Paul Murphy is general manager of Downeast Transportation Inc., a private non-profit corporation located in Trenton, Maine. Downeast Transportation has since 1999 operated Island Explorer, an alternatively fueled transit system in and around Acadia National park. Paul grew up in the Boston area, attending University of Massachusetts Harbor campus there. Paul moved to Bar Harbor, Maine in 1989, where he raised his family, joining Downeast in 2002.
About the Island Explorer Bus System (Bar Harbor, ME): The Island Explorer Bus System features eight bus routes linking hotels, inns, and campgrounds with destinations in Acadia National Park and neighboring village centers. Clean propane-powered vehicles offer Mount Desert Island visitors and residents free transportation to hiking trails, carriage roads, island beaches, and in-town shops and restaurants.