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Metro will maintain reduced rail service levels through year’s end

Plus: Raskin may be in line for top committee slot; Bethesda hospitality REIT closes sale of entire portfolio for $305M

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Metro will maintain reduced rail service levels through year’s end

Metro customers can expect to see current reduced rail service levels through Dec. 31, Metro announced Monday.

With no timeline established to return the 7000-series fleet in the interest of safety, and 6000-series rail cars awaiting parts due to global supply chain challenges, incremental service improvements will be made during December as parts arrive for older model rail cars. [WMATA]

Raskin may be in line for top committee slot

Why is a Texas colleague’s decision to retire important for U.S. Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Takoma Park)?

Because the falling dominoes seem likely to put Raskin in a position of greater power on Capitol Hill. [Maryland Matters]

Bethesda hospitality REIT closes sale of entire portfolio for $305M

Bethesda’s Condor Hospitality Trust Inc., a hotel-focused real estate investment trust, said it completed the sale of its entire portfolio to an affiliate of Blackstone Inc. for $305 million.

The portfolio includes 15 select-service and extended-stay hotels in markets such as Atlanta; Austin, Texas; and Lexington, Kent. [Washington Business Journal]

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