Legislature's Oversight Committee Will Investigate NNEPRA
- Written by TRN Webmaster TRN Webmaster
- Published: 14 March 2015 14 March 2015
It's now official. The Legislature's Oversight Committee will investigate NNEPRA's management of the Downeaster. But that opening sentence fails to capture the animosity that has now gone public thanks to Senator Stan Gerzofsky. He vehemently opposes the Rail Authority and Executive Director Patricia Quinn; the siting of the proposed Brunswick Layover Facility in a freight yard next to complaining neighbors; and the idling of Amtrak engines.
Chairman Wayne Davis of TrainRiders/Northeast suggests the senator's actions are more personal than previously revealed.
Portland Press Herald editorial calls on Augusta not to turn the investigation into a "witch hunt": http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/19/our-view-impartial-leadership-key-to-rail-audits-integrity/