Revenue: May, 2016 revenue came in at 3, 377 as compared to 3,556 in May of 2015.
Maine’s Government Oversight Committee (GOC) met today in Augusta and heard Beth Ashcroft, director of the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA), present a 7-page report detailing her agency's preliminary investigation of NNEPRA.
This investigation was initiated at the request of Sen. Brunswick), who, among other things, opposed NNEPRA’s choice for the site of the soon-to-be-completed layover facility in Brunswick and who accused that Authority of mismanagement and a lack of transparency.
After extensive research into the operations and governance of the rail authority, Ms.
Ashcroft stated that OPEGA found no significant issues with NNEPRA. federal reviews and independent financial audits.” OPEGA’s conclusion that “there may be limited value to spending OPEGA resources on more detailed review of NNEPRA at this time” is a strong endorsement of NNEPRA’s practices and activities, validating the value of that agency to the State of Maine and the rest of northern New England.
More specifically, the report stated that: OPEGA noted that NNEPRA “appears to have strong practices in some areas, like procurement and contracting, which are already reviewed to some degree through . OPEGA's 7-page report will be followed by a more detailed Information Brief in September, after which the GOC will consider whether any follow up is needed. The NNEPRA Board Meeting was held on Monday, June 27th.
Ridership: Executive Director Patricia Quinn reported on the latest performance numbers.The May, 2106 ridership was 38,754 as compared to 22,722 in May of 2015 (Need we mention that May, 2015 was a disastrous 30 days due to a tie-replacement project gone awry).However, the actuals missed the projected ridership by a considerable degree.Ridership: Now that the roadbed is in tip-top shape, ridership shows continued growth since October of last year, save for January, 2016. On Time Performance: 89% Overall Customer Satisfaction: March Downeaster: 91, Amtrak: 85 Brunswick Layover Facility: Special Projects Manager Jim Russell reported on the continued progress at the BLF, "We are on schedule for a September opening." The NNEPRA Board was then treated to a video tour of the facility when Trainriders/Northeast board members were escorted around the site.UNV is currently building up a Talent Pool, which includes qualified, pre-assessed and evaluated candidates earmarked to become the next generation of UNV Programme Officers, the senior, country-level representatives of the organization.If you fulfill the requirements and are interested to apply, please follow the instructions: If you have not yet registered in the UNV database, please apply by registering your profile at https://org/html/index.php?