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Virginia and Maryland members of the WMATA Board now support ending late-night service, though they don’t agree on when the system should close. DC members still oppose the cut. The Board will vote December 15. (WAMU) Twitter
The state of SafeTrack
Metro is behind on reporting progress, radios don’t work, cross-ties are crumbling, tunnel lights are out, and Metro started 24/7 work without a program management plan, says the Federal Transit Administration. (WTOP) Twitter
Maryland now has a hate crime hotline for anyone who believes they have been the victim of a crime motivated by factors such as race, gender, or religion. The calls will be routed to law enforcement when necessary. (DCist) Twitter
Boost in cemetery security
Security is increasing at Arlington Cemetery, with armed guards replacing public safety aides and new screening measures. The Army ordered the changes after shootings in Tennessee and Canada. (WTOP) Twitter
DC’s Children’s National Medical Center will expand, taking almost 12 acres of the old Walter Reed campus. (Post) Twitter