NNEPRA reports May ridership missed FY2017 target by 5%, due to loss of approximately 2,500 riders because of weekend curtailments and heat restrictions. May ridership was only 261 passengers below May of last year. FY2017 YTD ridership is 9% ahead of target. When the June numbers come in, FY2017 promises to be a very successful year.
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.