POSTED: 2:12 p.m. HST, Feb 24, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 3:51 p.m. HST, Feb 24, 2012
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation today announced the selection of Daniel Grabauskas as finalist for the agency's chief executive officer position.
Grabauskas is chairman and senior strategic adviser of the Bronner Center for Transportation Management and former general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
The full board is scheduled to vote on the selection after taking public testimony at its March 1 meeting.
"Dan Grabauskas is a proven leader in the transit industry and we are pleased to be considering him for HART's top job,"Keslie Hui, chairman of the HART board's human resources committee, said in a statement.
If approved by the board, Grabauskas would begin work in mid-April.
"There is much that I have to learn about the project, and will rely on our staff, our elected leaders, stakeholders and the community for support in my transition," Grabauskas said in a statement. "I am a strong believer in open and honest communication and look forward to hearing many perspectives on how best to get the job done."
Grabauskas' proposed three-year contract includes an annual base salary of $245,000, a $36,000 a year housing allowance and a $6,000 annual transportation allowance. The proposal also includes the potential for a $35,000 annual performance bonus.
Toru Hamayasu has been serving as the agency's interim chief executive and will continue in that role until the new CEO arrives. He will then continue on with the project in a senior leadership position, HART said in its news release.