News Brief

2017Memories...TrainRiders/NE Chairman Wayne Davis looks back on 
the Downeaster's Year-of-Success. Yes, it was a very good year!
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Senator Stan Gerzofsky (D-Brunswick) is at it again - asking the Legislature's Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability to conduct a full audit of NNEPRA operations - he did this two years ago but it went nowhere. He has also reintroduced a bill restricting passenger trains to 30 minutes of idling time (keep in mind that diesel engines need to idle during cold weather in order to prevent freezeups). The Bangor Daily News reports on his latest effort to investigate the Downeaster and its Executive Director, Patricia Quinn.

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/12/politics/
brunswick-senator-seeks-probe-of-downeaster-railroad-operations/