Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Legacy of the Silver Spring Transit Center?

So, we have a project of questionable need, that started out at $26M, and was supposed to open in 2011, that is now at $120M (and counting), and is shut down because of extensive structure cracking and other assorted structural problems, and without an opening date. There will be lawsuits. In the end what will the SSTC have cost taxpayers (local, state and federal)? Was it worth it? Will we ever really know how and why the selection of FP, PB and the Balter Co. came to be? Why other qualified companies were not considered (or did not compete)? Are there other lessons to be learned? Will they stick? Time will tell.

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