Quick Note: Train Host Program
TrainRiders/NE Train Hosts serve as goodwill ambassadors onboard the Downeaster to assist passengers with information; assist train crews in duties as requested by them; and promote rail safety.
As a volunteer, you'll travel between Maine and Boston conversing with passengers along the way.
Click on "Host Program" in the above menu for more information.
Downeaster Fare Increase Proposal
NNEPRA has issued a notice for public comment regarding proposed Downeaster fare increases.
In summary, from the NNEPRA notice:
- One-Way Peak fares between most city pairs will increase by $1.00
- Monthly Commuter Passes will increase 0%-7% based on city pairs.
- 10-Ride Passes will increase 0%-5% based on city pairs.
Adjusting fares to meet rising costs allows NNEPRA to stay within budget and reduce the impact on taxpayer contributions.October is set aside for public comment with a board vote in November. The full schedule of changes is contained in NNEPRA's 2012 Fare Proposal.