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We know that the federal government shutdown has been unkind to D.C.'s economy, but most of the evidence so far has been anecdotal. Tourists have been spotted wandering the National Mall aimlessly in search of diversion in the absence of national monuments and museums to visit; surely, others are taking the hint and canceling their [...]
The government shutdown has not been kind to D.C. tourism. Visitors have been spotted wandering the National Mall aimlessly in search of diversion now that the national museums and monuments are closed, and bars and hotels have reported declining revenue.
"It’s the bane of every city’s existence right now," says Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination [...]
Back in July, we noticed that Capital Bikeshare ridership was starting to level off, after its meteoric rise through the spring. Well, it started declining the next month, and kept going, from a high of 143,511 trips in July to 99,552 trips in November. That, even though the system continued to gain hundreds of annual [...]