit Center briefing. Take a look: Related:
In this MyMCMedia extra, General Services Director David Dise delivers a statement on the status of the Silver Spring Transit Center to the Montgomery County Council on April 8. Take a look: Related: