Silver Spring Transit Center

Silver Spring Transit Center

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8400 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910


  • Colesville Road and the Metrorail Overpass, Silver Spring, MD
  • Approximately three acres, or about half of the area formerly occupied by the bus loops and short term parking.
  • During construction, the bus stops have been temporarily relocated along neighboring streets. Parking is available in several nearby public parking garages.


A three-level multi modal transit center is being built by Montgomery County, MD. When completed, the Transit Center will provide expanded bus facilities and connectivity to Metrorail, Metrobus, MARC Rail, Ride On Bus, and intercity buses. There will be multiple points of entry for pedestrians from three directions, and access from two bike trails. Funding of approximately $90 million is being provided by Montgomery County, the State of Maryland, and the federal government. Metro will operate the completed Transit Center. A three phase joint development project is planned next to the Transit Center (see separate web page).

  • Approximately 32 bus bays, serving both Metrobus and Ride On buses (certain bus bays may be allocated to one articulated bus or two shorter buses, depending on future transit needs)
  • 20 short term parking spaces including provision for car sharing service
  • MARC commuter rail station
  • Intercity bus station
  • Bicycle storage facilities
  • Metropolitan Branch (bike) Trail will pass immediately next to the Transit Center
  • Capitol Crescent (bike) Trail will be across the street
  • Dedication of approximately .26 acres for the triangular Gene Lynch Urban Park
  • Right of way area has been provided for a future connection to the Purple Line light rail line which is planned to connect Bethesda with New Carrollton; Metro will also dedicate right of way for a new street connecting Bonifant and Ripley Streets (to be built by others)


Metro/Montgomery County Memorandum of nderstanding ("MOU")November, 2004
Metro/Montgomery County/ Maryland National Park and Planning Commission MOUApril, 2008
Amended and Restated Metro/Montgomery County MOUSeptember, 2008
Project Coordination AgreementSeptember, 2008
Authorization to Proceed with constructionOctober, 2008
Anticipated CompletionLate 2012

Metro Contact

Andy Scott
Office of Station Area Planning and Asset Management
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Montgomery County:

Don Scheuerman

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