Public Transit Big Wigs: The People Who Can Never, Ever Do Anything Right

Daniel Grabauskas, the former director of the T who was forced to resign back in 2009, is positioned to take a job in Hawaii where he would oversee the construction of Honolulu’s elevated-rail system. But, as we know all too well, public-transit officials can never, ever do anything right, and must always, always have the deck stacked against them from the get-go. So it’s really no surprise that that’s the case in Hawaii, which has seen its fair share of delays and developed a lengthy list of opponents. “He faces some real difficulties; I hope he’s got a good contract,” says Cliff Slater, chairman of an anti-rail group. “This project is going to go down one way or the other.” [Herald]