New Honolulu Rail Chief Was Late, Over Budget on His Biggest Project02/28/2012
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Daniel Grabauskas' largest construction project as chief of Boston's transit system was more than 30 percent over budget and a year late.
But the rail line had hit plenty of bumps before Grabauskas was in charge and the Honolulu official heading the committee that hired him says that the fact he was able to complete the project is a "testament to his ability to lead and execute."
Grabauskas is the lone "finalist" to become executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which is responsible for building the city's proposed 20-mile, $5.2 billion system. The 10-member HART board has already reached "consensus" and a vote to confirm him is set for Thursday.