News Brief

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. 

Press Room

waynespirocucrTrainRiders/Northeast can provide quick, knowledgeable information on any story affecting passenger rail transportation in the Northeast.

Wayne Davis, Chairman of the Board, organized TrainRiders for the purpose of bringing Amtrak service back to Maine, New Hampshire and Northeastern Massachusetts. The result: the Downeaster, from Portland to Boston with stops in between.

When writing a story about passenger rail issues, Wayne should be one of your first contacts. He knows the history of Amtrak's return to New England and will marshal the facts for any writer. Click here for a higher resolution picture.


Wayne Davis
Chairman, TrainRiders/Northeast
207 272-2877
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PO Box 4869
Portland, ME  04112
Office: 207 879-7245(TRY-RAIL)

Board of Directors - Officers 

Andrew Hyland, Vice-Chair, ME
George O'Keefe, Executive Director - ME

F. Bruce Sleeper, Esq., Treasurer & Counsel, ME


Board Members

Don Briselden, At Large, NH
Janet Brown, At Large, ME
 Betsey Buckley, ME
Nicholas Catoggio, MA
Michael Duprey, At Large
Ellen Fogg, ME
Robert Hall, NH
Bill Hunt, NH
Andrew Hyland, ME
Valarie Lamont, ME
William Lord, ME
James Oikle, ME
George O'Keefe, Jr., ME
Christopher Parker, VT
Stephen Piper, NH
Robert Rodman, At Large
Paula Boyer Rougny, At Large
Fred Smith, MA