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Public Participation

There will be opportunities throughout 2008 for the public to participate in the Portland North Expansion planning process. This page will announce the dates, times, and locations of upcoming meetings and special events.

In the meantime, if you would like to be added to the e-mail list to receive periodic updates about the project and future public meetings, please send a message to MaineDOT's Sue Moreau at susan.moreau@maine.gov or phone her at 207-624-3239.

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Summary List of Meetings

  • May 4, 2010: There will be a Public Meeting for the Portland North Small Starts Alternative Modes Study at the Town Council Chamber at 16 Station Avenue in Brunswick on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 from 6 to 8 PM
  • April 28th, 2010: There will be a Public Meeting for the Portland North Small Starts in Study Room 109 of the Abromson Center at USM in Portland 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010.
  • December 10, 2009:  Stakeholder Alternatives, Modeling and Cost update at AVCOG
  • December 10, 2009:  PACTS/Stakeholder Alternatives, Modeling and Cost update at GPCOG
  • June 30, 2009:  Town of Brunswick Coordination Meeting at Brunswick Town Hall
  • June 16, 2009:  Town of Cumberland Coordination Meeting at Cumberland Town Hall
  • June 16, 2009:  Town of Yarmouth Coordination Meeting at Yarmouth Town Hall
  • June 16, 2009:  Town of Freeport Coordination Meeting at Freeport Town Hall
  • June 15, 2009: Town of Falmouth Coordination Meeting at Falmouth Town Hall
  • June 15, 2009: Town of Lewiston Coordination Meeting at AVCOG
  • May 27, 2009:  City of Portland Coordination Meeting at Portland City Hall
  • May 24, 2009:  Railroad Coordination Meeting with SLR at SLR Offices
  • March 24, 2009:  General Stakeholder Progress Meeting at GPCOG
  • March 24, 2009:  General Stakeholder Progress Meeting at AVCOG
  • March 20, 2009:  Railroad Coordination Meeting with Pa Am Railways at the PTC
  • February 11, 2009:  General Stakeholder Progress Meeting at  GPCOG
  • February 11, 2009:  General Stakeholder Progress Meeting at  AVCOG
  • May 28, 2008:  General Stakeholder/Kickoff Meeting at AVCOG
  • May 27, 2008:  General  Stakeholder/Kickoff  Meeting at Falmouth Town Hall

Technical Advisory Committee

In addition to soliciting opinions from the public about the study, the project team will also be relying on the expertise of a Technical Advisory Committee to help guide the project. Members include the following:

  • Maine Department of Transportation
  • Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA)
  • Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
  • Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)
  • Pan Am Railroad
  • St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad (SLA)
  • Lewiston-Auburn Railroad
  • Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA)
  • AECOM Transportation.

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Current List of Stakeholders

  • Chris Andreasson, President, Vermont Transit

  • Stacey Benjamin, Maine State Planning Office

  • Peter Butler, FTA

  • Deborah Cabana, Town Manager, Gray

  • Christine Charette, Town Manager, Town of Durham

  • Patrick Christian, Executive Director, Western Maine Transportation Services, Inc.

  • Rick Cloutier, Manager, Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport

  • William Crain, Selectman, Pownal

  • Wayne Davis, Chairman, Train Riders Northeast

  • Craig Denekas, Vice President, Libra Foundation

  • Jay Duncan, Vice President, AECOM Transportation

  • John Duncan, Executive Director, PACTS

  • Dawn Emerson, Town Planner, Yarmouth

  • David Fink, President, PAN AM Railways

  • Don Garrish, City Manager, Brunswick

  • Ray Goss, General Manager, SLR

  • Lucien Gosselin, Executive Director, Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

  • Joseph Gray, City Manager, Portland

  • Mark Hasselmann, ROW & Environ, FHWA

  • Alex Jaegerman, Chief Planner, Portland

  • Robert Kahn, Architect, TrainRiders

  • Dana Knapp, Maine Operations Manager, Concord Coach
    Rosemary Kulow, Town Manager, New Gloucester

  • Donna Larson, Town Planner, Freeport

  • Chris Mann, Planning, MaineDOT

  • Jeffrey Monroe, Director, Portland Ports and Transportation

  • Charles Morrison, Executive Director, Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce

  • Nate Moulton, OFBS, MaineDOT

  • Phil Nadeau, Chairman, Lewiston Assistant City Manager

  • Carla Nixon, Town Planner, Cumberland

  • Marika O'Brien, Event Coordinator, Pinelands

  • Dale Olmstead, Town Manager, Freeport

  • Gordon Page, VP & Director of Passenger Operations, Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR)

  • Nathan Poore, Town Manager, Falmouth

  • Patricia Quinn, Executive Director, NNEPRA

  • Jamie Robinson, Safety & Training Manager, SLR

  • Susan Moreau, MaineDOT

  • Rebecca Schaffner, Town Planner, New Gloucester

  • William Shane, Town Manager, Cumberland

  • Bruce Sleeper, Attorney, TrainRiders

  • Laurie Smith, Acting City Manager, City of Auburn

  • Amanda Stearns, Town Planner, Falmouth

  • George Thebarge, Contract Planner, Gray

  • Robert Thompson, Executive Director, AVCOG

  • Bob Thorpe, President, Lewiston-Auburn Railroad Company

  • Nathanial Tupper, Town Manager, Yarmouth

  • Conrad Welzel, Maine Turnpike Authority

  • Matti Gurney, Planning Director, GPCOG

This page last updated on 4/23/10