Miyamoto earned a degree in civil engineering, specializing in transportation engineering, from the University of Minnesota, and she’s now studying sociology as a graduate student at the University of Hawaii. Miyamoto says she applied her economic analysis knowledge in studying the IMG report to produce this commentary. We’ve appreciated her insights on rail transit over the years and requested a copy of her analysis of IMG’s study, as well as permission to use it. It originally was posted in Civil Beat’s subscriber-only pages and Miyamoto's Facebook page; CB says it is fact-checking the IMG study on its own.
Here’s Miyamoto’s description of How To Write a Biased Rail Transit Financial Study: