SILVER SPRING, Md. — The new Metro transit facility for buses in Silver Spring is getting its first, real test Monday.

It took five years longer than scheduled and went $80 million over budget, but the The Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center on Colesville Road is now open.

There are brand new real-time information displays at each one of the 32 bus bays to make life easier for riders.

Its more than 30 bus bays will serve Metrobus, Montgomery County Ride-On, VanGo and the University of Maryland shuttle.

The center is named after Paul Sarbanes, a Maryland politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 and as a senator from 1977 to 2007.

WNEW’s PJ Elliott contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.


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