HART CEO Grabauskas named APTA representative to UTIP

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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APTA (American Public Transportation Association) has named HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Executive Director and CEO Daniel A. Grabauskas as U.S./North America representative to the policy board of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) for the 2015-2017 term.

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.

“Dan Grabauskas will be an outstanding representative of APTA and the public transit industry on this policy board,” said APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn and share ideas with public transit peers around the world to advance public transportation.”

“I am honored to be selected to represent APTA and the transit industry on this prestigious policy board,” Grabauskas said. “This will provide us with the opportunity to share strategies and discuss the latest developments in the transit industry. I have always been a strong advocate for public transportation and I look forward to contributing to this important international effort.”

HART is building a 20-mile elevated rapid transit system connecting downtown Oahu, three University of Hawaii campuses, Aloha Stadium,  Honolulu International Airport and several shopping centers. The initial section, from Kapolei to Aloha Stadium, is slated to open in 2018;  the entire system, from Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, is set to be fully operational in 2019.

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