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New Problems Found At Silver Spring Transit Hub

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Montgomery County Council member says engineers have found more problems at the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center beyond previously disclosed issues with the thickness and strength of its concrete.

Council member Roger Berliner, the chairman of the council’s transportation committee, says the council will be briefed next week in a closed session about the findings of a new engineering report. Berliner says the latest problems involve the long-term durability of the building, not its safety.

The bus-and-train hub being built in Silver Spring is already more than two years behind schedule and $80 million over budget.

Berliner says the transit center was built in ways that it shouldn’t have been constructed.

The principal contractor on the project is Foulger-Pratt. The firm says the building is structurally sound.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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