Urgent Public Meeting Tonight at Brunswick Town Council Chambers

To all friends of Amtrak's Downeaster service.

waynespirocucrPLEASE COME TO THE PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE BRUNSWICK LAYOVER FACILITY on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 FROM 5:30 TO 7:30pm BEING HELD ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE BRUNSWICK STATION, IN THE BRUNSWICK TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS. 

The nimby's will be out in force so your presence and this opportunity to speak briefly should not be missed.  Simply say that you support the site chosen by NNEPRA and currently approved by the FRA.  NNEPRA completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) in full accordance with federal and state laws and the EA should be upheld. 
All persons using the Downeaster service in all three states, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are allowed to speak and comment because what happens here in Maine could "stop the Downeaster in its tracks" as stated recently by NNEPRA's Executive Director.

While personal presence is most desirable, written comment will be accepted if sent by US Mail to NNEPRA, 75 West Commercial St., Suite 104, Portland, ME 04101 or electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Come on everyone, it took 12 years to get the Downeaster -  don't let this opportunity to save "America's Favorite Train" slip away.
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Wayne Davis, Chairman
PO Box 4869
Portland, ME 04112
Office: 207 879-7245
Cell: 207 272-2877

25th Anniversary Annual Meeting 2013 - An Inspiration to Behold!

trn-pin-final2TrainRiders/NE's Annual Meeting is always special - for our members and invited guests. However, this year's event celebrated not just the 25 years of our organization's effort to 'change the way New England travels," but the continued growth of the Downeaster and the relationships developed over the years with our public and private partners. Add to that mix the inspired message delivered by keynote speaker John Robert Smith and a new level of excited commitment to economic development through a growing and dependable national rail system was achieved.

FRA Approves Period of Public Comment for the Brunswick Layover Facility

{jcomments on}downeasterlogoThe proposed Brunswick Layover Facilty is one step closer as the FRA has reviewed NNEPRA's  Environmental Assessment report and given the 'ok' for a period of public comment and an open hearing.

A period of public comment, underway now and concluding on October 13th, will include an open hearing at the Brunswick Council Chambers from 5:30p - 7:30p on September 26, 2013.

This is a significant milestone. TrainRiders encourages its members and friends to attend this important hearing on the 26th so that supporters of the facility can have their voices heard. Those unable to attend can provide written comments to NNEPRA.

The full announcement and the entire Environmental Assessment report is available on NNEPRA's website.