Breakfast links: The shutdown continues
DC workers essential: The DC Council passed an emergency resolution on Tuesday to ensure that the DC government stays open during the federal government shutdown by deeming all workers essential. (DCist)
Shutdown costs Metro revenues: The loss of riders during the government's shutdown will impact Metro's bottom line. Although ridership is lower, Metro still plans to operate at normal capacity. (WAMU)
Shutdown shutters tourist sites: Tourists in the District found themselves out of luck at many popular sites on Tuesday, as the federal shutdown affected the Smithsonian museums, National Parks, and other attractions. (WSJ)
DC has an app for that: According to a study released on Tuesday, the District is ahead of the curve when it comes to transit apps for car and bike sharing, as well as real-time transit information. (Post)
Cafritz project moves forward: After lengthy legal battles, a panel in Prince George's County voted unanimously in support of the Cafritz-headed development that will include the county's first Whole Foods. (Post)
NVTA can use taxes: A decision by the Fairfax County Circuit Court will allow the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to use tax revenues for road and transit improvements. (Post)
DC passes solar bill: A bill passed by the DC Council will allow DC residents who don't have their own rooftops to invest in solar panels anywhere in the city, which will reduce their Pepco bill. (City Paper)
DC hotels check into bikes: Inspired by Capital Bikeshare and increasing access to bike lanes, downtown hotels are beginning to stock up on bicycles to offer to guests. One hotel is even offering guided night rides to travelers. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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