Montgomery, Metro officials deeply involved in troubled transit center project ( -- Gazette.Net


While a consultant’s report blames private contractors hired by Montgomery County for flaws that have left the $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center unsafe and unusable without major repairs, documents show that county and Metro officials have been deeply involved from the beginning.

Montgomery and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) staff regularly attended progress meetings with designer Parsons Brinckerhoff and general contractor Foulger-Pratt. They were copied on the mountain of daily reports from the Colesville Road construction site generated by Foulger and Robert B. Balter Co., the inspections and materials testing firm.

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