Archive -- TrainRiders/Northeast Annual Meeting
Monday, December 16, 2019 11:30 AM Monday, December 16, 2019 3:30 PM
Holiday Inn by the Bay 88 Spring Street Portland ME 04101
Invited guests are Patricia Quinn, Executive Director of NNEPRA, David Fink, President of Pan Am Railways and Bruce A. Van Note, Maine Commissioner of Transportation. Much is happening with passenger and freight rail in Maine and no better place to get a full briefing than at our Annual Meeting. In addition, we are celebrating the Downeaster's 18th birthday!
11:30 am - Registration begins at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland
12:15 pm - Welcome, Business Meeting, Buffet Luncheon, Special Presentations and Guest Speakers
3:30 pm - Closing Comments and Adjournment
3:40 pm - Following the meeting, you're invited to board a shuttle bus to the Downeaster for a roundtrip to Freeport to see LL Bean's spectacular Christmas display and program. Afterward, we'll board the 5:38 pm Downeaster to Portland and points south. The trip is on us!
Take the train to and from Portland
Northbound Downeaster #681 from Boston arrives in Portland at 11:40 am. Southbound from Brunswick arrives at 11:58 am (you'll be bussed from the station to the hotel).
Renew your membership now by using our online form or by including your check when you mail your meeting reservation to TrainRiders/Northeast.
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.