Author Archives: Robert Martin

About Robert Martin

Mr. Martin is a retired transportation economist. He held various positions in the U.S Department of Transportation related to rail and transit economics and policy. His work included analysis of transit systems throughout the U.S. His graduate economics fields were urban economics and public finance.

Are Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express Really Worth $600 Million a Year to Virginia?

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) issued a press release on September 5 of this year claiming that “Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) boost state revenues by $ 600 million (here).  This “revenue boost” shows that Virginia’s investment in … Continue reading

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