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Easy Parking at Silver Spring

I parked on level 2 of a five-story garage. This isn't an easy to reach, outer perimeter station. Out of towners are less likely to figure out where it is.

There was no traffic driving south on Route 29 and most of the lights were still on flash. In downtown Silver Spring, off Route 29, there are clusters of people walking toward the Red Line station entrance.

This is a big bus terminal as well. This morning, it will be the starting point for several of Metro's special bus routes to speed people into central Washington.

I've been parked here for about 15 minutes now, and there still are plenty of spaces around me. These are Montgomery County garages, not Metro, so you don't have to pay the $4 entrance fee. (And I was so careful to make sure I had four singles to pay for the Metro parking on the way in.)

By Robert Thomson  |  January 20, 2009; 4:45 AM ET
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Assume we get to the station around 6am.

Rail, or S4?

Posted by: random-adam | January 20, 2009 5:27 AM | Report abuse

You forgot to mention that there is still a parking charge. You will need to pay $5 in change to fill the meter.

Posted by: lcmc4 | January 20, 2009 5:44 AM | Report abuse

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