The Silver Spring Transit Center will finally open this Sunday, September 20th. Buses will begin using the new facility at 4am on Sunday. Much-delayed and over-budget – there’s no ribbon-cutting planned. “No pomp and circumstance. It will just open,” said Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly told the Washington Post.
Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker told WTOP, “Bus riders probably ought to allow themselves a little extra time to figure out exactly where to go. I’ve been through a tour of the Transit Center and it’s a very large facility. It’ll take a little while to figure out exactly where to go.”
The transit center will be a major hub connecting local, regional and commuter buses to Metrorail and eventually the Purple Line.