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John Martin is a senior editor for Governing. From April 2010 to December 2016, he edited and published GovManagement Daily, an email newsletter on public-sector management.

Martin, a former managing editor of Governing, created and edited the magazine's website. Before coming to Governing at the time of its launch in 1987, he was an editor at newspapers in North Carolina, Georgia and Pennsylvania and at a national news service in Washington, D.C.

June 1, 2014

The Transit System America Threw Away

Before streetcars practically disappeared, they carried millions of people around our cities. Will light rail systems decline too?
May 16, 2012

Making the Mail Snailier

The U.S. Postal Service will never have a bright fiscal outlook, but it’s going to be vital to our communities and our economy for a long time to come. Should we just keep cutting, or is it time to rethink the mail from scratch?