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Daniel Grabauskas

Daniel Grabauskas, who will reportedly be paid $30,000 a month for one year, will be “responsible overall for the management and supervision of the MBTA’s commuter rail system.”

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Honolulu's rail executive director/CEO resigns

Dan Grabauskas will be paid the final year of contract as part of the separation agreement, a total of $282,250. The board appointed HART board member Mike Formby as acting CEO, effective immediately.

Honolulu's rail project's shortfall could hit $1B

The updated figure assumes that it could be more costly to build rail than officials have already estimated, even factoring in the most recent price hikes, as the project enters “a more challenging, costly environment including the restricted Honolulu International Airport location and the urban City Center,” according to HART and city officials.

HART's Grabauskas added to UITP policy board

UITP is an international organization for public transportation authorities and operators, policy and decision makers, scientific institutes, businesses and suppliers. APTA has a long-standing partnership with the organization.

Honolulu building rail system of the future

Instead of human drivers, a centrally-located computer system will control stops, departures, and speed, and even open and close doors. HART officials expect operations to be cheaper and safer.

Honolulu rail's camera investment questioned

Under the terms of the $223,000 agreement with EarthCam, HART is installing cameras at the future sites of all 21 rail stations as well as the Maintenance and Storage Facility. Critics are concerned with the project's costs increasingly rising, overall.

Honolulu light rail announces art program

Will highlight work created by artists who have a strong understanding of and affinity for Hawaii’s history and culture. The art will be displayed at the 21 stations along the rail route and at the train control center in Waipahu.

Honolulu receives $67.5M in fed funding

Monies are part of $255 million in federal funds currently available for the Honolulu rail transit project this fiscal year. The project to date has $320 million available in federal funds under the Full Funding Grant Agreement.

FTA to award Honolulu rail project $1.55B FFGA

Signing is the final step of the FTA’s New Starts federal funding process for new rail systems, and makes available $200 million to the Honolulu rail project for fiscal year 2012.