Con­trac­tors to pay $25 mil­lion to county in set­tle­ment

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

The le­gal con­flict over the Sil­ver Spring Tran­sit Cen­ter has been set­tled, with con­trac­tors agree­ing to pay $25 mil­lion to Mont­gomery County.

The set­tle­ment was an­nounced Tues­day, just as the case neared the mid­point of a sched­uled 30-day jury trial.

The tran­sit cen­ter, which links mo­torists and bus pas­sen­gers with trains, opened five years late and $50 mil­lion over bud­get in 2015.

The county and Metro sued the gen­eral con­trac­tor, de­signer and other sub­con­trac­tors for $47 mil­lion in cost over­runs and dam­ages for de­fects in the de­sign and con­struc­tion.

County Ex­ec­u­tive Isiah Leggett said the set­tle­ment will cover 90 per­cent of the hard costs in­curred by the con­struc­tion.

Gen­eral con­trac­tor Foul­ger-Pratt also coun­ter­sued the county for $11 mil­lion.

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