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The $112 million train-and-bus hub is $80 million over budget and two years behind schedule. It was found to be unsafe and in need of significant repairs because of cracking and a lack of supporting steel.


Metro board chairman cleared of alleged ethics violation

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

Mortimer Downey had been accused of a conflict of interest for working as an adviser to a big Metro contractor.


Travelers want some tinkering with new transit center

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Buses need easier access. And how about some more benches?


Maryland, Virginia transportation projects going through break-in phase

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Travelers are testing Silver Spring Transit Center and new traffic management system on I-66.


Metro board chair violated conflict rules, D.C. inspector general says

(Molly Riley / AP)

An ethics complaint says Mortimer Downey’s paid work for a transit contractor was improper.


Silver Spring’s transit hub opens, with baggage

(Yue Wu / The Washington Post)

Its troubles are far from over.

First commute goes well at Silver Spring Transit Center

But there are several issues that transit officials should watch.

Tips for using Silver Spring Transit Center

As the transit center finally opens on Sunday, there’s bound to be an adjustment period for travelers.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

The Andrews air show will draw a huge crowd on Saturday, but it’s just one of many traffic-generating activities this weekend.


No hoopla planned for Silver Spring Transit Center opening on Sunday

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

After five years of delay and $50 million in overruns, facility will quietly become part of Metro.


From panda babies to stock market crashes, the news never stops

Anything happen when I was on vacation? A little too much, it sounds like.