Column

Defending the drive to drive: Planners shouldn’t dictate lifestyle, readers say

(Ricky Carioti / THE WASHINGTON POST)

They address Dr. Gridlock’s question about whether we should devote so much space to Metro station parking.

Article

Metro awaits tests of Silver Spring Transit Center

(Bill O'Leary / WASHINGTON POST)

Official tells Montgomery County that agency will wait to see results of new tests on troubled $120M hub.

Article

Transit center may get more tests before repairs begin

(Cristina Rivero/The Washington Post)

Montgomery County still hopes to begin repairs to the Silver Spring Transit Center some time next month

Letter

A lesson in how not to run a construction project

Article

How Silver Spring’s transit center plan grew into a fiasco

(Bill O'Leary / WASHINGTON POST)

An idea hatched in the 1990s grew more complicated and costlier, and still sits unfinished.

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Too many agencies spoil the Silver Spring Transit Center?

(Bill Turque and Cristina Rivero/The Washington Post)

Any complicated construction project can have cost overruns and delays even when things go according to plan. But what happened with the Silver Spring Transit Center? Dysfunction among multiple entities involved in planning, design and construction, as well as pressure to expedite the project’s completion, ripened conditions for problems. Some entities involved with the transit center, not including subcontractors. Read related article.

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Letter

Repairing the Silver Spring Transit Center damage

Article

Inspector rebuts criticism of Silver Spring Transit Center work

(Sarah L. Voisin / Post)

Balter Co. says a report was based on “insufficient information and inappropriate speculation.”

Article

Montgomery, Metro officials deeply involved in troubled transit center project

(Sarah L. Voisin / Post)

But government agencies say they are not to blame for costly problems with the Silver Spring project.

Article

Montgomery council dismayed that Leggett withheld Metro letter on transit center

(Sarah L. Voisin / Post)

Metro’s letter says it will not operate the troubled $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center.