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Metro is losing $400,000 a day during the shutdown

Metro has announced that, due to the loss of fares and parking revenue from government workers, the system is losing $400,000 every weekday due to the government shutdown, and ridership is down 16%.  (Faiz Siddiqui / Post)

The shutdown is hurting restaurants and food trucks

Another casualty of the partial government shutdown: food trucks. As the shutdown continues, food trucks and other local food businesses that depend on dollars from federal workers are feeling the strain.  (Mikaela Lefrak / WAMU)

Bowser vows to fix ‘Dave Thomas Circle’ in NoMa

On Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser vowed to fix the vexing and dangerous traffic circle in NoMa where New York Avenue crosses Florida Avenue that's unofficially known to locals as Dave Thomas Circle.  (Edward Russell / DCist)

Up to 108 apartments could replace a church in Langdon

A developer has submitted a proposal to replace the Historic Berean Baptist Church on Montana Avenue in Langdon with 108 new apartments.  (Nena Perry-Brown / Urban Turf)

New parking rates could be coming to Arlington

Arlington is considering variably priced parking, a system which would adjust prices based upon how frequently the spaces are used. The proposal mirrors DC's current system, which adjusts parking rates every three months.  (Max Smith / WTOP)

Dupont Circle could be getting a tree-lined plaza

A section of bare sidewalk by Dupont Circle’s namesake park could be turned into an environmentally friendly plaza with permeable pavement to help absorb stormwater and shaded by new trees.  (Naomi Harris / DC Line)

Do households with children stay in the city?

Though it's commonly held that families with children leave cities for the suburbs, this isn't necessarily the case. Though cities like DC, Seattle, and San Francisco have some of the lowest rates of households with children, it appears this trend likely is attributable to the cost of living.  (Richard Florida / CityLab)

This tool helps cities identify how to make their transit better

A new report takes a deep dive into publicly available data to help cities digest what is and isn't working for their public transportation. The report helps cities examine issues such as access, affordability, and other important variables which are key to a successful system.  (Andrew Small / CityLab)

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