Board of Directors
The NNEPRA Board of Directors, appointed by the Governor of the State of Maine, is supported by the collective efforts of staff to develop the operating strategies, marketing programs, community relations, food service, and service planning activities for the Downeaster.
Building upon the success of the Downeaster, NNEPRA has established the following goals to expand and improve passenger rail service in Maine, throughout Northern New England, and beyond.
- Reduce travel time between Boston and Portland.
- Increase frequency of trips between Portland and Boston.
- Pursue expansion of Downeaster service within Maine.
- Secure dedicated, multi-state funding to sustain Downeaster operations.
Click here for NNEPRA's Strategic Initiatives.
Visit the Board Meetings page for a list of upcoming NNEPRA Board meetings
Martin Eisenstein, Chairman
Senior Partner, Brann and Isaacson, Lewiston, Maine
Dana Connors, Vice Chairman
President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Augusta, Maine
John Bubier, Treasurer
City Manager, City of Biddeford, Maine
Ron McKinnon, Director
John Melrose, Director
David Bernhardt, Director
Commissioner, Maine Department of Transportation
MaineDOT Alternate: Susan Moreau
George Gervais, Director
Commissioner, Maine DECD
DECD Alternate: Carolann Ouellette