Daniel A. Grabauskas, executive director and chief executive officer, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has been named to represent the United States and North America in a leadership position for a prominent international public transportation association.
Grabauskas was elected to serve on the policy board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) as a representative of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 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.”
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.